selector switch. This switch limits the number of rounds
that can be fired per burst (50, 100, or 200), or it permits
unrestricted firing (MAN position).
HOOK/GUN PANEL. The HOOK/GUN panel,
located on the forward cockpit vertical console, contains
the gun rounds counter. This counter provides a digital
countdown readout of the rounds remaining.
Decoy Dispensing Systems
The F-14 aircraft uses the AN/ALE-39 decoy
dispensing system. The CHAFF/FLARE DISPENSE
panel is located on the aft cockpit right side console.
The MANUAL DISPENSE switch on the
CHAFF/FLARE DISPENSE panel is used to initiate
rounds from the aft cockpit. Rounds can also be
initiated from the forward cockpit by the decoy dispense
push button on the control stick.
The jettison system allows jettison of certain
external stores. There are four jettison modes:
Emergency, which is pilot controlled
ACM encounter, which is NFO selected and
Selective, which is NFO controlled
Auxiliary, which is NFO controlled (BRU-32
In all modes, arming and fuzing is disabled during
jettison operations. The landing gear handle must be UP
for ACM encounter, selective, and auxiliary jettison modes.
Aircraft Armament Configuration Capabilities
The basic armament configuration (fig. 15-3) of the
F-14 aircraft consists of four fuselage-mounted LAU-92
Figure 15-3.Basic armament configuration.