is on the ground. Master arm power is removed when
the handle is in the DOWN position, but is available
when the handle is in the UP position.
A R M A M E N T S A F E T Y O V E R R I DE
SWITCH. The armament safety override (ARMT
SAFETY ORIDE) switch (fig. 7-7) is located in the
nosewheel well. This switch is a magnetically held
closed switch. The switch is used as an armament
safety override to bypass the open landing gear safety
circuit when the LDG GEAR handle is in the DOWN
position. This switch enables technicians to perform
functional checks while the aircraft is on the ground.
Missile Control System
The missile control system consists of the basic
controls and components previously discussed, and
the following controls and components: the weapons
status indicators, the liquid (LIQ) cooling control
panel, and the aft cockpit caution advisory panel.
Multiple Weapons Release System
The multiple weapons release system comprises
the basic controls and components, as well as the
multiple weapons systems controls and components.
M61A1 20-mm Automatic Gunfire Control
The M61A1 20-mm automatic gunfire control
system enables selecting, arming, and firing of the
gun. Depending upon the mission objective, the
gunfire control system can be operated in an air-to-air
(A/A), air-to-ground (A/G), or air-combat maneuver
(ACM encounter) mode.
AN/AWW-4 Fuze Function Control System
This system is used to provide a high dc voltage
for the charging and arming of electrical bomb fuzes.
It also provides voltage for the electrical initiation of
the VT or proximity fuze. The faze is called a VT
fuze because the original device contained vacuum
Decoy Dispensing Systems
The F-14 aircraft uses the AN/ALE-29A or the
AN/ALE-39 decoy dispensing system to eject decoy
rounds into the air. These rounds consist of chaff
packages or flares. Releasing these rounds allows the
aircraft to evade air-to-air and surface-to-air attacks.
The location of the decoy dispenser is shown in
The jettison system enables the jettisoning of
certain external stores. There are four jettison modes:
1. EmergencyPilot controlled.
2. ACM encounterNFO selected, pilot con-
3. SelectiveNFO controlled.
4. AuxiliaryNFO controlled.
The NFO is the person in the back seat of the
aircraft. The NFO selects and controls the jettison by
using the armament control indicator located in the aft
cockpit (fig. 7-2). In all modes, arming and fuzing are
Figure 7-7.-Armament safety override switch.