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Not near the tight turn radius of the A4 or F-18 and I don't think the F-14 could pull off a few maneuvers the F18 does.
F-14 has very good turning radius, easily a better performer than the F-4 and previous jets used by the Blue Angels. One of the problems is also the sweeping wings, can't do formations with the wings sweeping back and forth among other issues.
 

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Someone who knows more can expand on this, but IIRC some CF-104's ejected up, and some ejected downwards. Pilots flying these on low level missions- for which these things were never intended- had to have reminders in the cockpit as to which way that particular aircraft ejected. Apparently there were a lot of pilots killed unnecessarily because of that.
 
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