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Old 03-09-2011, 09:57 PM   #11
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #12
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I was aboard the Forrestal for a while and got to see and be near my share of this badass of the skies. She could fly at Mach 2.5 and maintain it. She could track 24 targets and kill 6 or better at a time. she was finally retired after 27 years of faithful service. There are plans to try and resurrect the Tomcat. We'll see...

F-14 Tomcat





The Raptor is built and tested right here not 5 miles from where I sit this moment. Every day it's fair skys one of them is up going through its paces. An F-16 serves as the chase plane while a Blackhack circles the field. And there's the old reliable C-130 Herkybird flying around. Not sure what part it plays. On the other hand they could be targets for the Raptor to track.

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Old 03-09-2011, 11:53 PM   #13
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I was aboard the Forrestal for a while and got to see and be near my share of this badass of the skies. She could fly at Mach 2.5 and maintain it. She could track 24 targets and kill 6 or better at a time. she was finally retired after 27 years of faithful service. There are plans to try and resurrect the Tomcat. We'll see...
Did anyone on your ship ever comment on the F-14s engines? I heard they weren't that great.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:38 AM   #14
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I also heard the F22 was halted on all further orders... GOOD JOB! not really....

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Old 03-10-2011, 09:36 AM   #16
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Did anyone on your ship ever comment on the F-14s engines? I heard they weren't that great.
I don't recall hearing anything overly negative about the engines on the F-14D Super-Tomcats, but I absolutely hated dealing with her manuals-- modded or upgraded avionics would get a generic F-14 mod part number that had nothing to do with the original item part number and there was no pub that told you what the heck it was.

If you weren't an F-14 tech to begin with, you were absolutely lost until one showed up. Their APG-71 radar package was awesome, but a total pain to work with, too-- hydraulically driven and liquid-cooled. You needed to be a damn plumber as well as an avionics tech to work on it.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:26 AM   #17
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Keep them coming guys! This content is great!
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:15 AM   #18
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I think beyond a shadow of a doubt this thread will be mostly military aircraft - so far it has been anyway. Which there is nothing wrong with that at all.

Here's one that quickly became a favorite of mine because of the Medal of Honor series: Horten Ho-229



One of my favorite commercial jets - It's a complete same all were taken out of service: Concorde



Out of the bomber class aircraft, this one is probably my second favorite - North American XB-70 Valkyrie



My third most favorite out of the bomber class - B-2 Stealth Bomber



My favorite of the bomber class - Tupolev Tu-160

This plane can rain death of any type - be it biological, nuclear or conventional, from 40,000 feet or more, without endangering the crew in any way. By the time you knew this plane was in the sky, you'd be dead already, as it is capable of carrying some of the longest range weaponry there is. This plane is comparable to the Rockwell B-1a Lancer prototype, which unfortunately never saw the light of day. The B-1b Lancer is used today. It is faster and more agile than some of the advanced fighter jets out there.

That's some more of mine. I have so many, it'd probably take up two or three whole pages on CF, and quite frankly, even though I would love to do something like that, I know I can't.
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Here are a few of mine.

Mitsubishi A6M5 "zero"



P51D



F4U Corsair



Piper J-3



Spirit of St. Louis




Here are my favorite ridiculous planes:

Vought V-173



BV-141



And of course, the Phillips Multiwing plane.

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This thing is pretty awesome......Airbus Beluga
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