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saunderscc
03-12-2008, 19:18
I found this video tonight and thought I would share it. What a plane!

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KIDCOP
03-25-2008, 04:05
The F-14 had a rough start but once the bugs got worked out it was a pretty good aircraft. I really liked the A+.

glooooock
03-25-2008, 06:32
If you look at the specs ,the F14 still exceeds the newer aircraft in some areas . Sadly one spec was maintenance hours per flight hour , and fuel burn .

As a kid at the Miramar air show , A top gun pilot would give a speech about the F-14 " If you left in full after burner , to the north east -you would find yourself out of fuel at 45,000 feet over Denver in 27 minutes " .

We never do that as the engines would be trashed .


http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/f-14-specs.htm

sarhog
03-25-2008, 09:35
Pretty awesome! Makes me kinda miss carrier life......kinda :eagle:

standerson
03-27-2008, 01:49
I was in a VF Squadron when we were transitioning from F4's to Tomcats. Nice birds.

That was maaaaaany moons ago.