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A Tribute to the F-14

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by saunderscc, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. saunderscc

    saunderscc US NAVY CHIEF

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    I found this video tonight and thought I would share it. What a plane!

    <embed style="width:400px; height:326px;" id="VideoPlayback" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-7069648842128183770&hl=en" flashvars=""> </embed>
     
  2. KIDCOP

    KIDCOP Rifle Master Millennium Member

    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+.
     

  3. glooooock

    glooooock Tall Member

    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
     
  4. sarhog

    sarhog Helo bubba

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    Pretty awesome! Makes me kinda miss carrier life......kinda :eagle:
     
  5. standerson

    standerson

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    I was in a VF Squadron when we were transitioning from F4's to Tomcats. Nice birds.

    That was maaaaaany moons ago.