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USN Retro-Photo of the Day: A Mighty F-14 Tomcat--King of the Fighter Jets--Dominating Air and Sea!
United States Navy ^ | March 1, 1991 | Lieutenant Commander Ken Neubauer, U.S. Navy

Posted on 03/20/2010 4:18:21 PM PDT by EnjoyingLife

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1 posted on 03/20/2010 4:18:21 PM PDT by EnjoyingLife
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To: EnjoyingLife

You know what the old drivers say.”Hornets by mandate. Tomcats by choice!!


2 posted on 03/20/2010 4:22:05 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (Never compromise with evil! Even in the face of Armageddon!! Rorshach)
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To: EnjoyingLife

WAAAYYYY Kewl !!!


3 posted on 03/20/2010 4:22:58 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: EnjoyingLife
That, um, excites me.
4 posted on 03/20/2010 4:23:07 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: xkaydet65
You know what the old drivers say.”Hornets by mandate. Tomcats by choice!!

I remember a GI Zippo lighter from a VF (F4Phantom) squadron during my WESTPAC that said "Better a sister in a whorehouse, than a brother in a Tomcat squadron." Yea, I'm old.

5 posted on 03/20/2010 4:26:40 PM PDT by VR-21 (Bring me my broadsword, and clear understanding. Bring me my cross of gold as a talisman.)
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Hornets are half the fighter plane that the Tomcats are when you do a side-by-side comparison of their capabilities. Nothing like having dumbed-downed military machinery.


6 posted on 03/20/2010 4:27:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: EnjoyingLife

That’s a negative, Ghostrider, the pattern is full.


7 posted on 03/20/2010 4:27:26 PM PDT by edpc (Those Lefties just ain't right)
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To: magslinger

ping


8 posted on 03/20/2010 4:30:09 PM PDT by Vroomfondel
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Cheer up.

Iran still uses them, LOL


9 posted on 03/20/2010 4:32:28 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: EnjoyingLife

Got wood?


10 posted on 03/20/2010 4:33:06 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: EnjoyingLife

The first reason why I love F-14’s was because they were the fighter plane that was in the anime series ROBOTECH when I was a kid. Including the skull and bones’ insignia in the tail section.


11 posted on 03/20/2010 4:34:14 PM PDT by max americana
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But they can’t get spare parts for them because we literally cut up all of our retired F-14s into little bitty pieces.


12 posted on 03/20/2010 4:37:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: EnjoyingLife

If the date is March 1, 1991 and this is USS America, then this is the Persian Gulf and not the Red Sea.

Sorry for the quibble alert.


13 posted on 03/20/2010 4:38:09 PM PDT by castowell ("I'm 95% cured" - BHO, 6/23/09)
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To: VR-21

I remember a GI Zippo lighter from a VF (F4Phantom) squadron during my WESTPAC that said “Better a sister in a whorehouse, than a brother in a Tomcat squadron.”

I remember it as ‘The Marines”
They get paid more and screwed less.
Covering my butt here, I have never met a Marine I wouldn’t be proud to call a friend, met a few that I wouldn’t let in the house though!!

Jack


14 posted on 03/20/2010 4:39:57 PM PDT by btcusn
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Hornets are half the fighter plane that the Tomcats are when you do a side-by-side comparison of their capabilities. Nothing like having dumbed-downed military machinery.

Yes. They are half the machine, literally RCS wise. Tomcat has the RCS of a battleship and can't out maneuver squat in close.....which is why they were replaced....;)

15 posted on 03/20/2010 4:41:18 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: Jack Hydrazine

And now we’re going to use our F15s for target practice, I think. Maybe that was our F16s.


16 posted on 03/20/2010 4:43:08 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Cutting up a Tomcat (I don’t care the reason) is a criminal act. The perps should be executed.


17 posted on 03/20/2010 4:45:11 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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"Iran still uses them, LOL"

Do they have all 3 idiot lights on the "heads up" display?

18 posted on 03/20/2010 4:47:57 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: magslinger

Gotta be worth a Navair ping!


20 posted on 03/20/2010 4:49:05 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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