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F-14 Tomcat = Retired

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  1. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Just saw the report on CNN about 5 minutes ago. I guess the F-14 is officially retired as of today.

    Thats pretty crazy - it always seemed like the type of dominant fighter that would be around for at least a few more years.

    I guess the Navy's decision is based upon the multi-role capeability of the FA-18 Hornet, and the fact that more Hornets can fit on an Aircraft Carrier than Tomcats.
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Well the tomcat has been around since the 70s, just like the F15.

    The hornet and the F22 are far more capable than the F14 nowadays.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Boo. :( Growing up, the Tomcat was always my favorite fighter jet.
     
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    damn this sucks. the F-14 Tomcat is one of my favorite jets
     
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    Who knows maybe they will bring it back for some reason. The A-10 was retire once or twice and it is still out there killing tanks.
     
  6. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i never thought i'd see some one get so butt hurt over a plane........
     
  7. reikoshea

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    the f-14 is not JUST a plane. it is the plane. i mean hell, even after tom cruise flew one, it was miraculously still the coolest thing in the sky.
     
  8. Capt. Orygun

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    nope,

    the Navy is going JSF (Joint Service Fighter). Fom what I've heard it will replace both the 18 and the 14

    AF is getting the JSF too, to replace its F16 inventory, the F22 is already in service, it is not a Navy bird, never will be
     
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    Thats my favorite plane. :) pretty much a flying machine gun.
     
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    tom curise also played a lawyer..... and heaven forbid if all of them stopped production................ :ph34r:
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    it's "Joint Strike Fighter". F-35 Lightning II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    so is it still kosher to watch top gun? or is it too old school now?
     
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    i still watch it....but im usually not the best person to follow. im a leader in my own mind
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I was mistaking the F22 and the JSF. The JSF has the VTOL capability doesn't it? I was thinking the F22 did.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I live about a mile and a half off the runway of the largest A-10 base in the country :) i get to hear them fly overhead all the time.

    they make a beautiful noise.
     
  16. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :concur:
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    i wouldnt go so far as to say f15 > > > f14....maybe just f15 > f14
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Hush, I have more posts than you do, therefore I'm right.
     
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