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Old 03-07-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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'Top Gun' F-14 Jets Fly Final Mission


The Navy'* last two squadrons of F-14 Tomcats are heading home, ending the final combat deployment of the Cold War-era fighter jet that flew into the danger zone with Tom Cruise in "Top Gun."


Fighter Squadrons VF-213 and VF-31 - 22 Tomcats in all - are scheduled to fly to Oceana Naval Air Station on Friday, one day before the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is to return to Norfolk Naval Station, the Navy said Monday. The carrier is returning from a six-month deployment in support of the Iraq war.

The Tomcats are to be replaced by F/A-18 Super Hornets later this year.



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*runs out and steals an F14*
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*runs out and steals an F14*
while you're at it grab me one!! those are some bad arse planes!
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I like the F/18'* and F/35B'*.....They can hover
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*runs out and steals an F14*
You don't have to. You just need to be a veteran'* organization and they'll probably give one to you. They just flew one in here (DeLand, FL) this past summer, parked it, had the engines out and gone the next day, and now it sits in memorial at the local vet'* museum.

It really blew my mind how they could just fly in millions of $$ of hdwr. and just park it like that.

I have a really nice Powerpoint slide show of F22s flying with F15s my brother sent me.
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I'd try and make them leave the engines in....Just remove the ordinance lol.
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About time. When did those hit the Navy'* deck? 73/74?
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I like the F/18'* and F/35B'*.....They can hover
You aren't saying the F-18s can hover, are you? You might be thinking of the F/A-8 Harrier.
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I like the F/18'* and F/35B'*.....They can hover
You aren't saying the F-18s can hover, are you? You might be thinking of the F/A-8 Harrier.
I could be wrong...happens often
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I could be wrong...happens often
No worries.... just thought I'd ask . Yeah, the F-18 has to take off conventionally, but the F/A-8 has vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability through it'* vectored-thrust engine. It'* the plane the Governator flew in True Lies.
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