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    always reminds me of Macross...
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    Default Re: No more F-14 Tomcats :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    espn, that one wont die so soon lar...

    Drudkh, thanks dude!

    jsbn, yup, currently AIM-54 only used on Tomcats. But was tested on YF-12A and designed for F-111 but never deployed.

    G-man... yeah... what a mistake I made... its the E and F Hornet model. Got some publicity in the show Behind Enemy Lines.... where it showed how good it handled before being shot down.... Yup, I like the fujimi tomcats a lot. Academy ones are the most affordable. Tamiya also makes them...

    I think no Tomcat ever got shot down.
    Tamiya makes them in 1/32 if you feel particularly rich. If you're referring to the 1/72, those are reboxings of Italeri's kits.

    If you're lucky, you might be able to buy the Fujimi 1/72 Tomcat with Iranian AF markings. :-D
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    As I am typing this, there is a 1/72 F-14 Tomcat model sitting on top of my CPU. I like the one with a Calico Jack best!

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    Default Re: No more F-14 Tomcats :(

    , For this plane, i love the front view most , just like a bird with it winds wide spread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    always reminds me of Macross...
    That one, I got a model still not assemble yet. Must go down n see see if got 1/32 one for me or not, not for macross of course. Normal F-14 Tomcat plane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    espn, that one wont die so soon lar...

    Drudkh, thanks dude!

    jsbn, yup, currently AIM-54 only used on Tomcats. But was tested on YF-12A and designed for F-111 but never deployed.

    G-man... yeah... what a mistake I made... its the E and F Hornet model. Got some publicity in the show Behind Enemy Lines.... where it showed how good it handled before being shot down.... Yup, I like the fujimi tomcats a lot. Academy ones are the most affordable. Tamiya also makes them...

    I think no Tomcat ever got shot down.
    Thus I assume this legendary missile would go down with the legendary carrier interceptor aircraft?

    RSAF shld have bought the F14 as well the last time... Including the technology for Phoneix missiles.... IF the US Military agrees....
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    Default Re: No more F-14 Tomcats :(

    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Thus I assume this legendary missile would go down with the legendary carrier interceptor aircraft?

    RSAF shld have bought the F14 as well the last time... Including the technology for Phoneix missiles.... IF the US Military agrees....
    Hehe... then kenna stuck with no maintenance since F-14 retires......Just look at Iranian F-14s... all not flyable already...

    Its a matter of time before F-15 goes the same way (once F-22 Raptors are in full production and operation)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    Hehe... then kenna stuck with no maintenance since F-14 retires......Just look at Iranian F-14s... all not flyable already...

    Its a matter of time before F-15 goes the same way (once F-22 Raptors are in full production and operation)...
    IRIAF Tomcats are still airworthy lah, go read AFM magazine for information on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man
    IRIAF Tomcats are still airworthy lah, go read AFM magazine for information on them.
    Oops.. my bad... yeah.. estimated only 20 of the original 79 are left...
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    http://www.iiaf.net/aircraft/jetfighters/F14/f14.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    always reminds me of Macross...
    Yup.. same here.. not to forget the show Top Gun too...

    haiz.. sad to hear it..buta with a steep maintenance price tag, it gota go sooner or later..

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    Top gun is on hbo now...

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    Oh no more top gun! I like F-14s too. Anyone have a video of it in real action? (Not top gun movie!) Better still can see the wings sweeping back.

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    Default Re: No more F-14 Tomcats :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    Hehe... then kenna stuck with no maintenance since F-14 retires......Just look at Iranian F-14s... all not flyable already...

    Its a matter of time before F-15 goes the same way (once F-22 Raptors are in full production and operation)...
    And who just brought a ton of F15s

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    wah my first model plane when I was young is F14! now no more liao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    Its a matter of time before F-15 goes the same way (once F-22 Raptors are in full production and operation)...
    The F-22 is meant to replace the F-15C not the F-15E "mudhen"

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    I think they'll live on as Macross Valkyrie fighters next time

    Always thot they were too big and that the Hornets and Falcons looked prettier. Still its a legendary fighter with legendary missiles that kept the world's oceans' peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klose
    The F-22 is meant to replace the F-15C not the F-15E "mudhen"
    Hmmm... knowing the USAF/USN history....
    F-15A = Fighter
    F-15B = Trainer
    F-15C = Fighter
    F-15D = Trainer
    ... then realise they need to get some badly needed fighter bombers and the F-16's load is limited...
    F-15E = Fighter-Bomber.....

    F-14A = Fighter/Interceptor
    F-14B = Upgrade
    F-14C = Upgrade
    ... then realised that they retired the A-7 and A-6 and the limited early Hornets...
    F-14D = Fighter-Bomber

    So... wont be surprised if the F-22 was asked to move some mud in the near future....

    Quote Originally Posted by eel
    I think they'll live on as Macross Valkyrie fighters next time

    Always thot they were too big and that the Hornets and Falcons looked prettier. Still its a legendary fighter with legendary missiles that kept the world's oceans' peace.
    I am sure its a dreadful feeling to be the opposite side of the Tomcat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    So... wont be surprised if the F-22 was asked to move some mud in the near future....
    Haven't you heard the old Strategic Air Command saying, "Fighter pilots make movies, strike pilots make history!"


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    Default Re: No more F-14 Tomcats :(

    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Thus I assume this legendary missile would go down with the legendary carrier interceptor aircraft?

    RSAF shld have bought the F14 as well the last time... Including the technology for Phoneix missiles.... IF the US Military agrees....
    ur right. IIRC, the phoneix missile system was created specifically for the F14 and fleet defense purposes - back in the bad old days where the USN was afraid of a massive bomber/missile attack by the russians on their carrier fleet.
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    Default Re: No more F-14 Tomcats :(

    Quote Originally Posted by afbug
    Oh no more top gun! I like F-14s too. Anyone have a video of it in real action? (Not top gun movie!) Better still can see the wings sweeping back.
    You want videos? I give you videos!!!!

    F-14 mixed footage

    Fighter Fling 2003

    Personally I've always had a soft spot for British jets as compared to American jets.

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