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The USN and USAF are phasing out the F14.

Good riddance - for each hour up in the air they needed fifty on the ground in repairs. Bird was crap, but it was _iconic_ crap. Now only the Iranians will be flying them.

There's a certain amount of irony there.

Haroun

Date: 2006-03-12 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-polarisstar.livejournal.com
I'd heard that about them. Seems like that level of inefficiency shouldn't have been in use anyway.

What they did...

Date: 2006-03-12 10:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jetstream.livejournal.com
... which was protect Carrier Groups from the mid-70s on, they did well. But they're total hangar queens and have been refitted so many times that they've earned their maintenance requirements.

It's sort of a Frankenplane. But it does have legs and a certain degree of reach-out-and-touch-someone that very little else in the US arsenal really has.

Haroun

Date: 2006-03-13 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-forge.livejournal.com
What are the odds we could get one? You know, just for parts and such.

I like the way you think...

Date: 2006-03-14 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] x-jetstream.livejournal.com
But the Professor just vetoed the idea.

Almost as soon as I thought of it. Apparently we're only allowed _one_ milspec plane per mansion.

Sad, that.

Haroun

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