Tag: air combat maneuvering

F-4 Vs F-8: the rivalry between the first "All-Weather Interceptor" and the “Last of the Gunfighters”
“The F-4s got off to a horrid start when running into F-8s. Their reputation was dog-s**t,” Jerry B. "Devil" Houston, former F-8 driver The McDonnell two-place, twinjet, all-weather F-4 Phantom II, with top speeds more than twice that of sound, was one of the most versatile fighters ever built. It served in the...
Book provides never told stories of VF-14 Tophatters Squadron and the F-14 Tomcat
"The F-14 Tomcat was a pure air-to-air fighter and our mission, in the words of Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron), was '...to patrol our area of the sky and shoot down any enemy aircraft that are in that area. Anything else is rubbish,'" Bill "Pinch" Paisley, former F-14 RIO "The platform was the F-14 Tomcat, the ship was the...