//AMP

Tag: U.S. Navy

All you need to know about Pentagon’s role in the making of Top Gun: Maverick
In return for Pentagon’s assistance, Paramount agreed to an “official DoD screening” of Top Gun: Maverick before its official release. The internet was set ablaze on Jul. 18, 2019 when the first, sierra hotel trailer for Top Gun: Maverick debuted. As reported by Washington Business Journal, we still must...
Former US Naval Aviator provides an A-4 Vs A-7 Technical Comparison
‘It came down to a great little airplane, the A-4, being less capable overall than a larger and more efficient airplane, the A-7, which could get more bombs off the bow. For sheer fun in flying though, I'd take a Super Fox A-4 over any other aircraft,’ CAPT T.J. (Jeff) Brown, Jr.
Maverick Still Feels The Need for Speed: Check Out the Official Top Gun Sequel Trailer
Top Gun: Maverick will hit theaters on Jun. 26, 2020. Check out the official Top Gun: Maverick Trailer starring Tom Cruise! Tom Cruise stars in the sequel to the 1986 action drama Top Gun, Top Gun 2. According to the trailer description in this film, Maverick (played by Cruise) is called back into action...
Former F-14 Pilot remembers Capt Dale “Snort” Snodgrass’ Close Call with an Iraqi SAM during Operation Desert Storm
"I was just a young pilot; Snodgrass was the best pilot in our rank ... And when I saw the two flames from his afterburners I thought for a fraction of a second that his two engines were on fire. And I said to myself ‘It’s all over they got him ...,"' Commander Matt Aljanich, former...
Remembering the U.S. Navy F-4G, the Phantom that could perform automatic carrier landings
On Feb. 19, 1964 Cdr Ken Stecker, CO of VF-96, and his RIO Lt Charles Webster III made the F-4G first data-link-controlled AIM-7 Sparrow launch at NAS Point Mugu. All Stecker had to do was select which missile to fire, while Webster set up the initial radar interception and a Q-2C target drone was shot down.
Here’s how a Dogfight between US Navy Super Hornets and Chinese Flankers Might Be
The Rhinos were now too close to merging to take evasive maneuvers. Any turn away at this range would just put the Flankers on their tails. Francesco “Paco” Chierici is a former U.S. Naval Aviator with 3,000 flying hours and produced the award winning naval aviation documentary Speed and Angels. The following story contains...
The Life and Times of an S-3A Viking Sensor Operator, Part Three: What Goes Up, Must Come Down
Today, a new generation of AWs carry on the tradition set forth by men like Bules and Worth, but aboard different aircraft, leaving little doubt the S-3A Sensor Operators were indeed a class all their own. In this week’s edition of The Life and Times of an S-3A Viking Sensor Operator, we...
The USS Stark Incident: That time a Modified Iraqi Falcon 50 Business Jet almost Sank a US Navy Frigate
During its rebuild in France the Falcon 50 received the typical pointed nose of the Mirage F.1 containing the Cyrano radar — and one launcher for AM.39 Exocet missiles under each wing. All through 1985 and early 1986, director of the Iraqi Air Force (IrAF) Intelligence Department, Brigadier-General Mudher al-Farhan, was collecting intelligence...
Russian Su-27 pilot Films Footage on his Mobile Phone as his Flanker intercepts US Navy P-8A Poseidon
The Su-27 pilot is seen holding his phone in a reflection as he films the P-8 flying above his Flanker and then pans down to show land and water below. Russia says it scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighter jet to intercept a US Navy P-8A Poseidon that was flying close to the annexed...
S-3 taxiing into position
"So many things that you have no control of have to go absolutely right for you. Becoming an S-3A SENSO, out of a population of the entire U.S., has similar odds to that of winning the PowerBall,” Michael “Cheeseburger” Worth, former S-3 SENSO In this week’s installment of The Life and Times of...

//ADSENSE //ESPERIMENTO //FACEBOOK
//AMP