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US Navy EA-18G pilot explains why the F-16 is a (slightly) better BFM machine that the F-35
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US Navy EA-18G pilot explains why the F-16 is a (slightly) better BFM machine than the F-35
The Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei: when a Chinese J-8 interceptor rammed a US Navy EP-3E
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The Hainan incident and the last flight of Lt. Cdr. Wang Wei: when a Chinese J-8 interceptor rammed a US Navy EP-3E
The story of F-14D ‘Felix 101’, the last US Navy Tomcat to ever fly and today displayed outside the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Aviation History / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The story of F-14D ‘Felix One’, the last US Navy Tomcat to ever fly and today displayed outside the Cradle of Aviation Museum
The US Navy F-14 pilot who developed the DACT technique that made gun kills on F-16Ns possible from the much larger Tomcat
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
The US Navy F-14 pilot who developed the DACT technique that made gun kills on lethal 9G capable F-16Ns possible from the much larger Tomcat
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After USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier collided with USS Belknap Guided Missile Cruiser in the Mediterranean Sea, the JFK was nicknamed “The Can Opener”
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare
After USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier collided with USS Belknap Guided Missile Cruiser in the Mediterranean Sea, the JFK was nicknamed “The Can Opener”
Video: the Phinal F-4 Phantom launch from a US Navy aircraft carrier
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Video: the Phinal active duty F-4 Phantom launch from a US Navy aircraft carrier
US Navy A-7 pilot recalls when a Corsair II driver used a $40K AGM-62 Walleye to destroy a $2K broken-down pickup truck blocking a road intersection during the Vietnam War
Cold War Era / Military Aviation
US Naval Aviator recalls when a fellow A-7 Corsair II pilot used a $40K AGM-62 Walleye to destroy a $2K broken-down pickup truck blocking a road intersection during the Vietnam War
US Navy will take delivery of its last F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter in 2027 and not in 2025
Military Aviation
US Navy will take delivery of its last F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter in 2027 and not in 2025
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The night carrier landing where a US Navy F-4 had both main landing gear tires blown after snagging the one wire in mid-flight and impacting on top of the third arresting wire
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
A nightmare of the worst order: the US Navy F-4 pilot who caught #1 Wire on his RIO last night carrier landing
Switzerland delivers first of 22 F-5 fighter jets to US (The Tiger II was picked up by a USMC KC-130J)
Military Aviation
Switzerland delivers first of 22 F-5 fighter jets to US (The Tiger II was picked up by a USMC KC-130J)
When Grumman ruled the flight deck: clip shows when a typical US Navy Carrier Air Wing was filled with many beautiful, colorful and different aircraft
Aircraft Carriers / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation / Naval Warfare / U.S. Navy
When Grumman ruled the flight deck: clip shows when a typical US Navy Carrier Air Wing was filled with many beautiful, colorful and different aircraft
The F-15N Sea Eagle: in the 1970s McDonnel Douglas proposed a navalized version of the F-15 Eagle but it was never up to the F-14 Tomcat
Cold War Era / F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
Meet the F-15N Sea Eagle, the navalized version of the F-15 Eagle that never was because it was rejected in favor of the F-14 Tomcat
US Navy A-1 pilot recalls when his section of Skyraider attack aircraft shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 fighter jet
Aviation History / Cold War Era / MiG Killers / Military Aviation
US Navy A-1 pilot recalls when his section of Skyraider attack aircraft shot down a North Vietnamese MiG-17 fighter jet
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During Desert Storm 2 F-14 crews pushed their Tomcats to Mach 1.2, flew unscathed through 6 Iraqi SAM batteries and completed a TARPS mission over weapons of mass destruction plant of Al Qa’im
F-14 Tomcat / Military Aviation
During Desert Storm 2 F-14 crews pushed their Tomcats to Mach 1.2, flew unscathed through 6 Iraqi SAM batteries and completed a TARPS mission over weapons of mass destruction plant of Al Qa’im
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The VF-142 F-4B that was able to make an emergency landing aboard USS Ranger after her radome was destroyed by Vietnamese AAA
Cold War Era / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The VF-142 F-4B that was able to make an emergency landing aboard USS Ranger after her radome was destroyed by Vietnamese AAA
After 23 Years, F-35 Enters Full-Rate Production (but Lightning II deliveries are on hold pending testing of the Tech Refresh 3 hardware and software)
Military Aviation
After 23 Years, F-35 Enters Full-Rate Production (but Lightning II deliveries are on hold pending testing of the Tech Refresh 3 hardware and software)
US Navy P-3 crew member recalls when a USAF C-130 Hercules provided Buddy Start to his Orion after #2 engine failed to start
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
US Navy P-3 crew member recalls when a USAF C-130 Hercules provided Buddy Start to his Orion after #2 engine failed to start
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