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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...
F-14 Vs MiG-25: when U.S. Navy Tomcats outmanoeuvred Gaddafi’s Foxbats over the Gulf of Syrte
When the U.S. Navy's SAG violated what Libyans considered their territorial waters, two MiG-25 Foxbats forward-deployed at Benina AB were scrambled with the order to shoot down all airborne intruders. U.S. Navy F-14 Tomcats Vs Libyan MiG-25 Foxbats. Tensions between the US and Libya heightened after the hijacking of TWA Flight...
Here's the story and video of Dale "Snort" Snodgrass legendary super low Banana Pass
"This photo indeed has a surrealistic quality. I believe it is due to the focal length of the camera used. There is no doubt that this pass was an aggressive low level maneuver," Dale "Snort" Snodgrass, former F-14 Tomcat driver Taken in 1988 from the flight deck of USS America (CV-66) and the photo in this post shows F-14 Tomcat driver...

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