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Old 10-12-2012, 07:09 AM
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The Navy prefers, for good reason 2 engine aircraft and the F-16 does have a tailhook. Its not made for carrier landings, just for emergencys on land.
Oh. 2 Engines. That explains alot. Speaking of 2 engines: how does the Tomcat compare to the Viper? Or is that like comparing oranges to apples? Different missions, different capabilities, different everything.

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I'm sure sluggo's going to jump in here and defend his girl, but we called Tomcats grapes, or tomkitties. They were meant for long range fleet defense, not knife fighting in a phone booth. Cool as hell, but easy in a visual game. The next generation of jet (F-15/16/18) after the 14 was designed to be good at longer (radar limited in 16/18) range stuff as well as in close

The hornet is AMAZING at slow speed. He can point that nose like crazy. The hi alpha stuff in a hornet is eye watering. (happy Buck?)

Sluggo..is the Navy done with N's? I was trying to work an exchange for a while up to Fallon..didn't get real far though

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:55 AM
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The hornet is AMAZING at slow speed. He can point that nose like crazy. The hi alpha stuff in a hornet is eye watering. (happy Buck?)

Dave
Indeed...but so much for Sam Flynn's "Speed is life" admonition, especially in a multi-bogey environment. For sure a great airshow jet, single-plane. But put six Hornets in close formation and the presentation looks busy. Not nice and clean like the A-4, the F-16, or even the F-4.

I had typed a big response here, but would rather not hijack the thread. Plus, it would be better to discuss this after-hours over an adult beverage or three at a jet event! But know this, if I could magically get granted 10 flights in jets I had been qualed to fly, I'd take 2 in the F-14 and 8 in the A-4F...no wait, just 1 in the F-14 so I could light the burners again, and 9 in the A-4F! ...and I'd pass on all of 'em to get 10 in an F-16. 9 g's beats 6.5 all day long.

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Not sure which was more fun, what I would give to do it again...........now back to the OPs subject
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UNCLE!!!!!!!!

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Not sure which was more fun, what I would give to do it again...........now back to the OPs subject
Isn't that F-16 the gate guard now? Better than the bone yard but still a shame to see it bolted down.
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I was a chase pilot for the F-22 DTE program.. Flew the baddest F-16 Block 50's stripped down and clean.. the Raptor kicked my ***** so badly it wasn't funny.. If I could pick one plane to fly, hands down f-22... I got one gunshot once.. only once.. thats coming from a guy with alot of F-16 Hours... I was impressed...

So... someone mentioned going to the bar and discussing this.. I'm in...Game of Crud, liars poker, JD and Coke.. to the bar!!
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