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Sliderstinks
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I will also say that there are exchange tours where some AF pilots do a tour with the Navy and vice versa. Both tend to come away with a new respect for their sister service and what it is capable of.


I call bull shite and haven't heard of Air Force and The Navy exchanging pilots since Korea.






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Traveler
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Naval Aviators can't even manage to take off on their own, they have to be thrown into the air and they have be caught when they return to the boat.....



A-7's, I always instinctively took an extra two steps away from the front of that thing...running or not. Never heard many complaints from those that flew or maintained it.






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lsu_tiger_az
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Interesting...

Go on



Let's just say that a lot of "product" was moving from Central America into the USA in the early 1980's. There were joint operations to interdict said "product". It was fun at first, but I lost my best friend (He flew into a mountain on a night mission).

If you want the whole story on that, you go back to the Memorial Day thread this year. I'm not up to revisiting that this evening.....





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FlyingTiger06
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?


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I call bull shite


Don't give a shite what you call. It happens. Last year my Wing had a Navy Lt Commander (O-4) assigned who was flying F-15Es. I also know of a USAF F-16 pilot who went over and flew F-18s in the Navy. We also had USAF guys flying in EA-6Bs, but as pointed out earlier they are being phased out.

You will probably try to "call bullshite" on this, but there are also foreign officers who come over for exchange tours. I worked with an RAF Squadron Leader (Major equivalent) Typhoon fighter pilot who had come over and did an exchange tour flying F-15C's at Tyndall AFB in Florida.






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Sliderstinks
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Well my bad. I just googled it and obviously I'm wrong. That's gotta be pretty badass to do.





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skuter
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Traveler
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Memorial Day thread this year.


I remember the thread. Sorry for your loss az. It never gets easy.






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MrPappagiorgio
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GeauxxxTigers23
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WTF is UPUPAEPOPS?





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Traveler
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That's the sound it makes on a cold start.

actually, LINK







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GeauxxxTigers23
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I thought it was gonna be some cool sexual thing the Americans learned from the Italian bitches or something. And they painted it on their plane because they were in the military before it was run by a bunch of women and homosexuals.





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SM6
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Are we talking stand alone aircraft in its time like the P51? Or a net-centric smart weapon enabled F-15 or even F35 when it finally declares IOC.

By saying tactical I think you mean something like the P51 that is pure deadly warfighter all by itself.






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SM6
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A-10 is awesome, only aircraft to be designed around a gun.that 30 mm cannon firing depleted uranium all through armored heavy vehicles.

However asI don't really consider it a fitter air raft as it is exclusively a ground attack beast.






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Sliderstinks
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?


Since when do cobras have air to air capabilities?





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BurtReynoldsMustache
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?


Dogfighting, Eurofighter. Tactical long range fighter F-22.





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Mr. Tom Morrow
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Top Gun


Man I love the F-14 Tomcat (RIP). That was one of my favorite movies for a while until I started realizing how stupid it was to throw some love story into the mix. I enjoyed the dogfight scenes.






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Rebel
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Without long range missiles, in an old school dog fight I'd feel sorry the guy not flying an F-16.





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WestlakeTiger
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HG



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Air to air: F-22
Air to ground: A-10


this guy nailed it.

the 22 has the most advanced avionics package I've yet to witness.

you literally can't get a radar ping on it. it domiantes the air. even the EA18G is having difficulty locking a 22 down. it's amazing.

the f14 was truly an American aircraft. fast and loud it required 40 maintence man hours for every hour of flight. not good if you need to keep those birds in the air. but it was a damn effective interceptor.

the f15 and f16 are AF aircraft. I don't know too much about them. but just the eye test I can tell you they are nimble as frick.

the f18 is average. average as shite. good at everything. great at nothing. and easy to maintain.



that being said. I'm in Nevada for top gun as we speak. we have some salty arse pilots flying the f18 "baby" hornets and they are whipping the shite out of the raptors. all depends on the pilot IMO.

air to ground? no debate. A-10. and its not even close. even a f18 with a full "superman" package cant compare to the A10.


well shite. forgot about the AC130...



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Rebel
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Are you there for gun smoke?





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WestlakeTiger
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TOPGUN. and no. I'm not kidding.

edit. should have clarified. I'm navy. so I'm here for TOPGUN.

not sure what the chair force is here for.



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