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Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 10:18
by KamenRiderBlade
Wasn't Doug Masters also killed in the opening scene in Iron Eagle 2, then retconned to be alive in a later Iron Eagle?

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 10:40
by popcorn
KamenRiderBlade wrote:Wasn't Doug Masters also killed in the opening scene in Iron Eagle 2, then retconned to be alive in a later Iron Eagle?


You actually watched the sequel? :devil:

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 15:37
by sprstdlyscottsmn
With F-4s as MiG-29s. Iron Eagle 3 was fun because it was all old warbirds.

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 16:58
by basher54321
Top Gun 2 should have been done in the late 1980s - Pete Mitchell goes back to Top Gun as an IP and gets to fly a real fighter - that being the F-16 of course - it's a great story :D

I didn't notice that P-51 thanks outlaw!

TomCruiseInF-16.jpg

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 19:18
by tomcattech
Trailer looks pretty good.

Prediction:
Maverick gets shot down over Iran in a recon asset (note pressure suit) and flies out in a Tomcat.

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 19:19
by sprstdlyscottsmn
tomcattech wrote:Trailer looks pretty good.

Prediction:
Maverick gets shot down over Iran in a recon asset (note pressure suit) and flies out in a Tomcat.

That was more or less my guess as well

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 20:16
by popcorn
So that was Maverick escaping in the Tomcat at the end of the trailer? Or maybe a flashback? Couldn't make out any markings.

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 20:38
by tomcattech

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 20:47
by KamenRiderBlade
popcorn wrote:
KamenRiderBlade wrote:Wasn't Doug Masters also killed in the opening scene in Iron Eagle 2, then retconned to be alive in a later Iron Eagle?


You actually watched the sequel? :devil:
You didn't watch it?

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 20:53
by outlaw162
Fuel to the fire...


The most intriguing aircraft in the picture is the A2D Skyshark in the background. A true non-classic. :mrgreen:

(nice MiG-21 and MiG-17 under the nose)

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2019, 21:43
by popcorn
KamenRiderBlade wrote:
popcorn wrote:
KamenRiderBlade wrote:Wasn't Doug Masters also killed in the opening scene in Iron Eagle 2, then retconned to be alive in a later Iron Eagle?


You actually watched the sequel? :devil:
You didn't watch it?

Nope.

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2019, 17:59
by spazsinbad
Lots of 'facts' in this artickle: 'Top Gun: Maverick' is coming. Here's how the Pentagon was involved. 19 Jul 2019

https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/ ... tagon.html

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 20 Jul 2019, 21:02
by count_to_10
sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:
tomcattech wrote:Trailer looks pretty good.

Prediction:
Maverick gets shot down over Iran in a recon asset (note pressure suit) and flies out in a Tomcat.

That was more or less my guess as well

I hadn’t thought of that — though my first thought at the end of the trailer was “Aren’t the only flying F-14s in Iran?”

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2019, 03:34
by spazsinbad
Navy Answers How a 57-Year-Old Maverick Could Still Feel the Need for Speed
22 Jul 2019 Ben Werner

"...Ed Harris’ character, an unidentified rear admiral, gives a brief overview of Maverick’s career. Thirty-plus years of service. Combat medals, citations, the only man to shoot down three enemy planes in the last 40 years. Yet you can’t get a promotion, you won’t retire, and despite your best efforts you refuse to die,” he said. “You should be at least a two-star admiral by now. Yet here you are. Captain. Why is that?”

Could a real-world Capt. Mitchell still fly missions 33 years after audiences first saw the iconic naval aviator buzz control towers in the 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun”?... Another possible scenario occurs if there’s a break in service. For instance, perhaps at some point after the famous incident involving MiGs of uncertain origin over the Indian Ocean, as depicted in the first “Top Gun,” Maverick left active duty and did some time in the Navy Reserve. Then later, he returned to active duty. With more than five years in the reserves, Maverick could be pushing 37 years in uniform.

The final scenario for Maverick would be if he were retired but retained in service, a scenario that keeps individuals in uniform after reaching their statutory retirement. Generally speaking, cases of individuals being retired but retained are rare, but not unheard of, according to Naval Personnel Command.

While the longevity of Maverick’s career in uniform would be rare, recent changes to personnel regulations make it more possible for such a career path. Included in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act are changes allowing service branches to extend the active duty service of individuals based upon needs of the service and board action, according to the Naval Personnel Command. This scenario probably does not apply to Maverick because of his mandatory retirement time that occurred years ago. The changes do create a plausible scenario in the future for individuals with special skills to remain in uniform longer. The Navy does have a few instances where individuals did serve long past their mandatory retirement...." [examples follow]

Source: https://news.usni.org/2019/07/22/navy-a ... -for-speed

Re: Top Gun 2

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2019, 06:46
by Corsair1963
spazsinbad wrote:
Navy Answers How a 57-Year-Old Maverick Could Still Feel the Need for Speed
22 Jul 2019 Ben Werner

"...Ed Harris’ character, an unidentified rear admiral, gives a brief overview of Maverick’s career. Thirty-plus years of service. Combat medals, citations, the only man to shoot down three enemy planes in the last 40 years. Yet you can’t get a promotion, you won’t retire, and despite your best efforts you refuse to die,” he said. “You should be at least a two-star admiral by now. Yet here you are. Captain. Why is that?”

Could a real-world Capt. Mitchell still fly missions 33 years after audiences first saw the iconic naval aviator buzz control towers in the 1986 blockbuster “Top Gun”?... Another possible scenario occurs if there’s a break in service. For instance, perhaps at some point after the famous incident involving MiGs of uncertain origin over the Indian Ocean, as depicted in the first “Top Gun,” Maverick left active duty and did some time in the Navy Reserve. Then later, he returned to active duty. With more than five years in the reserves, Maverick could be pushing 37 years in uniform.

The final scenario for Maverick would be if he were retired but retained in service, a scenario that keeps individuals in uniform after reaching their statutory retirement. Generally speaking, cases of individuals being retired but retained are rare, but not unheard of, according to Naval Personnel Command.

While the longevity of Maverick’s career in uniform would be rare, recent changes to personnel regulations make it more possible for such a career path. Included in the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act are changes allowing service branches to extend the active duty service of individuals based upon needs of the service and board action, according to the Naval Personnel Command. This scenario probably does not apply to Maverick because of his mandatory retirement time that occurred years ago. The changes do create a plausible scenario in the future for individuals with special skills to remain in uniform longer. The Navy does have a few instances where individuals did serve long past their mandatory retirement...." [examples follow]

Source: https://news.usni.org/2019/07/22/navy-a ... -for-speed


Hell, Ed Harris is old to play a Rear Admiral............he's almost "69".