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rheonomic

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Unread post17 Mar 2017, 01:45

I would not be worried about a handful of aging F-14As with TF-30s...
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Unread post17 Mar 2017, 10:46

rheonomic wrote:I would not be worried about a handful of aging F-14As with TF-30s...


Ah, but at the same time never underestimate your enemy!

Imagine the headlines if an F-22 or F-35 is somehow downed by an Iranian F-14. The media would have a field day. And the Iranians would keep their cat's flying until 2050, LOL In all seriousness, why do they keep it airworthy? It's not like they don't have the $ for new Sukhoi's, etc?
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Unread post20 Mar 2017, 01:26

mixelflick wrote:
rheonomic wrote:I would not be worried about a handful of aging F-14As with TF-30s...


Ah, but at the same time never underestimate your enemy!

Imagine the headlines if an F-22 or F-35 is somehow downed by an Iranian F-14. The media would have a field day. And the Iranians would keep their cat's flying until 2050, LOL In all seriousness, why do they keep it airworthy? It's not like they don't have the $ for new Sukhoi's, etc?

Probably because despite being cut off from American spare parts, the F-14 is probably a more reliable and serviceable aircraft compared to their Russian birds.
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