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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 10:18

Wasn't Doug Masters also killed in the opening scene in Iron Eagle 2, then retconned to be alive in a later Iron Eagle?
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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 10:40

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:
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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 15:37

With F-4s as MiG-29s. Iron Eagle 3 was fun because it was all old warbirds.
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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 16:58

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!

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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 19:18

Trailer looks pretty good.

Prediction:
Maverick gets shot down over Iran in a recon asset (note pressure suit) and flies out in a Tomcat.
Hornets by mandate. Tomcats by choice!!
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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 19:19

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
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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 20:16

So that was Maverick escaping in the Tomcat at the end of the trailer? Or maybe a flashback? Couldn't make out any markings.
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Hornets by mandate. Tomcats by choice!!
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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 20:47

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?
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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 20:53

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)
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Unread post19 Jul 2019, 21:43

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.
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Unread post20 Jul 2019, 17:59

Lots of 'facts' in this artickle: 'Top Gun: Maverick' is coming. Here's how the Pentagon was involved. 19 Jul 2019

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Unread post20 Jul 2019, 21:02

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?”
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Unread post23 Jul 2019, 03:34

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
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Unread post23 Jul 2019, 06:46

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".
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