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Unread post20 Jul 2021, 20:23

mixelflick wrote:It's not a new problem..

I can vividly recall reports of F-15's (late 70's/early 80's) sitting in hardened NATO shelters.... with no engines. You could look down the intakes and see right through the jet.

This too shall pass

Likewise the F-14. They had to truck the TF30s to the Grumman plant, install them, fly the plane to a NAS, uninstall them, and repeat the process. IIRC they had more Tomcats than TF30s at one point.
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