|Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
I need a advice on how to let this one go.
|Quoting Cx747 (Reply 2):
You're not the only one with this issue.
|Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 3):
Take a trip to Iran. You won't see them launch from a carrier, but at least they are operational
|Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 5):|
My father told me that there wouldn't be any F-14's preserved here in the US...even for air show purposes. Is that true?
|Quoting 2H4 (Reply 6):|
There's one on display in the "Air Zoo" (museum) in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
|Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 15):|
Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 8):
blame Dumbass Rumsfeld and his ego for scrapping the Super Tomcat and the scrapping of the Tomcats.
Don't blame Rumsfeld, blame his friend Dick Chaney.
I loved the Tomcat too, but let's not get political. If you want to throw around blame, then why not blame President Regan and Gorbachev for bringing an end to the Cold War? That's the war the bird was designed to fight, and the days for a long range interceptor were numbered once the Cold War came to an end. It's really that simple. Doesn't have that much to do with politics, but I'm sure those suffering Bush Administration Derangement Syndrome love having one more thing to try and contribute the blame to? If that's really the case, that doesn't make sense though because I thought the Administration was just burning us into further national debt and wasting our tax dollars? This just can't be if the other major reason for retirement was to save the vast amount of hours and dollars in maintenance it kept to keep the Tomcat flying. So which is it?
|Quoting AGC525 (Reply 13):|
's ashame to not only see the F-18 replace the F-14, but the A-6, KA-6, and now in 2009 the EA-6B.