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This is great ! ♥ One of -if not THE- most impressive plane !
Can I use it in a video for my music ? I modified it a little bit (the image is still the same, but instead of changing the size to match the video, I added sky and clouds around it) You'll be credited :3
Such a great era in aircraft design. It is a pity they had to become outdated. I am sure my Grandpa felt the same way when they retired the Corsair. Today's modern aircraft just seem to push form over function.
Correction the GRUMMAN F-14 TOMCAT is not the best modern-era Naval Fighter, but it a LEGENDARY modern-era Naval Fighter of all time. And I wish that I'm still around when the Navy finally brings this beautiful CAT back and give her a 5th-gen. overhaul to where she can change like the VF-1 Valkyrie from Macross.
The Tomcat was a superb machine, but no, it's in no way the all-time legendary naval fighter. THAT credit is split between the F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair. The Hellcat's accomplishments in the Pacific are astonishing (5223 aircraft destroyed). The Corsair was actually had even better performance, and the F4U-4 was THE best fighter to see combat in WWII (sorry, Mustang fans), but its difficult handling, teething problems, and expensive/complex construction held it back and let the F6F dominate the carrier decks.
It's alright for I'm a fan of the P-51 Mustang as well as any other legendary Fighters of WWII(Both Allies and Axis), and yes I knew that the F6F Hellcat and F4U Corsair are Legendary fighters. But the F6F Hellcat was the early predecessors in the Grumman's CATs family starting with the Grumman F4F Wildcat, then the F6F Hellcat, F7F Tigercat, F8F Bearcat, F9F Panther, F9F Cougar, XF10F Jaguar, F-11 Tiger, and finally the F-14 Tomcat. And Grumman was also apart of the Apollo Era when they were contracted to build the Apollo Lunar Module which put man on the Moon on July 20, 1969. When the Apollo 11 LM "The Eagle" carrying Astronauts Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin landed on the surface of the Moon know as Mare Tranquillitatis or as it is better known as Tranquility Base.
And then Grumman engineering paid off when on April 14, 1970. The Oxygen Fuel Tank of the CSM "Odyssey" ruptured at 03:07:53 UTC (April 13, 21:07:53 CST, 55:54:53 Ground Elapsed Time), at which the LM-7 Apollo 13 "Aquarius" acted as a lifeboat for Commander James A. Lovell, CSM Pilot John L. "Jack"Swigert, and LM-7 Pilot Fred W. Haise who were all picked up by the USS Iwo Jima(LPH-2) 45 minutes after splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.
So it goes to show that the Navy really needs to bring back the F-14 TOMCAT with her Family record would you not agree with this?
Same here, though the only Grumman bird that is still on the carriers is the E-2 Greyhound. Or as most people who don't know what the E-2 looks like. It's the plane with the flying Pizza dish on top of it which is really the radar.
And would you want to fly a jet like this? (The two jets you'll see at the beginning are the same it just that the black one was first a drone fighter until this one jet's AI hacked into it and started transferring itself into the drone basically rewriting the Drone's OS before telling the pilot of the old jet's OS that the AI still was in. "Good Luck" after which the AI then ejected the pilot where his chute snagged on this bolder that was need by. And from the pilot watch as the drone that now had his jet's AI in it's OS shoot the down jet with it gun to prevent the enemy from getting a hold of the AI's OS.) www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DHIpK…