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If only......UK ordered a phantom replacement in the form of F-14B's .





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Ah! That was one of my top fantasies in the mid-late 1970's - well, that and the one involving me, a bottle of baby oil and the two girls from ABBA.

However, successive copies of the RAF Yearbook informed us that the Tornado ADV was the 'correct' choice for the UK's requirements pockets.

Well done mate!

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1 hour ago, Spinners said:

Ah! That was one of my top fantasies in the mid-late 1970's - well, that and the one involving me, a bottle of baby oil and the two girls from ABBA.

However, successive copies of the RAF Yearbook informed us that the Tornado ADV was the 'correct' choice for the UK's requirements pockets.

Well done mate!

Well I sure think the F-14 was the best fighter-interceptor out there due to the AGM-54 Phoenix, it's long range, it's eventual ability to provide precision bombing that made it a dream Forward Air Controller-Airborne platform, and its incredible maneuverability - the Japanese and Brits and Aussies shoulda bought 'em.  I might be a sucker for Eagles, but it's to substitute for the Tomcat.


Also don't you think a F-14 would make a good Wild Weasel platform with two ASRAAMs or AIM-9s, two ALARMs and a good load of Brimstones to take out the AAA, support vehicles & launchers?

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Suggesting ensuring the Tomcat can carry ALARMs...

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