Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Kilroy Was Here

What-If: F-14 Super Tomcat 21

Recommended Posts

Interesting! 

 

Unfortunately the cat complexity and lack of standardization between the batches resulted in a quite expensive maintenance nightmare. The reasonable approach could have been a fully new batch if the swing-wing technology was not outdated. The fact stays that in spite of all the problems the Navy lost its most efficient assets and this could have been considered differently. It was possibly the result of the impossible situation combining the need to buy expensive silver bullet weapons and at the same time being involved in various wars rather asking for good antiguerrila means! Cost aside, I cannot stop thinking to the most hated and beloved USAF plane that was a product of the same era: the A-10... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...