- Jun 8, 2006
I have no idea who painted this, or where it's from, or even what it portrays. I just think it's damned cool.
Not sure, but I think it is artistic license. Nose stripe looks VF-84ish but tail marking doesn't look like the skull and crossbones. Pre-1990 paint scheme, it apperars, so it is probably not the first Gulf War. Older A/B models. VF-84 wasn't involved in any of they Libyan incidents, I don't think and all those only involved sections of F-14s. Anyway, full mid-range short-range air-to-air loadout of Sparrows and Sidewinders, no Phoenix. Maybe one of the mids can ID it. My gut feeling, just a nice picture with no realistic significance.or even what it portrays.
Oh, of that I have no doubt. There is no historical event that comes close.My gut feeling, just a nice picture with no realistic significance.
Yep, Grumman Iron. I think both the A-6 and the F-14 were the two best suited aircraft for their roles that were ever designed. Pity they are both gone. I tried to fly A-6s but was too tall to do jet training in flight school. Thought I had successfully back doored via the A-1 Spad but they closed down that program also before I could get through it. Ended up in helos and never regretted a minute of it.I still think that the F-14 was the best aircraft to ever trap on the deck of a bird farm.