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This Video Filmed By an Aircraft Carrier Crew Looks Better Than Top GunBeautiful timelapses and awesome angles filmed with GoPros inside F-18 cockpits. That's what you will find in this video filmed by the men and women of the US Navy. (gizmodo.com) More...
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You gotta admit, an F-18 is a lightweight compared to a Tomcat. The 30 minute Tomcat tribute is worth the time.
I just got done watching that 30 min Tomcat video and I agree... F-14 is still the heavyweight and winner in my book :)
Saying it looks better is in the eyes of the beholder. I personally liked the Tomcats better.
The reason it looks better is that they are using F/A-18Es ETC.. instead of F-14 Tomcats.
If you had a 57 Chevy in your garage Hayden, you might not think newer is always better!
F/A18 has my vote
My vote goes to the F-104 Starfighter in the Century series fighters. The single most bada??, no wing, no turning, German Air Force pilot killing, mach 2+ airplane ever built. Designed by none other than Kelly Johnson and built be Lockheed. Certainly not the most effective fighter ever built but totally in keeping with the American way of swatting flies with a blunderbuss. I still don't know where thy put the fuel. Just MHO.
104 internal fuel is just enough for 15 minutes flight, with 4 externals 4 hours.....
Best fighter according to a guy who flew all the century series fighters, is the 106 !