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Re: Dogfight Footage 1989 F-14 vs Mig 23
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 07:17:54 PM »
one of those two F-14's is at the boneyard...the Tailhook folks got to see it  :icon_cheese:

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Re: Dogfight Footage 1989 F-14 vs Mig 23
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 01:36:26 PM »
Is jet dogfighting that quick?

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Re: Dogfight Footage 1989 F-14 vs Mig 23
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 03:13:45 PM »
I don't think there was much of a dogfight. The Floggers made some aggressive moves towards the Tomcats and got their asses handed to them for it curtesy of a couple of AIM-7's.

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Re: Dogfight Footage 1989 F-14 vs Mig 23
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 10:49:21 PM »
I stumbled across this interesting article today that explains more of what's going on in the cockpit of the lead aircraft during that video:

http://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/this-libyan-mig-shootdown-by-f-14s-was-both-heroic-and-gooned-up

One thing I didn't realize when I watched the video originally is that it's the RIO (backseater) who's doing most of the talking.



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Re: Dogfight Footage 1989 F-14 vs Mig 23
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2016, 06:22:13 PM »
Wow, I did not know the RIO or "backseater" had the capability, let alone the authority, to launch a missile.
I thought that was the sole responsibility of the pilot. :lipsrsealed:

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Re: Dogfight Footage 1989 F-14 vs Mig 23
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 02:31:11 AM »
That was excellent read, Fireball....thanks