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Pags

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pilot
The Navy and it’s CVW’s would be so much better off if we brought back the S-3 and F-14.
I think the S-2 and F -4 were far more antiquated platforms. They'd obviously be better at filling a percieved capability gap. Perhaps I should troll USNI and all of these defense blogs with a bunch of obviously absurd schemes and see which ones get published.
 

jmcquate

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Contributor
Desert Storm..........F-14, F/A-18, A-6, A-7, EA-6, S-3, H-3/H-60. That must have been quite the crowded Pri-fly with all of those reps.
 

707guy

"You can't make this shit up..."
Maiden cruise of the TR with CVW-8 in 1988:
2 x F-14 (VF-41/84)
2 x F/A-18A (VFA-15/87)
2 x A-6E (VA-35/VA-36)
1 x EA-6B (VAQ-141)
1 x E-2C (VAW-124)
1 x S-3B (VS-24)
1 x H-3 (HS-9)

Cool thing for me personally was I grew up watching Final Countdown - then ended up in the same air wing when I was on active duty.

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Brett327

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Super Moderator
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You can write the article for The Drive calling for it’s return. Jerry Hendrix might even retweet it! :D
"...the time has come for a sober reassessment of the value of the Prowler..."
It would be fun to write such an article, then in the last sentence add - Just kidding, that would be stupid.

Honestly, insert all the same ridiculous arguments people use when talking about bringing back the S-3 or F-14. At the end of the day, the answer to the question "why not" is, "because it would be a monumentally stupid thing to do." :D
 

HokiePilot

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pilot
Contributor
"...the time has come for a sober reassessment of the value of the Prowler..."
It would be fun to write such an article, then in the last sentence add - Just kidding, that would be stupid.

Honestly, insert all the same ridiculous arguments people use when talking about bringing back the S-3 or F-14. At the end of the day, the answer to the question "why not" is, "because it would be a monumentally stupid thing to do." :D
What we really need to do is bring back the A-1H Skyraider!
 

SynixMan

Professional CCX Wrangler
pilot
Contributor
Desert Storm..........F-14, F/A-18, A-6, A-7, EA-6, S-3, H-3/H-60. That must have been quite the crowded Pri-fly with all of those reps.
Apprros of nothing, but helos don’t usually send a tower flower/rep to PriFly. No one cared about us. Maybe a rep to Air Ops if asked but that’s about it.

Remember nuggets, the entire air wing listens to Rep when someone asks for a rep. 💁🏼‍♂️
 
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