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Old 08-12-2017, 08:34 PM   #461
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Neutral and offensive yeah, especially offensive. You get the A enough bellow 250-300 and it's gonna struggle to recover.
Indeed, but if they're both at M 0.8 and the F-14A starts on the F-15's tail, well then that's gonna mean a heck of a lot of shot opportunities for the cat until the F-15's extra thrust allows it to pull ahead and initiate a long lag pursuit.

In contrast the F-14A can get out of danger faster with a hard break, even if it just means the F-15 immediately goes vertical to come in for another pass. But atleast the cat can throw the eagle off target right away, where'as the eagle is in much more danger initially if the positions are reversed.
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Old 08-13-2017, 08:30 AM   #462
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Thanks for the factual discussion and opinions of Tomcat versus Eagle ACM. I just want to point out this is the first time I've seen t stay on topic and provide useful facts. Indeed the Eagle will be more forgiving f mistakes are made, and indeed the F-14A can point the nose for quite a while until the energy bleeds off. The Eagle needs to be waiting for this and drop in for the easy kill. This requires good ACM and not panicking but baiting the F-14 while maintaining energy and keeping just out of the pipper to encourage the F-14 to keep pulling and bleeding energy. Any F-15 that tries to pull with the F-14 at 360kts while find themselves at a disadvantage, and hope the F100s give them the space to get above 400kts and stay there.
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:42 PM   #463
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Only Tom Cruise knows how to do that
Actually it is cited in numerous books like "Bye! Bye! ", Hoser shoot to kill book... Even the F14 Association forum. They used natural departures and aerobatics against their foes. Assymmetric thrust does wonders in the slow fight.


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