Flighline Friday: Lazy Edition March 24, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Flightline Friday, fun, non squitur, silliness, Society, technology, Victory.
Consider yourself lucky, I’m at home. This may be a lazy Flightline Friday, but it’s better than nothing.
Two videos showing some very early Tomcat footage. Some of the earliest Tomcats built are in the first vid, the first 30 or so ships built had only the ALQ-100 ECM antenna under the forward fuselage where later appeared first an IR sensor, then an electro-optical telescopic camera, and finally both. The development of the F-14’s “chin” is shown below:
The first video is a Northrop production hyping their involvement in TOPGUN:
The second is from Grumman and is an obvious – but very early – PR effort for the F-14:
The kids are home, so that’s all you get. Whether it’s better than nothing is wholly debatable, but you get what you pay for………