I thick they solde it foire spy shippe scrappe;We have a sub sitting next to it already I bet. Wheres the Glomar Explorer when you need it?
What would a couple of months on the bottom of the South China Sea do to the bits that the Chinese would want? Could be like the US recovery of the Soviet submarine years ago.
From the video the weather looks like clear daylight. I wonder what the mishap itself was. I'm just guessing it wasn't a new guy doing his first carrier landing.
But Dick Cheney was not Sec of Defense in 1942.$100,000,000.00 for a fighter.
A P51 cost $45,000 back then.
Fuck Tom Clancy.Where is Tom Clancy when you need him
What I heard is that the layout of the Tomcat wasn't suitable for modernization. The RCS of looking into the intakes straight at the fans was enormous and not easily corrected.But Dick Cheney was not Sec of Defense in 1942.
(he killed the development of a replacement low cost Super Tomcat because he said the design was old. Not worthy, but old).
Hence the F22 and F35 with the crazy price tags.
A lot of naval aviators still think that was a major boneheaded decision.
Probably true.What I heard is that the layout of the Tomcat wasn't suitable for modernization. The RCS of looking into the intakes straight at the fans was enormous and not easily corrected.