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Postby JOHN THURSTON » Sat Sep 23, 2006 5:37 pm

Hi:

1. The F14 Tomcat was retired by the Navy in favor of the F18.

The F-18E does not quite have the 'legs' of a Tomcat but is move maneuverable, smaller, easier to maintain and was built from the ground up as a multirole fighter/bomber.

The BombCat did not make the Navy happy in Iraqi Freedom.


2. Osama Bin Laden was reported dead of typhus in Pakistan according to a leak from French intelligence.

Nobody believes it.

The 2 items come from the AOL main page, but it is not one of my usual sources.

I will post something on the Navy's longtime relationship with Grumman later as well as the effect this will have on "CAPS" over our carrier groups.

Any Navy fliers out there?

JT



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