Thread: Final Countdown
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 16:53
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At 2m 47s for anyone who hasn't seen the near crash yet

I read they actually knocked it off for the day immeditaly after that. The F-14A was fitted with the engine intended for the F-111B, which was a bomber engine essentially. While it had a lot of power, it took a while to spool up. The aircraft was new when this was filmed, and the pilot had come from another type and was very nearly caught out.
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