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Old 30th Mar 2022, 18:26
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Beagle. I see your posts and seem to think that we moved in the same part of the world at the same time. Were you on IX Squadron at some time?
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Old 30th Mar 2022, 20:14
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BEagle. I see your posts and seem to think that we moved in the same part of the world at the same time. Were you on IX Squadron at some time?
No chum. In my Vulcan days, I served on 35 Sqn - I was never on IX Sqn.
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Old 30th Mar 2022, 22:56
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Originally Posted by Less Hair View Post
Hopefully TG3 won't be about sustainable aviation with electric fighters dogfighting.
Well, there's still the NGAD to show up in time for TG3.
Will be a bit of a struggle though to wring out a plotline on the relationship between a (by that time) very elderly pilot and his loyal wingman.
And it'll all take place well beyond visual range, so no turning and burning...
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Old 31st Mar 2022, 18:24
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Given the time it takes them to release the sequels then Air Marshall Iceman will call up some white haired Maverick to ride the "brand new" F-35 against some Klingon invasion or similar.
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Old 1st Apr 2022, 14:48
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Originally Posted by melmothtw View Post
The original Top Gun did use some special effects models (they didn't really put a Tomcat in a flat spin, or shoot one down in the dogfight at the end of the film). The CGI I've seen of the latest Top Gun so far appears to be a cut above what you'd usually expect in a movie, and it seems they've used it sparingly (they can't really fly an F-14 against an Su-57, and they can't really shoot down a Super Hornet). Fingers crossed that remains the case when it's actually released,

Interestingly, that Northrop Grumman movie uses the theme music from The Final Countdown, which is arguably the best US Navy carrier aviation movie of them all.
since coming into the early /80s, the Fc coulda done with some rock music in the score.

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Old 12th May 2022, 22:33
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Review of "Top Gun: Maverick".
Short version - they liked it.
'Top Gun: Maverick' - No Woke, Just Thrills and Nostalgia on Steroids - Hollywood in Toto
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Old 12th May 2022, 22:43
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Thanks for this tdr.
I will be queuing up at a cinema near me on the 27th.
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Old 13th May 2022, 00:53
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Originally Posted by BBadanov View Post
Thanks for this tdr.
I will be queuing up at a cinema near me on the 27th.
Donít forget, no Volleyball until you are in the Showers!
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Old 13th May 2022, 06:48
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Originally Posted by BBadanov View Post
Thanks for this tdr.
I will be queuing up at a cinema near me on the 27th.
Indeed.
Am finding the biggest screen and bucket of popcorn possible.
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Old 13th May 2022, 08:57
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I might have a look myself. It's crazy that they feature the F/A-18 and not the F-35.
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Old 13th May 2022, 09:23
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Originally Posted by Less Hair View Post
It's crazy that they feature the F/A-18 and not the F-35.
Cruise is very careful about his films 'aesthetics', hence why a certain actor wasn't invited back for this film....

I mean, the F35 looks great in planform, but only its mother would love its looks side-on.
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Old 13th May 2022, 09:42
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Originally Posted by Less Hair View Post
I might have a look myself. It's crazy that they feature the F/A-18 and not the F-35.
You can't film the the actors flying in a single-seat F-35.
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Old 13th May 2022, 10:39
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This is where Hollywood comes into play. With helmet, visor and oxygen mask nobody will know who is at the controls anyway.
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Old 13th May 2022, 18:05
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Originally Posted by dead_pan View Post
I mean, the F35 looks great in planform, but only its mother would love its looks side-on.
Yea, I've always thought the F-35 looks like it's pregnant.
Besides, I suspect the US Navy wouldn't have provided the same level of access and cooperation with F-35s that they apparently did with the F-18s.
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Old 14th May 2022, 07:20
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I remember the late and much missed John Farley making a comment about the F-35. Forgive the inevitable inaccuracies but the following is not too inaccurate .

"I showed my secretary a photo of the F-35 from the rear with the nozzle in the vertical position"

she replied.....

"It looks like a machine for emptying the drains".
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Old 14th May 2022, 07:35
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The way it looks it will be a success. TG3 can't be far out afterwards.
Hard to find future scenarios that won't offend the Chinese film company. Maybe they could use Iranian F-14 somehow?
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Old 18th May 2022, 18:45
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Originally Posted by B Fraser View Post
I remember the late and much missed John Farley making a comment about the F-35. Forgive the inevitable inaccuracies but the following is not too inaccurate .

"I showed my secretary a photo of the F-35 from the rear with the nozzle in the vertical position"

she replied.....

"It looks like a machine for emptying the drains".
That is one of the funniest things I have read for ages.
In fact it is funny because it is true. But at least it is not anything like as ugly as the Boeing rival design which made the F35 look positively handsome.
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Old 18th May 2022, 19:06
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Originally Posted by Buster15 View Post
That is one of the funniest things I have read for ages.
In fact it is funny because it is true. But at least it is not anything like as ugly as the Boeing rival design which made the F35 look positively handsome.
As I recall, the Boeing design had a striking resemblance to the CEO at the time.
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Old 22nd May 2022, 17:53
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I would like to have been able to watch a remastered Topgun on the big screen before seeing the new one.
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Old 23rd May 2022, 08:00
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After the “preferably not a white male” unpleasantness, what and who WAS the RAF presence at the premiere? I thought I saw a plastic Typhoon in the corner of a photo of Carol Vorderman ( just happened across it you know)
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