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The S-3 Viking: The Submarine Hunter Russia Feared (That Retired Way Too Early)With a maximum speed of only five hundred miles per hour—many airliners fly faster—the S-3 Viking wasn’t about to be the subject of any movies starring Tom Cruise. However, the long-legged Jets proved extremely useful in a very wide variety of roles, whether as an electronic spy, submarine hunter, aerial tanker, cargo plane or even an attack jet. And many of those roles have not been satisfactorily replaced since. (nationalinterest.org) More...
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I've heard the last one on ATC freq. Controller told the pilot how he worked the same plane 20 years earlier at Norfolk Naval Station.
These are clearly roles the F-35 can take on. Lockheed is certain of it.
LOL...thanks, joel, for that bit of humour..I needed it.
Normal cruise speed 405 mph.
All modern aircraft have four dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
I think it's about time we stopped listening to the rattle of the stick in the swill bucket and started paying more attention to what we actually NEED, vs what's being sold to us.