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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. It was the first such U.S. jet fighter with twin tails. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy’s Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American…
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DCS Dogfight: F-16C Viper vs JF-17 Thunder

With the launch of Deka Ironwork Simulations JF-17 Thunder module into EA (early access) 2 days ago, it was only a matter of time until someone went up against the F-16 Viper to see how she performed! This video showed up on YouTube yesterday (5th Dec) showing the DCS pilot (Callsign: Cateye) in a guns-only…
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Deka Ironwork Simulations JF-17 “Thunder” Release Trailer

And another plane joins the DCS family! Welcome to the JF-17 “Thunder” from Deka Ironwork Simulations, which went on Early Access sale over on the DCS e-store today! If the trailer is anything to go by, this is going to be a fun and very cool little plane for those who want less Bluefor (American)…
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Paco Chierici Podcast Interview (via the Ready For Takeoff Podcast)

Back in early October 2019, Paco was interviewed by Capt George Nolly, from the Ready For Takeoff Podcast. You can listen to the interview with the embedded player above. George’s website has HEAPS of fantastic interviews, podcasts and resources for anyone interested in getting a career in aviation. Every week, Capt George Nolly brings you…
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“Last of The Dogfighters” by Paco Chierici

This video was filmed as the “sizzle reel” for Paco’s project that eventually turned into the Documentary “Speed & Angels”. It’s a fantastic introduction to the world of fighter pilots, USN adversary squadrons and VFC-13 The Saints. The Saints (Paco included) fly the F5, a fantastic 1960s/1970s fighter against pilots flying the big bad F-14…
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“Lions Of The Sky” by Paco Chierici

In the world of fighter pilots, the most alpha of the alpha, competition is everything and the stakes are impossibly high. A Top Gun for the new millennium, LIONS OF THE SKY propels us into a realm in which friendship, loyalty, and skill are tested, battles won and lost in an instant, and lives irrevocably…
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The Fighter Mafia

The Fighter Mafia was a controversial group of U.S. Air Force officers and civilian defense analysts who, in the 1970s, advocated for fighter design criteria that challenged the conventional thinking and ideologies of the time. Their assertions were that: Air Force generals established the wrong criteria for combat effectiveness, ignoring combat history. High technology and…
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DCS F16C Viper Introduction (First Looks)

OK Sports fans! She’s HERE!!! 🙂 Eagle Dynamics released the F16C Viper into early access several days ago on Fri 4th October 2019, and naturally the DCS community has gone NUTZ! 🙂 Multiplayer servers the world over are currently crammed full of the beautiful F16 and the early release F14 craze has definitely gone the…
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4th Generation vs 5th Generation vs 6th Generation Fighters – What’s The Difference?

Video Credit: Destiny Video Transcript: [Note: the transcript was produced by a computer, so is NOT 100% accurate. Apologies for that, but over time it will be cleaned up.] What do we mean when we say fifth generation fighter when it comes to fighter jets? The modern world is currently in a transition. The combat…
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F-14 Tomcat – Behind The Wings Interview With Rich “Spud” Webb

The above video is an extended interview between Matthew Burchette (the curator of the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum) & former USN F-14 Pilot Richard “Spud” Webb. They’re discussing everyone’s favourite USN Interceptor – the Grumman F-14 Tomcat, which is on display in the museum. What’s extra cool is that this particular…
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