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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:29 AM
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No one said it was a breakthrough. All airframes are compromises. The Tomcat was built solely as a platform for the Phoenix missile. The sweep (unswept) wings were to reduce air speed for carrier landings (as was the F-111 which McNamara wanted to force on all branches). Anything after was gravy. And the gravy was pretty good. She could definitely reach out and touch someone. Or 6 someones.
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