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Fortunately no one was hurt. See the story behind this mid-air below...


This is how the story came to me, unverified, via the internet...

Top Gun 1v1 Mid-Air

It's one of those days when you're out flying Top Gun one vs. one missions, to see who can "gun" who. Okay, head-on pass with your F-18, put the pipper on that Bozo's helmet for a beautiful video tape shot of your "guns, guns, guns" kill on this guy... And the result is: a midair collision with two FA-18s and both return.

One comes in with part of a left wing and left vertical fin and rudder missing, while the other takes the approach end barrier missing everything forward of the cockpit pressure bulkhead - and is flying a convertible because the canopy is shattered too. Uh, anybody seen an APG -63 radar, fire control computer, and numerous radio boxes laying around the country side? Oh, yeah, I'm missing a complete M61A3 20mm cannon and ammo drum too, but don't tell the boss.

Whew! These guys are sooooo lucky. Usually when this happens all you get is a quick fireball in the sky and MAYBE one guy getting out badly injured after ejection, with the other team being a "mort".

For sale, two F-18s, slightly used, as is condition, make offer. Some days it's just not worth the effort of chewing through the straps!


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