Originally Posted by td4mvp2k
They won by three, I was right there unfortunately! Score was off though, wish I was wrong on the result. I saw this as a loss, they could and should have won it though.
ďThe [Navy] specs called for Mach 2.34. We actually tested the airplane for Mach 2.5. I flew it 2.5 a couple times. When you fly a Phantom, itís built for 2.0, but when you fly that fast you know it. Itís like sitting on a beach ball; you donít know which way itíll go, itís so sensitive. In a F-14 itís like sitting in a Cadillac. Itís solid. You donít realize youíre going that fast.