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Old 06-19-2022, 01:59 PM
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Default Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick

Yeah, it was a bit cheesy here and there, and it definitely played fast and loose with military tech, tactics, and the chain of command, but I found TG:M to be a tight, entertaining, feel-good action flick that did nostalgia right.



Interesting how the bad guy- never identified by name in the movie- was a mashup of Russia (the OPFOR 5th Gen fighters were clearing Su-57s), North Korea, and Iran (the F-14).

The Darkstar looked a lot like the F-19 stealth fighter mockup that Tom Clancy modeled the stealth fighter from Red Storm Rising on.

Some moments:
GPS jamming rendering the F-35 useless
Flares fooling radar-guided SAMS
A naval aviator being surprised that an F-14 would take off with its wings extended
An F-18 Super Hornet carrying drop tanks and LGBs when launched to tackle enemy 5th Gen fighters
No redundancy measures for mission (i.e. why not a third pair of Hornets?)

Author of Twilight 2000 adventure module, Rook's Gambit, and the campaign sourcebooks, Korean Peninsula, and Tara Romaneasca (Romania), available-


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Old 06-19-2022, 03:41 PM
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Default Top Gun: Maverick

Liked the show, good continuation of the franchise. Another Red, White and Blue wins the battle despite the odds being stacked against them.

****Spoilers Alert*****

- No AA guns or MANPADS present at objective, despite the issues with SAM along improbable approach route to HVT.
-No CAP accompanying carrier based Hawkeye.
-No jammer/wild weasel support or fighter cover on infiltration/exfiltration route.
-Pristine enemy F14 armed and sitting in the hardened aircraft shelter without any ground crew/guards milling about, despite being attacked by cruise missiles.
-No CAP over carrier group despite being the fact they are in harms way and just launched a major strike on another country, not once but twice...airfield and enrichment facility.
-No BVR engagement by either side.
-No Drop tanks released despite over maximum g being applied to aircraft on ingress or egress.
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Old 06-20-2022, 04:08 PM
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Default Svart Krabba

Throwing out one I watched a month or two back that was pretty fun - Black Crab (or Svart Krabba in original Swedish).

It's not without it's pitfalls, but overall the movie has a pretty strong military post-apocalypse feel to it that wouldn't be entirely out of place within a Twilight 2000 setting.
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