It's one of those days when you're out flying Top Gun style one on 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 F-18s and both return. One comes in with part of a left wing and left verticle fin and rudder missing, while the other takes the approach end barrier missing everything forward of the cockpit pressure bulkhead - and is flying a convertable 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 M61A1 20mm cannon and ammo drum too, but don't tell the boss. These guys are sooo 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." So if anyone is interested: for sale, two F-18s, slightly used, as is condition, make offer.
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