Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The F-14 is no more

File this under random and irrelevant, but I just discovered the U.S. military has retired the F-14 Tomcat fighter jet. Not only is the same plane flown by Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer in "Top Gun," it was also the model for two of my favorite childhood toys -- Jetfire from the Transformers, and the G.I. Joe "Stryker."

Hell of a plane, the F-14 Tomcat. Toymakers everywhere shall miss you.


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