Turbokat and F-14 and MATS

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Turbokat and F-14 and MATS

Post by stancymckatt » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:27 pm

My apologies for the title, suggestions are welcome for a more relevant one. Somehow my brain has failed me today. KittyEyesChanceIcon

Fell down a rabbit hole googling some stuff a few weeks ago (Day 2 or 3 after I asked how big megakat city was), and found an article about the F-14 over on Thrillist

I don't know how much of it is true, as I haven't taken the time to dig into it... but number 7 on the list caught my attention.
7. The Goose/Maverick dynamic was really an inside joke

Grumman published cartoons in the early 1970s depicting the pilot (named TomCat) as a girl-obsessed playboy while the Radar Information Officer, or RIO, is the one doing everything but the flying.
It links to a cartoon that somehow looks vaguely familiar. CoolIcon


It may be common knowledge around the fandom, but I'd never seen it before and wanted to share.

There is a lot of information to dig into on the MATS website. I haven't got brains for it today, but didn't want to forget to start a thread for the 20th time. BlushJakeIcon
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