Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
F-18s provide much better air strike capability than the F-14.
Larger payload? Better loiter time? The F-14 beat the F/A-18 on both accounts.
The Hornet can carry more modern munitons, but the F-14D has been cleared on stuff like the AGM-88 HARM, JDAM, AIM-120 and so on, but since it is on the way out it was not deemed worth it to add it to the active fleet.
Had the Pentagon wanted they could have had a fighter-bomber easily the equal of the Strike Eagle in the USAF.
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