Top Gun: Maverick

Question: Isn't Hangman's ammo still full after he hits the bandit chasing Mav and Rooster? Shouldn't it be short of the fired rocket?

Answer: You're correct - when you see Hangman's loadout before he lands back on the deck - he still has all weapons on the rails - it should be that he is short an AIM-9 or an AIM-120 AMRAAM depending on what was fired.

In all shots of Hangman's F/A-18E after the final battle (especially in the close-up right before he lands on the carrier), it is shown that there is an AIM-120 loaded onto the right air intake weapon station. The left air intake station is empty - indicating either no weapon was loaded or an AIM-7/AIM-120 was fired.

Question: How were the ones who crashed/ejected rescued if they were in dangerous enemy territory?

Answer: Are you referring to Phoenix and Bob? They ejected over California, during training. The only members of Dagger Flight to eject/crash during the actual mission in enemy territory were Maverick and Rooster.

kayelbe

Factual error: The F14 could never have got airborne with such a short clear run unassisted. It needs about 800m, about half a mile.

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Suggested correction: An aircraft carrier is only a 1000 ft long and the F14 launches off them.half a mile would be about 2,500 ft.

This correction is nonsense and shows no understanding how aircraft carriers work. First, the runway on an aircraft carrier is typically around 300 feet. Second, they use a catapult system to launch planes so the planes can get up to the proper speed in time. Without a catapult, the F14 needs 2,500 feet.

Bishop73

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Rear Admiral: The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is headed for extinction.
Maverick: Maybe so, sir. But not today.

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