The end of an era.
Key point: Washington cut some of its vaunted Cold War-era planes to save money. That included the useful submarine-hunting S-3 Viking.
Eight years ago the U.S. Navy retired:
A) Its only dedicated carrier-based tanker;
B) its last dedicated carrier-based antisubmarine airplane;
C) a carrier-based plane with more than twice the range of its current jets;
D) all of the above.
With a maximum speed of only five hundred miles per hour—many...
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