Top Gun (TOPGUN)
TOP GUN FILMS / US NAVY’S TOPGUN
The US Navy created its Fighter Weapons School (better known as TOPGUN) in the late 1960s, though it came to worldwide attention with the release of the 1986 film ‘Top Gun’ starring Tom Cruise. Since it creation TOPGUN has evolved to meet the changing threats and also expanded the courses it offers.
With the release of the much-anticipated sequel, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, once again the US Navy’s real-life TOPGUN will be the basis for another high-G adventure on the silver screen.
Like the Hornet before it, the Super Hornet’s arrival into US Navy service was via a somewhat unusual route. Today it delivers world-class capability from the carrier deck
Tom Kaminski assesses the US Navy’s Hornets and Super Hornets and compares their capabilities.
The Real Topgun Bookazine
This special publication celebrates TOPGUN’s people, details its aircraft and weapons, examines its evolution, and sets its achievements in the global context of US Naval Aviation.