During a test of a new version of a missile, a carrier-based F/A-18 Hornet accidentally fires a missile and destroys an aircraft first described as a North Korean commercial liner in international airspace above the Sea of Japan. Harm, Mac, and Bud investigate aboard the carrier; they discover not only the cause of the unintended firing but also a spy message and the spy. During a confrontation with North Korea, a salvage vessel of the US Navy finds the wreckage of the downed aircraft, which proves to be not a commercial liner. Harm takes another ride in a Tomcat, with an atypical passenger under unusual circumstances. Bud and Harriet continue to build a history together. Written by
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The USS Reprisal (CV-59) is actually the USS Forrestal (CV-59), the U.S.'s first super carrier. Forrestal was decommissioned 11 Sep 1993. Stock footage of other carriers, such as USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) also make appearances. See more
The order was given to proceed to the salvage area at flank speed. That speed was then given as 25 knots. USS Reprisal (CV-35), had she been completed, would have been an Essex class carrier with an officially given speed of 33+ knots. See more