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How did they film the flat spin in Top Gun?

Did they really throw an F-14 into a flat spin and then have to recover it? Or is that a model shot? It seems (to a complete layperson) like an unthinkably-dangerous thing to do, but the shot looks ...
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To which country did MiGs in Top Gun belong?

In Top Gun, a US warship is placed in the Indian Ocean. In the opening and climax of the movie, US fighter planes are in a dogfight with MiGs, but the country is not revealed. Why was a US warship ...
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Why was the number of MiG fighters not obvious earlier on?

The final dogfight in Top Gun was dramatic partly because we only had three US fighters who managed to get off the flight deck, one of which went down, while we had many more hostiles. At some point, ...
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Why does Ice Man chomp his teeth at Maverick?

During a confrontation with Maverick in a locker room, Ice Man chomps his teeth at Maverick. What was that about? An attempt at intimidation? Catching a fly? It was just so weird and random.