Originally posted by oninosensi:
figher pilots being used as ground tropps????
Actually, I think that was because the "Wildcards" weren't actually navy pilots, they were marines
, expected to be able to function in numerous environments.
If needed, any of the gang could probably have manned a command console on the Saratoga
It isn't really (AFAIK) something that's done in reality, but it does make sense; why carry 1000 pilots, 1000 infantrymen, 1000 crewmen, etc, when you can just carry 1000 "jack-of-all-trades" soldiers who can be deployed as needed.
That's why they're called "Wild Cards."