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1 posted on 02/18/2012 11:31:14 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Without vectored thrust, it doesn’t compare to the F35 0r F22. It’s a poor-man,s fighter by today’s technology, no matter how much the cockpit design is improved or the radar and target acquisition equipment is updated.


2 posted on 02/18/2012 11:36:20 AM PST by downtownconservative
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
My wife in a engineer at Sikorsky making the Black-hawk.

They have been notified that orders will be down at least 35% next year.

Pu that next to the 237 ship Navy and the 80% reduction in Nukes and you get an idea of where Obama Socialism is taking us.

6 posted on 02/18/2012 11:58:23 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Came here for a picture, didn't get one.

8 posted on 02/18/2012 12:26:34 PM PST by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Surprised they aren’t trying to make it also more stealthy or reduce it’s radar image, like they’ve done to the F-15SE.

I think a F-16SV (stealth viper) would be additionally appealing.


9 posted on 02/18/2012 12:48:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What happened to F-16E/F through F-16S/T?


11 posted on 02/18/2012 1:06:58 PM PST by Wiz
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"Lockheed Martin has an order from Iraq that is large enough to keep F-16 production line open until the end of 2015."

Yeah that sounds like a good idea. I mean geez it's not like we've ever given planes to a Muslim country say like Iran and then spent the next 30 years wishing we didn't. I mean the Iraqis are so loyal to us, like forbidding Exxon from having anything to do with their oil fields after we spend over a $trillion liberating their sorry asses from Saddam. This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard of in my life. The only way they should be allowed to buy them is if a non-removable remote self-destruct mechanism is installed that we have the code for.

12 posted on 02/18/2012 1:11:25 PM PST by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Still among the finest fighters in the air.

Loaded out with the most modern US Avionics and Weapons it can take on the most advanced Russian and European aircraft and win.

The "platform" just doesn't matter that much anymore when you're engaging from 75 miles out.

13 posted on 02/18/2012 1:48:39 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
the Israeli F16-I

15 posted on 02/18/2012 2:11:19 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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