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Show of force: Hundreds of fighter jets paraded in South Korea as US displays its military might
The Daily Mail ^ | 14 March 2012 | Lyle Brennan

Posted on 03/14/2012 9:00:31 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki

Show of force: Hundreds of fighter jets paraded in South Korea as US displays its military might

Kim Jong-un, take note.

After the North Korean leader made his first visit to the tense demilitarised border and Pyongyang agreed to freeze its nuclear weapons programme, United States and Republic of Korea aircraft joined forces in this huge display of F-16 Fighting Falcons.

As these pictures from Kunsan Air Base show, hundreds of the jet fighters stretched as far as the eye could see.

Formidable: Row after row of F-16 Fighting Falcons fills the airstrip in a show of force at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea

At the ready: The display was part of a series of joint military exercises by U.S. and Republic of Korea forces

North Korea has accused the U.S. and South Korea of preparing for a northward invasion, but the allies insist the exercises are merely defensive drills.

The warplanes were part of a joint exercise earlier this month combining the 35th and 80th Fighter Squadrons from the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, ROK; the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from the 388th FW at Hill Air Force Base, Utah; and the 55th EFS from the 20th FW at Shaw.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2114943/Hundreds-fighter-jets-paraded-South-Korea-US-displays-military-might.html#ixzz1p6ip63fI

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aerospace; f16; hillafb; kunsanafb; shawafb; southkorea; usaf

1 posted on 03/14/2012 9:00:43 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Hey!! Dispurse those babies! Didn’t Pearl Harbor teach you anything!!!


2 posted on 03/14/2012 9:04:15 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (God is watching America. He is judging America. He does not like what He is seeing.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ping.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 9:04:33 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Rows of Sitting Ducks is not a good idea at all.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 9:06:25 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (F-16 not VTOL? ? ??????? ?? Who knew?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

F-16 ping.

That is a LOT of F16s!


5 posted on 03/14/2012 9:06:33 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Photoshopped


6 posted on 03/14/2012 9:06:40 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Army Air Corps

LOL — when we see an F-16 we all immediately think of JJ!

I still think the F-16 will never be bested by any aircraft from a price/performance perspective. The mission creep on the F-35 has priced that flying anvil out of any reasonable market.


7 posted on 03/14/2012 9:10:09 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

If that is even a real picture, I count perhaps 48 aircraft. Possibly lined up only for one-time publicity pictures.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 9:11:13 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: freedumb2003

Actually, I only counted 52. Not exactly hundreds.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 9:11:50 AM PDT by henkster (Andrew Breitbart would not have apologized.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I count about 50 from the pictures provided.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 9:13:35 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Hey!! Dispurse those babies! Didn’t Pearl Harbor teach you anything!!!

You took the words right out of my mouth.I was just thinking that I hoped all of those falcons were photoshopped because that Crazy sob up north would only have to launch a nuke and wipe out the 8th Tactical Fighter wing.

That would be a big problem.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: freedumb2003
That is a LOT of F16s!

If you think that is impressive go use Google Earth and look at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. I never new there had been that many F-16s, much less that many sent to the bone yard.
12 posted on 03/14/2012 9:16:51 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I hope they didn’t leave them like that for long - talk about a tempting target for a bomber


13 posted on 03/14/2012 9:18:27 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: RetiredArmy

The F16s are armed and ready to take off, not like Pearl Harbor.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 9:18:53 AM PDT by 20yearvet (they yell for more tests as long as its your money)
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To: 20yearvet

You missed the humor all the way. Geeze.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 9:19:42 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (God is watching America. He is judging America. He does not like what He is seeing.)
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To: puppypusher

young kim knows that doing that would result in his house
becoming a smoking tomb.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 9:20:18 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Isn’t it a little early for a May-Day celebration, Premier Obama?


17 posted on 03/14/2012 9:22:25 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: henkster

>>Actually, I only counted 52. Not exactly hundreds.<<

I don’t even own one yet, so 50+ looks like a lot to me.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 9:22:43 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

That is four squadrons. Each squadron at 12 aircraft a piece so a total of 48 Falcons. This is a total photo op and nothing else. The aircraft are useless on a runway that close together and you would want to separate them ASAP as they are a huge target.

Since the U.S. has over 1,200 Falcon’s in our inventory even after reductions a group of 48 is not really that impressive except for a photo op like this.

Interesting to see though.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 9:25:10 AM PDT by CCGuy (USAF (Ret.))
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To: RetiredArmy
Didn’t Pearl Harbor teach you anything???

Did FDR had foreknowledge the Pearl Harbor was to be attacked?  I believe so.  It was the moment FDR administration was waiting for, according to the military analyst/historians featured in the military channel.  U.S. and UK had already cracked the JN25 long before the Japanese attacked.
http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=408

So what lesson you learned about Pearl Harbor?
20 posted on 03/14/2012 9:32:54 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: steve86

If you look carefully, some of the aircraft have rockets, others have perhaps radar jamming pods or some other underwing stores. Another thing that indicates against it being photoshopped is the variation in angle and perspective.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 9:35:58 AM PDT by jonascord (Ask any Democrat. He's firmly convinced that he's brighter than you.)
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To: steve86

Yep; I see the repeating pics, too.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 9:42:59 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry Obummer and another 4yrs of Hell, anyday!)
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To: hamboy
Ever notice that the aircraft and ships that were bunched together on the airfields and anchoages were, for the most part, already considered obsolete?

P-40s, early B-17s, the battleships with the lattice style masts?

Just saying...

23 posted on 03/14/2012 9:44:28 AM PDT by jonascord (Ask any Democrat. He's firmly convinced that he's brighter than you.)
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To: hamboy

“Good” King FDR, Butcher of the 20th Century.

In the top 5 of my “Deeply Disappointing” presidents list.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 9:59:46 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: jonascord
It was 1941. All the B-17’s were early models. And only 155 out of about 12,000 built were delivered before 12/1/41.

If you knew anything about battleships you would know that the more modern (modern being admittedly a relative term in dealing with 20-year old battlewagons) battleships at Pearl Harbor had lattice masts, the older ones had been modernized in the Thirties with tripod masts, like the USS Arizona, and USS Oklahoma. The "newer" battleships lost their lattice masts after the war started when they were sent back to the States for repairs and upgrading.

25 posted on 03/14/2012 10:05:58 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Even worse is many really think FDR solved the great depression...


26 posted on 03/14/2012 10:34:46 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: jonascord
Ever notice that the aircraft and ships that were bunched together on the airfields and anchoages were, for the most part, already considered obsolete? P-40s, early B-17s, the battleships with the lattice style masts?

The ships were obsolete, we know now, but were not considered as such at the time. And, in fact, the P-40 and the B-17s were state of the art at the time. What was really shocking, in retrospect, is how few of the B-17s we had in inventory at the time of Pearl harbor; those destroyed on December 7th, 1941 comprised a significant portion of all of the B-17s we possessed.

27 posted on 03/14/2012 10:46:25 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: TonyInOhio
What was really shocking, in retrospect, is how few of the B-17s we had in inventory at the time of Pearl harbor;

Very similar to the number of F-22s we have today.

28 posted on 03/14/2012 11:38:12 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: hamboy

I also believe he knew. But he knew that would get him in the war no matter what and that is what he wanted. He got his wish. What, 400,000 men died on the battle fields because of him in my personal opinion. We may have got into the war sooner or later, but would not have cost us the entire Pacific Fleet to do it.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 11:44:32 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (God is watching America. He is judging America. He does not like what He is seeing.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki; Sparky1776; militant2; TaMoDee; freedumb2003; PERKY2004; Army Air Corps; ...

F-16 Ping.


30 posted on 03/14/2012 4:32:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: freedumb2003

:0)


31 posted on 03/14/2012 4:33:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: steve86

Not photoshopped.

It’s called an elephant walk.

They were at the end of an exercise.


32 posted on 03/14/2012 4:35:45 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar; steve86

>>It’s called an elephant walk.<<

Great — now that stupid song is going to go through my head all night!

Just for that: “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Banana Splits”

Good luck and be glad I didn’t mention “The Barney Song.”


33 posted on 03/14/2012 4:39:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Jet - when I was stationed at Osan in 1984 we launched 120 Phantoms in 12 minutes!

They came from Osan, Kunson, and even the PI, everything that could fly did as a show of force, and as you say it was called an Elephant Walk - the biggest since WWII, I’m sure since the Gulf War they had more impressive launches.

As always - thanks for the ping!


34 posted on 03/14/2012 7:20:26 PM PDT by Sparky1776
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To: hamboy
Libertopian delusion syndrome.

1. Repelling an enemy attack would have sufficed to bring us into war, so there was nothing to gain.
2. The modified JN-25 was not decoded until March. Any historian who doesn't know the difference between Purple and Black isn't fit to grade a Junior High School report.
Conspiracy fail.

35 posted on 03/14/2012 10:14:21 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew
Libertopian delusion syndrome.

Really?  Why no American carrier caught sitting duck at Pearl?  Historians at Military channel said US was warned by some Allied countries that attack on Pearl Harbor was coming, at least diplomatic code was also cracked.  Didn't FDR signed the Lend-Lease on March 11, 1941?
36 posted on 03/15/2012 3:42:52 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: hamboy
Really? Why no American carrier caught sitting duck at Pearl?
Because the Japanese attacked Sunday morning instead of Monday. Otherwise, the Enterprise would have been sunk.

Historians at Military channel said US was warned by some Allied countries that attack on Pearl Harbor was coming, at least diplomatic code was also cracked.
Do you mean the channel that runs "Unsolved Mysteries" and military documentaries that are poorly fact checked and with wrong footage?

Didn't FDR signed the Lend-Lease on March 11, 1941?
Which had what to do with Pearl Harbor?

37 posted on 03/15/2012 4:37:46 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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