Skip to comments.F-16 fighter jets: What are they and could they be sent to help Ukraine?
Posted on 01/25/2023 1:10:36 AM PST by RomanSoldier19
They can fly at more than 1,200mph and are some of the most advanced aircraft in NATO's fleet. Could the F-16 be sent to Ukraine?
Could F-16 fighter jets soon be screaming over Kharkiv or breaking the sound barrier as they tear through the skies above Zaporizhzhia?
It once seemed impossible, but now? Maybe not.
As the Western world looks to Germany for a decision over Leopard 2 tanks, it was from the Netherlands that a possibly more radical idea was floated: sending Western-made fighter planes to Kyiv for use by Ukrainian pilots.
The Dutch cabinet said will look into supplying F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine if the Kyiv government asks for them, the country's media have reported.
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May it be so!
Depending on the configuration, price of one Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon varies from $12 million to $35 million.
Then: 10 F-16s lost in one afternoon in confused fray in Ukraine.
Biden: Open the taxpayers’ wallets again.
A nice surreptitious way for China to access F-16 technology, don’tcha think?
Sounds about right the way things are going.
I guess the other goal is to wear down everyones fighter supplies.
I remember an early documentary on the F-16 saying that they were the most dangerous fighters to fly due to the high Gs pulled. The best pilots were said to be short women with high blood pressure.
Sky is Comcast
FU, Comcast — NWO scum
There’s a play. These #ing clowns couldn’t be anymore obvious
Everyone already has F-16’s
Heck, the Pakistanis have them.
I’m glad to know that. This so-called is being used to transfer everything else.
It depends on what they are used for. The best use case for them I’ve seen so far is to use their AMRAAMs to supplement Ukrainian SAM’s. The F-16’s, depending on the model, have effective look down shoot down capability which should be effective vs Russian cruise missiles.
AMRAAMs are available in large numbers, unlike S300’s. And in such an operation the F16s should be able to operate in most of Ukraine without worrying much about getting targeted by Russian SAMs and interceptors.
What the Ukrainians actually want to use them for I don’t know. But the above should be effective.
Wikipedia is quite good about who has what, and which models/versions. It pays to do a bit of research.
That’s your department.
Spreadsheet the word.
See, I have a hard time seeing the other side of that. Research, or education, is essential to develop perspective. Which is our duty, it’s not optional.
Vietnam 2.0 Way to go guys. If you can F it up once you can get a reach around from the bear and really really F it up this time. 1.0 was nothing.
This is in one sense correct - corruption in military procurement is a feature of all civilizations. The Ancient Egyptians probably had a big problem with this.
On the other hand, no matter the society, it’s always been a rather small part of the economy, except under very unusual and short lived circumstances. There is always vastly more money in the civilian economy and that is a better target for corruption, and hence it is more of an incentive to skew policy.
There is plenty wrong with DOD procurement and no doubt arms manufacturers try to skew policy. But as a % of the economy, or % of valuation of, say, the S&P, they are niche.
Its about like when leftists say the huge civilian gunmakers buy off politicians. They insist on making it a bogeyman. The civilian arms industry in truth is tiny, much of it being a cottage industry.
If we had a look at the stocks the Lords & Ladies in The District of Corruption had purchased over the past few months, it would tell us a lot.
Maybe a quick check of General Dynamics stock would give us an idea if The Government and/or NATO will be sending F-16s and instructors to Ukraine.
Sounds like a good use. Wonder if they’ll be smart enough to agree with you.
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