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#1 you're not satisfied with 146 free planes? that more than likely we will be paying too maintain and train you're cave men too fly! God why haven't these assholes been nuked repeatedly yet?
Posted by chris 2012-06-22 00:23||
#2 What sort of planes is he talking about?
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-06-22 01:17||
#3 Don't we still have some Brewster Buffaloes available?
Snarky, but not a bad choice for the role. Hey, do we have any of those A-1 Sandys left over from Viet Nam?
Posted by SteveS 2012-06-22 02:02||
#4 I hope it's not P-51s. It'd be a shame to waste those.
Posted by Bobby 2012-06-22 05:46||
#5 You call it Air Force. They call it heroin smuggling fleet.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-06-22 07:13||
#6 At least the VNAF pilots were intelligent and could fly. Being an IP for an Afghan student pilot....no bloody way in hell.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-06-22 07:24||
#7 F4F Wildcats?
Posted by AlanC 2012-06-22 07:29||
#8 #6 There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, about a commandant of a Soviet Flying school training Arab pilots. Every time he'd get drunk (2,3 times a week---it's Russia) he'd fill forms requesting a transfer to the command of a dog training school.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-06-22 07:34||
#9 Sopwith Camels?
Posted by Grunter 2012-06-22 07:35||
#10 Get them Autogyros.
Slow, manuverable and low load ablity.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2012-06-22 08:02||
#11 Needs a picture of the boneyard outside Tucson.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-06-22 08:09||
#12 Another wasted FMF profram, I can hear the dollars flushing down the drain....
Posted by 49 Pan 2012-06-22 09:00||
#13 Pix in article shows F-15s.
We have a whole boneyard full of S-3s that would be about as useful.
Posted by USN, Ret via iphone 2012-06-22 09:12||
Posted by Deacon Blues 2012-06-22 10:23||
#15 f-15's omg i would be surprised if they could drive a car much less fly an f-15
Posted by chris 2012-06-22 11:33||
#16 The Tamil Tigers made do with dropping grenades from a crop duster.
Posted by SteveS 2012-06-22 11:34||
#17 I believe that this refers to the Light Attack aircraft contract that will provide either a variant of the Brazilian Tucano or the AT-6. The original selection was the Tucano, but politics is forcing a recompete.
Posted by rwv 2012-06-22 16:19||
#18 Does AP know about this? They may be paying good money for real pilots.
Posted by BrerRabbit 2012-06-22 19:02||
#19 You know rwv, I did a little reading and the AT-6 wouldn't actually be a bad first plane for the Afghanistan airforce. It's robust, easy to fix, and has seen combat time in Pakistan. The Afghan Air Force could use them to shoot the heck out of the Taliban (and the like), but they would be pretty much useless against any other regional power, including Pakistan. That would be a *lot* less destabilizing than giving them F-15s!
Posted by Secret Master 2012-06-22 19:19||
#20 "There is an agreement that US would give us 146 warplanes but we are not satisfied with this, the number should increase."
See beggars can be choosers.
Posted by Unang Omeans6347 2012-06-22 19:24||