CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4556 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4973 times:
Does anyone know what block series Poland is buying? It seems like the F-16 line just keeps racking up orders. Not to bad for an aircraft that was once looked down on by those in the U.S.A.F. when it initially entered service. Its production line has outlived the F-14A/B/D, F-15C, and the F/A-18A/B/C/D
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4946 times:
CX, the F-16 has not outlasted the F-15 and F/A-18 in production.
Both models are still being built today (in upgraded versions of course, but an F-16C Block 60 is quite a different beast from the F-16A block 10 or early F-16Cs and might better be called F-16G (E being taken by the XL)).
F-14 entered production over 10 years before the F-16 and had a far smaller market that was saturated sooner.
LMP737 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 5068 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4945 times:
Poland selected Block 52 F-16's. They also selected the PW F-100 as the engine to power the aircraft. One of my co-workers worked on F-16's in the USAF and he said he preferred the GE F110 over the F100. Anyway, Poland got a good deal along with getting a good aircraft.
Sinlock From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1692 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4501 times:
CX747 was pretty specific in listing the "F-15C, and the F/A-18A/B/C/D" all of which are not in production.
The F-15E/K are the only F-15's that are still in production. F-15E deliveries for the USAF end in 4th quarter this year. The -15K production run of 40 ends in mid 2008.
The F/A-18C/D are still available but are not actively being marketed and it's not likely that the US NAVY would need new C/D's now that the E/F/G line is up and running at almost full rate.
As far as my research shows the last C/D that was produced was a F/A-18C built in Halli for the Finnish Air Force. The last US built -18C/D was delivered to Canada in 1998.
AFHokie From United States of America, joined May 2004, 224 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4292 times:
Speaking of F-16's and 18wheelers, has anyone ever seen the F-16 that the air force took and modified to fold up and fit inside a tractor trailer? It was an honest to goodness jet that used to fly missions, its stripped of all the avionics, engine, etc and now used in the Air Force Experience display at air shows and other events now.
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3874 times:
You are almost certainly correct on that one Triple seven. Sinlock must have meant either Switzerland or Finland (or possibly Kuwait). Sadly, Canada has been steadily reducing its CF-18 force for the past decade.