Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2674 times:
Well I just spent two weeks flying with the Spanish Air Force at Red Flag, (they brought F-18s and RF-18s). Overall they were good, but MX has become a bigger issues on the 18s, mainly parts and money. I will say the are getting better at LOWAT bomb runs and strike missions over the last few years.
For Eurofighter I would suggest reading the many online articles and magazines like Air Forces Monthly etc. They have about all the info you can find.
Don't know as much about the F-1s, though I worked with French F-1s in Saudi, and I have a feeling they are a little better at DACT, and BVR employment than the Spaniards. This is not a hit on the Spaniards, just an observation working with both Air Forces over the last few years.
I know this doesn't help to much but I thought I'd throw in my tangent opinions bon champs
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Yankee Air Pirate