747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3757 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 9 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3167 times:
I notice that the German Air Force has a lot of F-4 Phaeton that soon going the need to be retire. I think they should consider the F-15k because you got the maneuverability of the F-15 and the reliability of the GE F 110 pulling it.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7966 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3126 times:
Germany considered ordering F-15 in the 80s (I think it was back in the 80s), but the fly-away price was higher than that of the Typhoon. Not to mention that F-15s need by far more maintenance than Typhoon's 9 hours per flight hour.