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Turkey Wants 30 F-16 Block 52 Plus  
User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4299 posts, RR: 12
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8176 times:

"According to the defense news, and some Turkish papers this will be a bridging order until a decision is made at the end of the year between F-35 and Eurofighter." Also it is always neighborly to keep the same amount of F-16 orders with Greece.

I thought it was a done deal for the F-35, up to 100 of them. If not Turkey's fast erosion of EU aspirations will boost F-35s chances.

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User currently offlineRAPCON From Puerto Rico, joined Jul 2006, 671 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8162 times:

Quoting TK787 (Thread starter):
"According to the defense news, and some Turkish papers this will be a bridging order until a decision is made at the end of the year between F-35 and Eurofighter." Also it is always neighborly to keep the same amount of F-16 orders with Greece.

You know when your mom used to say: "If jimmy jumps from the bridge, are you going to jump too?"

Well, Gr & TK remind me of that all the time. Those two deserve each other!



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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7840 times:

IIRC Pakistan announced plans to buy a "few" awhile back. Now Turkey wants 30 more.
http://yahoo.reuters.com/news/articl...08_L30258744&type=comktNews&rpc=44

Quote:
ANKARA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - NATO-member Turkey will purchase 30 F16 fighter jets as part of a plan to modernise its military, the chief of the air force said on Wednesday.

"We will purchase 30 F16s by 2011. We are still trying to find the funds but I don't think that will be a problem," Air Force chief General Faruk Comert told reporters during a Victory Day celebration, marking Turkey's war of independence.

Per Wikipedia, the size of their air force is huge...over 250 F-16s!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Air_Force



"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineMigfan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7827 times:

Attrition replacements?

/M


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7746 times:

Quoting Migfan (Reply 3):
Attrition replacements?

From Flightglobal, it is an option versus the $500M upgrade for 48 F-4Es.....
http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...ckheed+Martin+F-16s+over+F-4E.html



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User currently offlineWing From Turkey, joined Oct 2000, 1554 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7670 times:

These 30 pieces will be the replacements of the training and duty losses the F16 squadrons.There are also pieces to replace the the F4E models which were bound to be modernised to F42 2020 Terminator but cancelled due to political reasons.

TAF thinks it would be cheaper to recieve second hand F16s instead of modernising the old F4s which are really very expensive.

There are inaccurete information on the Vikipedia about TAF.To my knowkedge the total F16 number is bigger than 300(360 if I am not mistaken) and TAF never had any A10s.(They had plans for it though but none ever entered service)



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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4299 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7353 times:

Looks like it is a done deal now.

http://www.zaman.com/?bl=hotnews&alt=&trh=20061019&hn=37482


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4693 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7329 times:

Yes. Flightglobal says the orders would keep the F-16 line open till 2010.

http://www.flightglobal.com/Articles...alcon+production+line+through.html



"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6482 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7323 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 7):
Yes. Flightglobal says the orders would keep the F-16 line open till 2010.

Jesucristo...not as many as the F-4, but pretty good, if you consider that the F-4 was replaced by multiple types.



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User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7296 times:

I think they should wait for the F-35 instead of ordering further F-16s.

It's also highly unlikely that they order the EF, because their EU ambitions got more than one damper in recent times and given thier extremely self-conscious attitude on that, they will just say "Shove it!" ...


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