F-16V vs F-15C (ANG)

Agreed, it will never be a fair fight but how would the F-16 match up against the ... ?
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Unread post16 Jul 2018, 02:23

As I said before my guess (opinion) is the USAF will come up with a plan to replace the F-15C's. Which, likely would include a mix of upgraded F-16's and new built F-35's.



Remember the USAF only operate just three front line F-15C Squadrons. With two at Kadena AFB (Japan) and one at Lakenheath AFB (UK). This rest are operated by the ANG.
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Unread post16 Jul 2018, 10:19

It's worth noting that the USAF plans on basing two squadrons of F-35A's at Lakenheath AFB. Along side the current three squadrons of thee F-15's. (one F-15C and two F-15E Squadrons)


Yet, the interesting part is they claim the two F-35A's squadrons will have 54 aircraft. Yet, that is enough for three squadrons of F-35's (18 per) not two!

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Unread post16 Jul 2018, 16:21

Klamath Falls ANG has been the school house for the F-15C ANG units since the mid 90s, I'm just wondering why the Active Duty AF would spend the money to add the 550th training squadron (Active Duty) there, will all the costs if they were planning on getting rid of the Eagle. It was activated in July of 2017...
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Unread post17 Jul 2018, 01:31

magnum4469 wrote:Klamath Falls ANG has been the school house for the F-15C ANG units since the mid 90s, I'm just wondering why the Active Duty AF would spend the money to add the 550th training squadron (Active Duty) there, will all the costs if they were planning on getting rid of the Eagle. It was activated in July of 2017...



If, the USAF decided to retire the F-15C tomorrow. It would still be years before they all leave service....
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Unread post18 Jul 2018, 19:31

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Unread post19 Jul 2018, 03:33

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magnum4469 wrote:Klamath Falls ANG has been the school house for the F-15C ANG units since the mid 90s, I'm just wondering why the Active Duty AF would spend the money to add the 550th training squadron (Active Duty) there, will all the costs if they were planning on getting rid of the Eagle. It was activated in July of 2017...

If, the USAF decided to retire the F-15C tomorrow. It would still be years before they all leave service....

I remember when the USAF upgraded the F-4E with all kinds of latest and greatest avionics, AIM-9M, RWR, ALE-50, PAVE Spike, and other systems right before deactivating them.

There's a pretty funny video of a Phantom pilot walking down the flight line pretending to be a used Phantom salesman like Kal Worthington.

"Are you a small South American dictator? Got any border problems? Hell, you can buy the whole lot of them and be your own squadron commander!"


Yes, happens all of the time.....
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Unread post21 Jul 2018, 00:36

Looks like the AF just green lighted another 46 F-15Cs to be upgraded. I just don't see why they would spend the money if they are planning on getting rid of them anytime soon...

https://combataircraft.keypublishing.co ... -upgrades/
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Unread post23 Jul 2018, 01:53

Time will tell..... :wink:
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Unread post26 Jul 2018, 03:31

Here is a long article on the F-15X. I will start another thread as this seems important.

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22 ... nt-fighter
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Unread post26 Jul 2018, 04:00

talkitron wrote:Here is a long article on the F-15X. I will start another thread as this seems important.

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22 ... nt-fighter



Laughable as the USAF has no interest in buying new F-15's of any model. As a matter of fact it wants to retire the existing F-15C Fleet. Assuming the US Congress will allow them???


ABSURD STORY..... :?
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Unread post26 Jul 2018, 08:15

Corsair1963 wrote:Laughable as the USAF has no interest in buying new F-15's of any model. As a matter of fact it wants to retire the existing F-15C Fleet. Assuming the US Congress will allow them???


The F-35 peogram is not in political jeopardy anymore so the USAF can try new things. Repeating previous statements is irrelevant as the whole idea is that this is a change in plan.
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Unread post27 Jul 2018, 23:42

talkitron wrote:
Corsair1963 wrote:Laughable as the USAF has no interest in buying new F-15's of any model. As a matter of fact it wants to retire the existing F-15C Fleet. Assuming the US Congress will allow them???


The F-35 peogram is not in political jeopardy anymore so the USAF can try new things. Repeating previous statements is irrelevant as the whole idea is that this is a change in plan.



When the USAF orders more F-15's then come see me. Otherwise, this is nothing but wild speculation.... :doh:
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Unread post28 Jul 2018, 02:57

I mean no disrespect.....just that the whole idea is absurd to me???
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Unread post29 Jul 2018, 23:49

magnum4469 wrote:Looks like the AF just green lighted another 46 F-15Cs to be upgraded. I just don't see why they would spend the money if they are planning on getting rid of them anytime soon...

https://combataircraft.keypublishing.co ... -upgrades/


The problem here is you're thinking logically.

It'd be just like the USAF to cancel the F-22, fund massive upgrades to the F-15C then retire them permanently. They can thus begin crowing to Congress that they have an air superiority platform shortfall.
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Unread post30 Jul 2018, 04:25

mixelflick wrote:
magnum4469 wrote:Looks like the AF just green lighted another 46 F-15Cs to be upgraded. I just don't see why they would spend the money if they are planning on getting rid of them anytime soon...

https://combataircraft.keypublishing.co ... -upgrades/


The problem here is you're thinking logically.

It'd be just like the USAF to cancel the F-22, fund massive upgrades to the F-15C then retire them permanently. They can thus begin crowing to Congress that they have an air superiority platform shortfall.



LOL The US will just upgrade the F-15C's and give them free of charge to Israel..... :wink:
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