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

Unread postPosted: 16 Jul 2018, 02:23
by Corsair1963
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.

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

Unread postPosted: 16 Jul 2018, 10:19
by Corsair1963
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!

:-|

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

Unread postPosted: 16 Jul 2018, 16:21
by magnum4469
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...

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

Unread postPosted: 17 Jul 2018, 01:31
by Corsair1963
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....

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

Unread postPosted: 18 Jul 2018, 19:31
by viper12
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Re: F-16V vs F-15C (ANG)

Unread postPosted: 19 Jul 2018, 03:33
by Corsair1963
lrrpf52 wrote:
Corsair1963 wrote:
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.....

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

Unread postPosted: 21 Jul 2018, 00:36
by magnum4469
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/

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

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2018, 01:53
by Corsair1963
Time will tell..... :wink:

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

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 03:31
by talkitron
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

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

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 04:00
by Corsair1963
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..... :?

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

Unread postPosted: 26 Jul 2018, 08:15
by talkitron
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.

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

Unread postPosted: 27 Jul 2018, 23:42
by Corsair1963
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:

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

Unread postPosted: 28 Jul 2018, 02:57
by Corsair1963
I mean no disrespect.....just that the whole idea is absurd to me???

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

Unread postPosted: 29 Jul 2018, 23:49
by mixelflick
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.

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

Unread postPosted: 30 Jul 2018, 04:25
by Corsair1963
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: