Slovakia's interested for F-16V

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Unread post02 Aug 2019, 11:38

"Block 70/72"

Either 70 or 72. So which one is it?
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Unread post03 Aug 2019, 15:02

Not seen anything conclusive on that yet.
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Unread post11 Sep 2019, 05:53

No word on whether it will be the GE -135 engines or the older -120s equipping the F16-V
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Unread post11 Sep 2019, 15:57

GE-135 is for the F-35A, so for sure not that engine. It will likely be PW100-220E as this is what most European users use.
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Unread post11 Sep 2019, 17:06

Surely for a new build it will either be a GE -129 or a PW -229.
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Unread post11 Sep 2019, 18:22

Yes PW-229 or GE-129 advertised for new builds - the only GE-132 seen was part of Indias Block 70 / F-21 proposal.
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Unread post21 Feb 2020, 14:38

Official unclassified report on why Slovakia chose F-16 Block 70 over Gripen C.
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