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Re: Slovakia's interested for F-16V

Unread postPosted: 02 Aug 2019, 11:38
by Patriot
"Block 70/72"

Either 70 or 72. So which one is it?

Re: Slovakia's interested for F-16V

Unread postPosted: 03 Aug 2019, 15:02
by basher54321
Not seen anything conclusive on that yet.

Re: Slovakia's interested for F-16V

Unread postPosted: 11 Sep 2019, 05:53
by boilermaker
No word on whether it will be the GE -135 engines or the older -120s equipping the F16-V

Re: Slovakia's interested for F-16V

Unread postPosted: 11 Sep 2019, 15:57
by Boman
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.

Re: Slovakia's interested for F-16V

Unread postPosted: 11 Sep 2019, 17:06
by marsavian
Surely for a new build it will either be a GE -129 or a PW -229.

Re: Slovakia's interested for F-16V

Unread postPosted: 11 Sep 2019, 18:22
by basher54321
Yes PW-229 or GE-129 advertised for new builds - the only GE-132 seen was part of Indias Block 70 / F-21 proposal.

Re: Slovakia's interested for F-16V

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2020, 14:38
by marsavian
Official unclassified report on why Slovakia chose F-16 Block 70 over Gripen C.

Re: Slovakia's interested for F-16V

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2020, 23:21
by optimist
Surely for a new build it will either be a GE -129 or a PW -229.

I thought they are rebuilds on an earlier block?

What happened to 'supercruise' and top speed? Was it just another PR story?
"F-16 aircraft reaches his full network access improved Mach number (a small amount of 1.2/2.0
at high altitude) than aircraft JAS-39 (in a small amount of 1.0/1.4 at high altitude)."

Re: Slovakia's interested for F-16V

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2020, 23:34
by h-bomb
Boman wrote: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.


I would love to see you source for an F110-GE-135 powered F-35 please?