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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Unread post21 Feb 2020, 23:21

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)."
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Unread post21 Feb 2020, 23:34

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?
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Unread post21 Feb 2020, 23:49

optimist wrote:I thought they are rebuilds on an earlier block?


No - some are being upgraded and some will be brand new - e.g. Slovakias would be new builds and Bahrain requested around 19 brand new as well as requesting their existing Block 40s were upgraded (also replacing the engine with GE-129s)
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Unread post22 Feb 2020, 11:39

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




I may have found the original at https://rokovania.gov.sk/RPO/Material/1702/1

Proposal for the acquisition of new tactical fighter aircraft Part I - unclassified


Translate the page and the document is called Custom Material with the file vlastnymat.docx which is five down under Document Type.
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