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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    An RPG isn't an F-16.
    They go to Amazon.com and get the Falcon simulator for the pc and they can learn all the basics to operate the birds, easy piesy. Modern fighters and aircraft in general are designed to be easy to operate.
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Does anyone really think the Iraqi's can competently fly F-16's? As a capitalist I hope we got cash on delivery....
    Do they need to? We should hope they don't and require lots of parts and replacements.
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    No they won't, let me tell you why. When we sell weapons systems like these to foreign nations we keep the ability to shut off the logistics chain that supports them, these planes require a lot of maintenance, upkeep, parts, training on how to operate, etc...

    Assuming they can manage to do all that on their own, the US Air Force is particularly deadly because it constantly has an AWACS overhead to direct the course of the air battle, an F-16 flown by some terrorist is not going to be as effective as one of our planes and would easily be shot down.

    Generically speaking the more sophisticated the weapons system the larger the supply tail and more dependent on logistics you are.
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    He seems to know quite a bit. Why he says anyone could probably fly our most modern plane, by gosh, they just about fly themselves!
    Actually they pretty much do. At least once. Then they need fuel maintenance and the rest.
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Better F16'ss than F22's raptors.
    We should sell both ISIS and the Iraqi's Raptors. They are even more logistics intensive. Soak that money right up. Make each side spend themselves into oblivion.
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMk1 View Post
    We should sell both ISIS and the Iraqi's Raptors. They are even more logistics intensive. Soak that money right up. Make each side spend themselves into oblivion.
    Yeah?.....but more innocent people will be hurt.
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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Innocent people were going to be hurt regardless.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Innocent people were going to be hurt regardless.
    You disagree that ISIS (IS now) would cause more damage if they have Raptors??
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Lockheed to deliver first of 36 F-16s to Iraq this week

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yeah?.....but more innocent people will be hurt.
    The F-22 lacks ground attack capabilities so not really.
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