Venezuala threatens to sell their F-16's to Iran. 26 replies

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emonkies

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#1 12 years ago

http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/venezuela

It is also said Venezuela has threatened to sell their F-16's to Cuba.

What I find amusing about this is that the F-16's are no longer a state of the art aircraft with lots of secret technology.

Even if Iran did buy the F-16's htere is still the matter of supporting htem and maintaining them.

Your thoughts on this?




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#2 12 years ago

As you said, without the parts needed to keep those planes flying they won't be of much use for Iran, just as the F-14's they have already.




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#3 12 years ago
MrFancypantsAs you said, without the parts needed to keep those planes flying they won't be of much use for Iran, just as the F-14's they have already.

HeHe...my sources say many of those Iranian F-14's wound up at a certain Russian aviation test center.




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#4 12 years ago

This is just Chavez's latest attempt to rattle Bushes cage. The guy has serious problems with america.




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#5 12 years ago
DavetheFoThis is just Chavez's latest attempt to rattle Bushes cage. The guy has serious problems with america.

It seems like more and more countries are turning against the US.




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#6 12 years ago

If I remember correctly, they are just F-16As.

Fine, let them do with those old things as they please. It isn't like we have any valueable stuff on there anyways. Hell, it isn't even a fully capable 16A anyways. Even the birds we sold to allies are a bit nutered.

It wouldn't suprise me one bit if the Iranians sold at least parts of the Tomcats to the Soviets in the 1980s. I'm sure that some of the parts from the AIM-54 helped work out some kinks in the R-33, even if the latter entered service almost at the same time the hostages were released.




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#7 12 years ago

F-16s are some capable planes, but if we have to face them in Iranian hands (Which saddens me, F-16s are among my favorite planes) they won't be able to do us too much harm (Assuming they go Iraqi on us and flee or go one on one).




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#8 12 years ago

The F-16A is an ancient bird. I highly doubt that the Venezuelans have done the vast upgrading of their Fighting Falcons like we have.

In all actuality, a single squadron of well supported Falcons or Eagles could very much wipe the Venezuelan air force off the map.




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#9 12 years ago
USMA2010In all actuality, a single squadron of well supported Falcons or Eagles could very much wipe the Venezuelan air force off the map.

Not true, they'd run out of missiles!:lol:




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#10 12 years ago
MrFancypantsAs you said, without the parts needed to keep those planes flying they won't be of much use for Iran, just as the F-14's they have already.

Agreed, I can't see the big deal about them being sold. Iran should have to solve keeping maintenance up and all (it's far from a poor country though). And even if they can afford all that, so what, big deal. Any country should have the right to buy the same arms his neighbours does unless it can be proven they are going to be put to use in an invasion.