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    #191
    Sigh... can we beg a few from Taiwan? Astig ang air fleet nila doon... nakatago sa bundok ang mga airbase... a la Voltes V. :lol:

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    #192
    Quote Originally Posted by niky
    Sigh... can we beg a few from Taiwan? Astig ang air fleet nila doon... nakatago sa bundok ang mga airbase... a la Voltes V. :lol:
    We already did

    The PAF received 4 F-5's from Taiwan in 1989, including an operational one in exchange for one of the country's last P-51D Mustang's (a classic WWII fighter) that used to be on display at the PAF Museum. These aircrafts were used as parts sources to keep the fleet flying. 2 more were received from Taiwan in 1997.

    There was a rumored negotiation for the transfer of 24 Tawainese F-5's for a small fee, but because of the implications the deal was abandoned.

    In 1998, 5 F-5's were bought from South Korea at a friendly price of $100 each, in recognition of the country's help to South Korea during the Korean War - mainly the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFToK).

    Both Taiwan and South Korea produce F-5's under license.

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    #193
    That's good news at least. That means to F5 will likely last as a frontline fighter for another decade or so. (I'd hate to see a good plane like that retire).

    Would be nicer if we had the funding to fix ours.

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    #194
    eto na lang pala natitirang aircraft sa inventory ng PAF

    Aircraft of the PAF

    First posted 06:31am (Mla time) Oct 23, 2005
    Inquirer News Service

    Editor's Note: Published on page A16 of the October 23, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer


    Huey; 41
    Nomad (light lift aircraft); 3
    MG-520 (attack helicopter); 17
    OV-10 (bomber plane); 14
    S-211 (trainer jet); 4
    C130 (cargo plane); 2
    Sikorsky helicopter (for rescue); 5
    Huey 2 (for rescue); 1
    Bell 205 (for rescue); 2
    Bell 412 (presidential aircraft); 6
    Fokker F27 (presidential aircraft); 1
    Fokker F28 (presidential aircraft); 1
    Black Hawk (in storage); 1
    SF260 Turboprop (light attack aircraft); 6
    SF260 Mentor (basic trainer aircraft); 3
    Layang (trainer aircraft); 1
    T41D (primary trainer aircraft) or Cessna; 12

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    #195
    I just saw the F-22 once again sa Discovery Channel and it's one hell of a plane.

    Yung jet booster niya adjustable siya so it can move at any angle, waw.

    A plane for the future of military warfare.

    But I have question.

    May counterpart na ba to serve as a rival for the F-22 Raptor (ie. like a new-gen Russian MIG or something)???

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    #196
    Hay naku wag na tayong mag asa pa mag ka F-14 or any surplus from the U.S. Budget for defense upgrade nawala pa! Air Force talaga! wala nga tayong budget for boots.

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    #197
    blackraven:May counterpart na ba to serve as a rival for the F-22 Raptor (ie. like a new-gen Russian MIG or something)???
    pagkakaalam ko some european countries are jointly developing the EuroFighter. me thrust vectoring din tulad ng raptor. dunno what happened to it though

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    #198
    pagkakaalam ko some european countries are jointly developing the EuroFighter. me thrust vectoring din tulad ng raptor. dunno what happened to it though
    The Eurofighter (called the Typhoon) was jointly developed by the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany. The fighter is now in full production. Turkey recently entered into the fray and has started participating in the Eurofighter program.

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    #199
    Quote Originally Posted by nicolodeon
    The Eurofighter (called the Typhoon) was jointly developed by the UK, Italy, Spain and Germany. The fighter is now in full production. Turkey recently entered into the fray and has started participating in the Eurofighter program.
    Delivery of the Typhoon started in 2003.

    In the UK, Nos 17 and 29 Squadrons of the Royal Air Force are already equipped with the Typhoon, with operational capability (combat readiness) due in 2006-2007. Earlier this year, a 2-seater Typhoon crewed by BAE and RAF pilots made a transatlantic flight to undergo trials and tests in China Lake, California.

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    #200
    The Eurofighter may be able to compete with the F22 in terms of maneuverability, but in terms of technology, I doubt if we'll see any fighter aircraft competitive with the F22 anytime soon.

    US military hardware has reached the point where it's got units which are economically unfeasible for most competing nations. Without a high-tech war in which to use these things, supplies will remain limited and prices will remain high.

    It's one of the problems with the B2. A bomber which is just too expensive for the wars the USAF needs to fight.

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