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2009-05-11 Home Front: WoT
USAF buys two Su-27 from Ukraine
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Posted by gromky 2009-05-11 08:07|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6483 views ]  Top

#1 Whole lot safer to air reight enemy fighters, than fly them in, somebody somewhere is sure ot either NOT get the "Safe" call, or an real enemy to tag along and be "Accepted" as safe.

Umm Johnson,SIR, are we supposed to accept two fighters, or three? and then all hell breaks loose.
Posted by Redneck Jim">Redneck Jim  2009-05-11 09:44||   2009-05-11 09:44|| Front Page Top

#2 Also, keeps the engine hours down. Engine design has always been a problem for the Russians (Soviets?). Range is also not the best even with extra tanks. Can't remember if SU-27's have in-flight refueling equipemnt. And (now that I'm on a roll) Russians use "probe and drogue" like the USN, whereas USAF uses "flying boom."
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839">AlmostAnonymous5839  2009-05-11 10:00||   2009-05-11 10:00|| Front Page Top

#3 Air-ACORN low level Statue of Liberty fly over escort birds?
Posted by Besoeker 2009-05-11 10:21||   2009-05-11 10:21|| Front Page Top

#4 AA5839; I agree. In addition you would have to hire trained air and ground support and equipment to service them in transit. Better to train all involved at home base and in a more controlled environment. (and that water is really cold during the over-ocean flight)
Posted by tipover 2009-05-11 12:03||   2009-05-11 12:03|| Front Page Top

#5 Whole lot safer to air reight enemy fighters, than fly them in

Enemy? What current "enemy" of ours has Su-27's? As far as I know the Taliban "flies" F-150's.

Posted by crosspatch 2009-05-11 23:43||   2009-05-11 23:43|| Front Page Top

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