Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Sun 05/06/2012 View Sat 05/05/2012 View Fri 05/04/2012 View Thu 05/03/2012 View Wed 05/02/2012 View Tue 05/01/2012 View Mon 04/30/2012
1
2012-05-06 Afghanistan
Afghanistan to Receive 20 Warplanes When US Troops Leave
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-05-06 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views ]  Top

#1 Exactly what are these clowns going to do with an air force?

Of course, having such a thing will increase their dependence on playing nice with the western world if they want any spare parts or training.
Posted by gorb 2012-05-06 00:24||   2012-05-06 00:24|| Front Page Top

#2 their dependence on playing nice with the western world if they want any spare parts or training

Or they can get both from China
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-05-06 05:04||   2012-05-06 05:04|| Front Page Top

#3 How about we get a few P40s out of storage for them?
Posted by AlanC 2012-05-06 08:40||   2012-05-06 08:40|| Front Page Top

#4 ...Don't sweat it. By the time we decide which Obama ally/pal is going to get the money for twenty overpriced sport planes, the Taliban will have taken back over.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2012-05-06 11:53||   2012-05-06 11:53|| Front Page Top

#5 don't give them P-40s, they would turn them into scrap metal in a month or less
Posted by chris 2012-05-06 13:58||   2012-05-06 13:58|| Front Page Top

#6 I'd suggest those Spitfires that would recently found buried, but I think that would be an insult to every Aviation fan on the planet. Maybe some out-dated MiGs would be more appropriate? Certainly it fights there style.
Posted by Charles 2012-05-06 18:41||   2012-05-06 18:41|| Front Page Top

#7 Maybe someone had promised to help Embraer sell some Super Tucanos?

Thanks for the memory jog; I couldn't memberate the details other than these birds were bought in a no-bid contract award over American plane makers by The One.
Posted by USN,Ret 2012-05-06 21:07||   2012-05-06 21:07|| Front Page Top

23:54 JosephMendiola
23:44 trailing wife
23:40 JosephMendiola
23:34 trailing wife
23:29 canalzone
23:28 JosephMendiola
23:16 JosephMendiola
23:05 Redneck Jim
23:00 canalzone
23:00 Redneck Jim
22:51 canalzone
22:48 Bill Clinton
22:42 Bill Clinton
22:36 JosephMendiola
22:25 Pappy
22:24 JosephMendiola
21:54 Rambler in Virginia
21:50 Barbara
21:39 rammer
21:19 USN,Ret
21:07 USN,Ret
20:21 JosephMendiola
20:00 JosephMendiola
19:54 JosephMendiola
Merry-Go-Blog










Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com