My concern is how do they keep these old birds in the air? Where do they get spares?
An225 wrote:My concern is how do they keep these old birds in the air? Where do they get spares?
Dutchy wrote:They should retire those Phantoms, no use in a real war and they have quote a sizable fleet of F-16's.
Dutchy wrote:Really? How many are they trying to sell? And which block? They have pretty new F-16C block 52plus. But also block 30. Whom would buy them potentially. And also why not sell the Mirage 2000 fleet?
Do not forget that they are in war status with Turkey
steman wrote:They are both officially part of NATO, which excludes hostilities between two partner nations.
VSMUT wrote:Dutchy wrote:Really? How many are they trying to sell? And which block? They have pretty new F-16C block 52plus. But also block 30. Whom would buy them potentially. And also why not sell the Mirage 2000 fleet?
It was the latest Block 52s. Presumably because those are the only ones new and capable enough for anyone to contemplate buying. They didn't find a buyer, at least not yet, but the option was mentioned several times during the Danish competition. Funnily enough, the HAF also started sending F-16 Block 52s to airshows in Denmark over that period. A number of former Yugoslav/Balkan/Eastern European countries have been mentioned as well, Bulgaria and Romania being two of them.
As for why? Greece needs to pay its debt, thats why. Fighter jets are expensive toys.
P1aneMad wrote:Any actual evidence and/or links about that?
Other than your word I mean.
VSMUT wrote:P1aneMad wrote:Any actual evidence and/or links about that?
Other than your word I mean.
https://militarytechcooperations.wordpr ... om-greece/
There was a lot more on it on a military discussion forum which was sadly closed a year or two ago.
P1aneMad wrote:So no evidence of the Greeks trying to sell their newest F-16s to the Danes. Thought so.
On the Bulgarians you can find many rumors like the above regarding 8 of their oldest F-16s of the 30 variety, not the latest versions.
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