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Build an air force.

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posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 10:30 PM
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The situation:

You are the defence minister of a well-to-do middle-rate country that has just struck oil. As you have a decent human rights record and are fairly pro-democracy, everyone and anyone wants to sell you weapons. You have a Big budget but moderate infrastructure that cannot be expanded.

Your brief: Buy aircraft for an air force to number no more than 1,000 airframes. All aircraft types must have an in-service date of 2009.

Have fun


(I will post my air force later on).




posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 04:42 AM
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I would set up a training arrangement with the RAF, they do this sort of thing, so no money wasted on trainers


I would acquire 60 Typhoons that the RAF is willing to defer that would give me a world class air defence fighter quickly and equipped to a high standard.

more later as work beckons......



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:21 AM
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I thought I'd go crazy..



Strike:600

250x Typhoon (omnirole)
100x F-22 Raptor (air dominance)
100x GR4 Tornado (tac recce/strike)
75x Tu-160 Blackjack (heavy bomber)
25x B-2 Spirit (stealth bomber)



Tactical support:180

70x Merlin
40x A330-200 (tanker)
30x Chinook
20x Nimrod Mra.4 (anti-naval)
10x E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
5x U-2 Dragon Lady(recon/BDA)
5x ASTOR (E-8 maybe?) (tac AWACS)



Transport:120

65x C-130 Hercules
20x A340
15x C-17 Globemaster
10x An-124 Condor
10x random assorted transport (vip stuff etc..)



75x Aermacchi M-346 trainers.
other assorted trainers.

[edit on 7-12-2004 by Cjwinnit]



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:26 AM
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LOTS OF RAPTORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Will make a real list later



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:26 AM
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oops - i got a little too excited and clicked twice!

[edit on 7-12-2004 by American Mad Man]



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:26 AM
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Excellent, this is just like playing Superpower 2 only i generally design my own aircraft in that
The other countries generally don't like my expansionistic ways and they don't sell their shiny aircraft to me


200 Tiger Attack helicopters

300 KA-60 Support helicopters

50 M-346 Training aircraft

200 Typhoon multi-role fighters

200 Su-34 Fighter/bomber aircraft

50 C-130 J Tactical transport aircraft



[edit on 7-12-2004 by Trent]



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 08:48 AM
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Originally posted by Cjwinnit
The situation:

You are the defence minister of a well-to-do middle-rate country that has just struck oil. As you have a decent human rights record and are fairly pro-democracy, everyone and anyone wants to sell you weapons. You have a Big budget but moderate infrastructure that cannot be expanded.

Your brief: Buy aircraft for an air force to number no more than 1,000 airframes. All aircraft types must have an in-service date of 2009.

Have fun


(I will post my air force later on).


air superiority: 25 F22's
25 F23's (I would fund research into ok!)
ground attack: 45 JSF's ( 15 of each class)
15 tornado's
15 A10

Multi role: 50 typhoons


bombers:10 B2 bombers
10 black jacks
10 B52's
10 vulcans ( hey they are old but still do the job!)
10 NIMRODS

reacon: 1 SR71's
2 U2's
2 mig 21 ( that is the stealthy one isnt it?)

transport: 5 G4
5 G5
5 C-20
helicopter:25 merlin
15 chinook ( wugga wugga's!)
30 super lynx's

more as i get home, stupid school!



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 09:55 AM
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So what do we need:

60 Eurofighters
30 Tornados
20 Harriers
10 P3 Orion (If my little country has a coastline)

Helicopters:
100 NH-90 or UH-60
80 Tigers

If it wasnt for 2009 id buy solely russian equipment. Cheap and sufficient for defense. Which nation would my little country want to invade ?

For the spare money I would make sure that next time I need fighters, i can build them myself.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by tsuribito
Which nation would my little country want to invade ?


The question is: which country would want to invade you?



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by waynos
I would set up a training arrangement with the RAF, they do this sort of thing, so no money wasted on trainers


I would acquire 60 Typhoons that the RAF is willing to defer that would give me a world class air defence fighter quickly and equipped to a high standard.

more later as work beckons......


to continue;

I would back my 60 Typhoons up with 140 Gripen in swing role mode. I would also buy 60 Tornado GR4 for strike and 100 Yak 130D for the light tactical role, I would then fund BAe and Northrop to develop the FOAS YF-23 to replace my Tornadoes and eventually a Typhoon re[placement version as well.

I would buy 24 Nimrod MRA.4 for Maritime patrol/ASW and some USN surplus S-3 Vikings for the same role on my carriers, they would be equipped with Naval Rafales in the absence of a naval Typhoon as its the next best thing, in a dual role capability.

For strategic transport I would get Antonov to build me 20 An-225's with RR Trent power, 4 of these would replace the six engines of the original while for smaller tactical transports it would have to be the C-130J in the absence of the A-400 in time.

My main helicopter would the the Merlin HAS.1, HC.2, and HAR.3 with my combat helo being the Kamov Hokum.

My AEW type would be a straight fitment of the e-767 systems into the A-340 airframe, I would have 20 of these 'E-340' aircraft.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by waynos
My AEW type would be a straight fitment of the e-767 systems into the A-340 airframe, I would have 20 of these 'E-340' aircraft.


I was thinking about that one but kinda dismissed it, but how cool would that be if it could be done. Endurance by the bucketload, you could have standard A340 aircraft for passenger transport, and the tanker aircraft (A330-200) uses the same wing!


Edit: A340 AEW with SAMPSON radar? lol....

[edit on 7-12-2004 by Cjwinnit]



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 01:40 PM
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74,000 1964 Cessna 150D's!



I'll come up with a real list in due time as well.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 02:10 PM
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Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
74,000 1964 Cessna 150D's!


Awesome idea. All the AWACS aircraft would have a brain haemorrage, and all the fighters would run out of missiles. You could do a Mathias Rust en masse..



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 02:15 PM
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Originally posted by Cjwinnit
Awesome idea. All the AWACS aircraft would have a brain haemorrage, and all the fighters would run out of missiles. You could do a Mathias Rust en masse..


Actually, the planes would be safe from heat seaking missiles, as far as I know. The exhaust temperature is pretty low compared to most other planes.

EDIT: Plus its VERY slow speed and small size may make it hard to get in a strafing run with cannons. I REALLY don't know about that though... it would probably be the opposite, in fact.

[edit on 12/7/2004 by cmdrkeenkid]



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 02:47 PM
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My (Rough!) List.

I would buy up the UK's old Jaguars, they are good planes still.
Also, some MiG-AT's for training.
BLACKJACKS! Awesomeness!
B-52's.
F/A-18's for my Naval force. (I assume we have one?)
MiG-31's for interception/Recon
Su-30MK's for dominance.
Herculeses (SP folks? Sorry, plural seems dodgey.
)
An-225 heavy bomber conversion! (Joke, but could you imagine the devastation that could casue?
"How to own a country, step 1...")

Oh yeah, don't choppers ocme undfer Army?

Oh well:
Ka-50's and 52's
Mi-26's (BIIIGness!)
Mi-24's
Eurocopters too.

[edit on 7-12-2004 by Teh_Gerbil]



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 04:29 PM
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AWACS (767) - 10
C-130 - 70
F-22 - 285
F-15 - 50
F-16 - 40
F-18 - 25
Mig-25 - 25
Su-37 -40
B-52 - 20
Tu-160 - 40
B-2 - 70
F-117 - 55
B-1 - 20
SR-71 - 15
C-5 - 30
C-17 - 30
RQ-1 - 25
RQ-4 - 10
Auroa - 10 (When and if they come out)
X-35 - 60 (When they come out)
KC-135 - 45
A-10 - 20
Helios - 5



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 07:57 PM
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my airforce would mainly include American fighters and Russian bombers, and a mix of transport aircraft. If this were an island nation, I would use the airforce to transport the inital invasion force. I'll get the numbers and types of aircraft later...



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 09:37 PM
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This is still rough but:
2 SR-71
25 A400M
15 C-130 Gunships
30 V-22 Ospery
2 AN-225
15 C-17
10 KC-767
10 T-45A
10 767 AWACS
15 Predator UAV
150 F-14
150 F-18
100 Su-25k
100 F/A-22
100 Su-37
50 Tu-160
50 B-52
30 B-2
75 Cobra Gunships
15 P-3
*Still workin' on it*



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 11:55 PM
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250 F/A-23 BlackWidow II
100 F/B-23 "strike"Widows
100 EF-2000 Typhoons
100 B-2 Spirits
100 Tu-160 Blackjacks
50 X-45 UCAVs
45 AC-130
5 SR-71 Blackbirds (make that SR-75 Auroras if they are allowed
)
15 E-3 Sentrys
10 EA-6b Prowlers
10 RC-12
10 E-767 MC2A
15 RC-135
30 KC-130
50 C-130
60 C-141b Starlifters

(the 50 other planes are black
)



posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 12:41 AM
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5 E-8C JSTARS
10 737 AEW&C WEDGETAIL
10 767 AWACS
8 747 ABL YAL 1A
30 737 MMA
16 EA-18 Growler
40 KC-767
200 F/A-22
125 F/B-23
25 B-2A
320 F-35B
25 C-5 Galaxy
40 AC-130
45 C-17 Globemaster
12 E2C Hawkeye
32 X-45 UCAV
2 SR-71
25 B-52
30 A-10 Thunderbolt



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