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originally posted by: BigTrain
a reply to: Darkpr0
I think everybody missed what I was really saying, these programs you are talking about do not actually make the plane much different than what the original was. And the original body never changes.
Im not referring the F-16 Block 1-II and Block 16 etc etc which are small mods here and there to the original airframe. Im talking about new airframes every couple years, with newer materials, changes in aerodynamic shape, changes in electronic packages, not just the typical upgrades that must be fleet wide.
And don't be fooled, the Super Hornet is a totally new aircraft, not a mod from the vanilla hornet.