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U.S. sells Nuclear warhead capable F-16's to Pakistan

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posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 03:29 PM

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 03:34 PM
we should have sell tanks instead of jets. at least tanks arent nuclear capable (shooting nukes).

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 03:35 PM
How about some of your own views on this instead of just a link?

Personally, I'd rather see our enemies/those we're unsure of with our outdated equipment versus say a Soviet variant. Easier to jam our own stuff...
Besides, just about ANY plane can be nuclear warhead capable. Remember the ancient things that delivered the ones to Nagasaki and Hiroshima?

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 03:39 PM
Edit, Gaz beatme to it

[edit on 30-3-2005 by asala]

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 03:44 PM
Why do I get the feeling that Pakistan and India are at each other's throat's,.....

and the US is playing both side's?

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 03:45 PM
google, i see im indeed wrong...

[edit on 30-3-2005 by namehere]

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 03:56 PM

Originally posted by namehere
sorry but thats not correct since we never designed nukes for fighters, they are too big and only bombers can carry them.

No it is true, they were talking about it on the news, F-16's are nuclear capable.

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 03:58 PM
Dude, even the French fighters can carry nukes...

Rafale fighters delivered to the Navy so far are F1 standard with air-to-air capability. F2 standard with air-to-ground missiles will begin an initial testing phase at Mont-de-Marsan military flight test center from September 2004. A contract to develop the fully capable F3 standard aircraft with terrain-following RBE2 3D radar, RECO NG optronics pod and capability to launch ASMP-A nuclear missiles and AM39 Exocet anti-ship missiles was signed in February 2004. The Rafale F3 will be delivered from 2007 and the first squadron of 20 aircraft will be in service in 2008.

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 04:05 PM
Variants of the B61 gravity bomb can be delivered by many U.S. airframes, including the F-16. Here is a snippet of an article from Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, but there are probably tons more out there to support this statement.

...Tactical versions, with lower yield options, have been deployed on a variety of U.S. and NATO air force aircraft, including the F-100, F-104, F-4, F-105, F-15E, F-16, F-111, F-117, and Tornado. The U.S. Navy and Marines have used the B61-2/5s on A-4, A-6, A-7, and F/A-18

I am not sure exactly how the B61 compares to current Pakistani weapons, but the F-16s and Mirages they already have can surely carry one centerline-mounted weapon.

posted on Mar, 30 2005 @ 04:33 PM
Just noticed that we already have a thread on this toic that is ongoing at this time

Please add any comments to the like above,


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