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Iraqi air force

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posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 08:37 AM
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curious whats the state of the Iraqi air force now?
since saddam decided it would be better off burying them insted of using them.

if the air force has been put back together

whats the number
what air craft do they have or getting




posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 08:39 AM
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I bet they will only get US airplanes for the next 50 years if iraq doesnt fall apart. I think the old buried iraqi planes will just get dumped.



posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by tomcat ha
I bet they will only get US airplanes for the next 50 years if iraq doesnt fall apart. I think the old buried iraqi planes will just get dumped.


what type of air craft would the US supply to Iraq?



posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 08:54 AM
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Depends on how much they trust the future goverments. There is a possibillity that iraq will turn into a puppet state and then the US will give them fairly high tech aircraft like the F35. For now i think they will give them the newest versions of the F16.



posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 09:10 AM
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I think what white elephants are in Iraq's air force are the least of the US armed forces concerns about Iraq at the moment to be honest.


I think they would never be given anything with which to be remotely competitive with the USAF/USN [just in case], so in comparison to their neighbours, would probably lag technologically.

Well, apart from Iran at the moment, and they are concentrating on modern SAMs from what I gather (which would still enable them to nullify any threat posed by an Iraqi airforce.



posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 01:30 PM
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they wouldny want another Iran where their puupet govermnt gets over thrown and become another US axis of evil (that is if the new leader of the US does that speach)

been reading up and in some places it says Russia will be supplying them



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 03:44 PM
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AS well as f-16 i reckon that the iraqi airforce will get some f/a-18s and maybe even a few f-15s. Enough to make them competative with any country that they have a border with but not powerful enough to be a threat to any us millitary "intrests" in that area.

Justin



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 05:17 PM
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Iraqis are the worst pilots ever!, you can give them as much planes as you want but they'll still have the reputation of being idiots when it comes ot air-to-air battles, no offence!......



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 05:32 PM
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That's largely because of two factors.

1) they've traditionally been up against US Military gear, whether trying to fight us, or dealing with all the stuff we sold the previous Iranian government.

2) They've simply not had the correct training in tactics to use what they have properly.

I'm doubting we'll even see much Iraqui air force for some years. Right now they're preoccupied with building up a respectable enough army to control thier own country. Since the primary threat there is relatively low tech insurgents without any air assets, I imagine ground attack aircraft will be thier primary requisition.



posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 05:40 PM
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Iraqis are the worst pilots ever!, you can give them as much planes as you want but they'll still have the reputation of being idiots when it comes ot air-to-air battles, no offence!......


I wouldn't make such a claim that is not backed up by any statistics. Of course having the right equipment is only half the equation, tactics and training comprise the other half. Now, If Iraqis are trained at a decent level and given quality aircraft they can be a match for any of their Arab neighbors.



posted on Feb, 15 2006 @ 06:07 AM
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Iranians will always think Iraqi pilots are bad..

Here'sa link:
Iraqi A2A victories since 1967

I counted 70+ confirmed A2A kills against the IRIAF from 1980 to 87

Also this was at the bottom of the table.
date:23Dec02
sqdrn:1FS
a/c:MiG-25PD
weapon: R-60 or R-40T/R
target a/c:RQ-1A Predator
A/F:USAF

As for the IRIAF in comparision:

Iranian A2A victories since 1967

Approx twice as many A2A kills..



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 03:17 AM
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What's that disclaimer on all the stock trading commercials? Something about past performance and future values of stocks?

debating the quality of the Iraqui air force and it's pilots, either now or in the past, evades the question posed.

if the air force has been put back together

whats the number
what air craft do they have or getting



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 01:58 PM
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Originally posted by justin_barton3
AS well as f-16 i reckon that the iraqi airforce will get some f/a-18s and maybe even a few f-15s. Enough to make them competative with any country that they have a border with but not powerful enough to be a threat to any us millitary "intrests" in that area.

Justin


The new Iraq would be lucky to get F-16s F/A-18s and especially F-15s

I would rather sell them F-5s maybe and F-4s since they are in process of rebuilding the new air force. The first 3 i mentioned are too good for them at this stage.

www.globemaster.de...




[edit on 16-2-2006 by Browno]



posted on Feb, 16 2006 @ 11:16 PM
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F-16s are a decent all-round choice, as are F-18s. (Though the F-16 is a more popular export) F-5s and F-4s are unlikely, as the F-5 barely ever entered production, and the F-4 has been out of production for a long time. F-35s are quite likely, due to their increased focus on CAS, and the fact the Iraquii air force is unlikely to be buying any new aircraft for a few years.



posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 05:13 AM
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Suppose just the F-16 and F/A-18s but i wouldnt sell them the F-15 Eagles

Not yet anyway, Thats why i thought the F-4s should be sold to them instead.



posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 05:22 AM
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They currently own fewer than 40 aircraft (helicopters, piper cubs, troop transports) but only about 6 of them are capable of flying. No word on any future purchases yet, but it's something that's going to have to be decided soon with the US talking about pulling out in the near future.




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