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Scorpiooo

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Theoretically the same as it cost Taiwan but the benefit of it would be short lived for the life left in the airframes.

Better to look to procurement of replacement Block-30s and 40s from AMARG.
You are right to have EDA or 3rd part upgraded to V will more sensible, it will also increase numbers and will not have dought to stuck by some restrictions with American
 

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So true,

I left the IIAF F-14s as it was selected by then Shah rather then the Air-Force, but either way an awesome combo he signed ( F-14s providing top cover for F-16s ), IIAF would have been a force to reckon with.

I excluded A-7s even though PAF coveted it through out the 70s ( OMG , PAF chasing after a Carrier jet ? ) since it was adopted by USAF and US ANG, holly sh.t, USAF and ANG using Carrier based jet, what on earth ?

PS: Corrected RIAF to IIAF.
F-4 Phantom served USAF, USN, USMC faithfully. It was developed as a fleet defense fighter.
A-4 Skyhawk with its awkward high undercarriage served with multiple AFs and was used the Israelis and Argies in war as well.
 

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F-4 Phantom served USAF, USN, USMC faithfully. It was developed as a fleet defense fighter.
A-4 Skyhawk with its awkward high undercarriage served with multiple AFs and was used the Israelis and Argies in war as well.
Well hopefully this will end the usual comment of 'Carrier Fighter for Land Airforce ? how absurd' statements. least we can hope.

It was always fun to watch Kuwait Airforce A-4s flying around the airport, good memories.
 

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Come on Brother! YOU are a smart guy, Ignore the keyboard warriors, and think how a carrier capable a/c will fit into the paradigm without an a/c carrier.
Higher interoperability with PLAN. Unlike JF17, the j35 will be in large numbers in PLAN and PAF can benefit from a better supported program. It may make economic sense as well. Since it will in service in China, the Chinese will be bankrolling upgrades and PAF can be on a ride along. Spares and maintenance can be shared with China incase of war. Additionally in a far fetched scenario PAF can perform joint naval operations with PLAN Aircraft carriers. The a/c aircrafts are built for short and rougher landings, so PAF will have more options/flexibility in landing and taking off from roads and motorways.
 
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Like letting pakistan getting bankrupted

Had the arabs and later IMF WB not saved pakistan *** we would have bankrupted on 20b laons repayment

Once u bankrupt the rupee becomes a meaningless paper and within a night traders will be asking for dollar, ghandi jee or even afghani currency

Pakistanis are not angels...infact market work is even more extreme here
 

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Combat aircraft article about making f-16 stealthier

Current cross section b52 100 sq meter
F-15. 25
F-16 and Mig 29 5 sq meter
Rafael. 1 Sq meter
Typhoons .5 sq meter


After treatment f-16 averages to 1.2 sq meter

Details in the article but aesa radar also plays a role

So Jf17 block 3 would also go down
 

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