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    F-22 to South Korea

    What's the real story? Is there an Air Show at Osan?

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/01/world/...ons/index.html
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    Re: F-22 to South Korea

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    What's the real story? Is there an Air Show at Osan?

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/01/world/...ons/index.html
    The North Koreans told me that the F-22 still does not have an adequate datalink to enable its pilot to send and receive to and from other platforms in the battlespace. Moreover, there aren't many of them. The North Koreans may be equipped mostly with teenaged MiGs (MiG-17) but they have a lot of them. It's unclear whether they intend to participate in the air show and contribute to the pyrotechnic portion of the event.

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    Re: F-22 to South Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert F. Dorr View Post
    The North Koreans told me that the F-22 still does not have an adequate datalink to enable its pilot to send and receive to and from other platforms in the battlespace. Moreover, there aren't many of them. The North Koreans may be equipped mostly with teenaged MiGs (MiG-17) but they have a lot of them. It's unclear whether they intend to participate in the air show and contribute to the pyrotechnic portion of the event.
    Which north korean Bob? The one in the big hat? The one in the Khruschev hat? The one in the Charles de Gaulle hat? The ones crying? Was it the crazy one with the Moe Howard haircut?

    As far as a bunch of Mig-17s, that's quite possible.
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    Aren't the Mig 17s airframes getting a tad bit old to be flyable?

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    Re: F-22 to South Korea

    Quote Originally Posted by BRUWIN View Post
    What's the real story? Is there an Air Show at Osan?

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/01/world/...ons/index.html
    The ultimate air show if this keeps up. And I saw them land the other day, it was somewhat surreal.

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    Re: F-22 to South Korea

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    Aren't the Mig 17s airframes getting a tad bit old to be flyable?
    As long as they can fly one "kamikaze" mission towards Seoul, that's all that matters. Small amounts of "the best" cannot fully-stop huge waves of "the worst".

    Many analysts agree that North Korean forces would be neutralized in 72-96 hours. However, in those hours, Seoul and Incheon would be burning; the South Korean economy would nose-dive; South Korea would require another "Miracle on the Han" to overcome the damage done.

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    Yea they need to be careful. I mean who wants to send a multimillion dollar asset to war when we can keep it on the sidelines? Oh wait, that's the AF. It cost Airmen their jobs so let's not be to hasty with it.

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    Re: F-22 to South Korea

    The B-57s destroyed on the ground in Vietnam (1965 maybe??) Da Nang or Bien Hoa? Is history about to repeat or am I just having a PFE (Promotion Fitness Exam, Bob and others) flashback?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyinAvon View Post
    The B-57s destroyed on the ground in Vietnam (1965 maybe??) Da Nang or Bien Hoa? Is history about to repeat or am I just having a PFE (Promotion Fitness Exam, Bob and others) flashback?
    It's now called PDG. Don't confuse folks. You need to have both acronyms now.

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    You know, it is April Fools Day. Maybe the USAF developed a sense of humor over all the criticism about the F-22, F-35, and its other outstanding fuck-ups over the past 20 years.

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