Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

Russian jets that were sold to Iraq.


They look like Su-25s, both the single-seat and trainer variants.

3 comments:

Keaaukane said...

Could we buy some SU-25's to replace the A-10's that the Air Farce hates? Per Wikipedia, they go for 11 million each, which is vastly cheaper than the F-35.

Old NFO said...

The Russians are doing our job... again...

BadTux said...

Old NFO, they pulled some Saddam's old pilots out of retirement to fly the "new" planes, because these are the same jets they flew during Saddam's era. Believe me, the US would very much like to saddle Iraq with F-16's to keep the LockMart production line going, but it takes pilots to fly them, and Iraq has no pilots trained in the F-16.