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    Isa Rahim

    The RSAF also has air-to-air refuelling capability. If I am not wrong, it operates 3 KC-135 tanker aircraft and has oftentimes demonstrated inflight refuelling of it's F-16s.

    Something for our RMAF brass to ponder.......

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    When I saw the AWACS plane, I started to think about the Boeing 707....With all its useful variations, the Boeing 707 airplane is probably the most important airplane in the jet age.

    It was the first airliner, and today it still operates.....

    It operates as the C-135 (USAF cargo plane)
    It operates as the E3A Sentry (USAF/USN AWACS plane)
    It operates as the KC-135 Extender Tanker plane

    The only other plane I can think of that has been as useful as the Boeing 707 would be the Douglas Corporation 3 (DC-3) plane, which also was operated by the US Air Force and US Army as the C-47.

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    So why are they flying in our airspace does anyone got any clues? maybe we are buying one and its on a test run?

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    Another possible reason, the USA Aircraft Carrier is in town. Read that Najib says it is ok to stop by or sumthing on papers recently

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    I saw another AWACS this morning during school. I heard the loud sound and thought that an aircraft was flying way too low. I looked up and saw a plane. The huge disc on top is a dead giveaway

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirgalahad2010
    The RSAF also has air-to-air refuelling capability. If I am not wrong, it operates 3 KC-135 tanker aircraft and has oftentimes demonstrated inflight refuelling of it's F-16s.
    Oh yeah...I stand corrected. Come to think of it, I think the Ozzies have it too...

    BTW, the Sing F-16s gotta be pretty thirsty if they need air-refuelling between Tuas and Changi.....
    See you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by isarahim
    Oh yeah...I stand corrected. Come to think of it, I think the Ozzies have it too...

    BTW, the Sing F-16s gotta be pretty thirsty if they need air-refuelling between Tuas and Changi.....
    No, lah - the RSAF F-16s are based at the Tengah Air Base in Spore. Come to think of it, that's pretty near u-know-where

    And the RSAF has been careful to use it's tanker aircraft in overseas training deployments in Australia and, possibly, in the US. Not in the region, as far as I know, unless they have been deployed in FPDA exercises.

    Just an academic point of view. Nothing more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirgalahad2010
    No, lah - the RSAF F-16s are based at the Tengah Air Base in Spore. Come to think of it, that's pretty near u-know-where
    Thought their F-16s are based in Perth, Australia, some in Taiwan and another squadron in Arizona, USA? And while their Apaches are in Singapore, their Super Pumas are in Temburong (Brunei)? Well, I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel
    Thought their F-16s are based in Perth, Australia, some in Taiwan and another squadron in Arizona, USA? And while their Apaches are in Singapore, their Super Pumas are in Temburong (Brunei)? Well, I stand corrected.
    There is at least 1 full squadron of F-16s (maybe 2 squadrons now) of F-16s based at the Tengah Air Base.

    It will become more interesting when the RSAF gets it's new F-15 aircraft in a couple of years from now. That will be a potent combination - frontline F-15s and F-16s.

    Of course, you can afford to buy such expensive toys when you have more than US$100 billion in foreign reserves!

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    Any AWACS sighting this morning?

    If it flew over USJ/SJ again this morning they could have get a good view on how bad our traffic jam was .

    If they are from the "enemy" forces, the only way to halt USJ/SJ/KL/PJ and stop to a standstill is to get a few lorries over turn at various highways

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    saw in Star newspaper today that there's a visiting US nuclear submarine in Port Klang....looks like we've got the US air force & navy visiting us... wonder what's up... checking out the sights for next year's Visit Malaysia Year?

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    If you're mortally paranoid or under a real threat or in fear of attack, then the costs are just a minor detail.

    Pakistan and India stand out among many other countries that do this

    So what is Singapore thinking of?

    lets see...

    F-15s are air-to-air fighter-interceptors and ground attack fighters
    F-16s are combat attack fighters and ground attack fighters
    Apaches are attack helicopters providing close ground support....

    Did anyone see the article (3 weeks ago?) in the NST regarding Singapore's special weapons?

    Cheers, m

    ps. Saw a Hercules aircraft this morning, no awacs tho.
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    aiyah, US navy always stop by westport, recently the USS Enterprise berth at westport.

    around 2 pm, saw a big plane flew passed ss19, looks like those soviet made aircrafts which has a diff look to boeing, airbus or mcdonald douglasses.

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    alright guys,

    Did some snooping around and found it's indeed the Royal Air Force planes that we are seeing recently, even this morning. The British Awacs is based on the B707 and is called the Sentry while the other LOUD plane is a refuelling tanker, the VC10.
    Go the the sites below for the details:

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/equipment/sentry.html
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/equipment/vc10.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtl
    around 2 pm, saw a big plane flew passed ss19, looks like those soviet made aircrafts which has a diff look to boeing, airbus or mcdonald douglasses.
    No it's quite likely a British Vickers VC10.
    See you...

    Isa Rahim

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