Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sukhoi's to Venezuela?

Check this out.

Chavez wants to buy Russian fighter planes because the US government won't sell him upgrades for the avionics and weapons systems that he seeks for his 20ish f16s.

I'm just an aviation nut, but it seems to me that buying Russian equipment won't improve the avionics. They are quite something at airshows, though. Here is a link to a video file of one in action. It is a 40 gig file but the download is free.

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