Saab Gripen vs Eurofighter Typhoon for CroAF

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Which option do you think is better for Croatia?

  1. Saab Gripen

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  2. Eurofighter Typhoon

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  1. Picard
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    Well, Croatia has to buy new fighter aircraft until 2017 at absolute latest. So, which aircraft you think Croatia would be better off buying?

    Here are pluses and minuses as I see them:

    Eurofighter Typhoon
    + IRST
    + bubble cockpit
    + maneuverability
    - cost
    - maintenance
    - requires runaways
    - Eurofighter's business record

    Saab Gripen
    - no IRST
    - no bubble cockpit
    + maneuverability
    + cost
    + maintenance
    + can take off from any better road
    + SAABs business record

    I think Gripen is better option, especially NG variant (has IRST), but I won't be disappointed if we choose Typhoon either.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Acquiring and maintaining Typhoons will be too costly for a country like Croatia, Gripen NG is the best option. What's the price per unit for Gripen NG?
     
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    I have seen the 1st one many times but from where have you brought 2nd 1:cheesy:
     
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    second photo wali khoobsurat hai. aachi lagi.:partay:
     
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    Do we get these gals free as part of the deal? If so, damn this italian waitress. The MMRCA shud be retendered as this part of goodies was not part of the original submissions.
     
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    You had to go and post that, didn't you? Now we're gonna have to put up with like 8 pages of lurid, creepy jokes about the girls coming free with the aircraft :dude:
     
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    Sir ,If they will be available free as a part of deal the Indian naval air aviation will not support LCA project anymore. :mrgreen:

    Sorry viritra , it was started by me. I am sorry for that.
     
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    Don't blame me, i wanted these fellas to look at the missile approach warning system in the 2nd pic, but their male instinct is preventing them to look at it. :fuu:
     
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    How simple we males are? Always women get us to do what they want. Still its called a males world??
     
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    Look at the exhaust.

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    I think they need a better helmet mounted display system.

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    Ham ko us tarah ka mat samjho jo exhaust dekhtey hai:troll:
     
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    There are some other pics for showing MWAS but actually it was your instinct:mod::LMAO:
     
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    Okay, stop that shit. This is about aircraft, not about something for male pilots to f**k. And Skully, I thought at least moderators ought to think with their heads instead of their... I really won't type it here.

    Germany is ready to sell us Typhoons at 60 million USD per aircraft, which is on par with Gripen's flyaway cost. But I am worried about maintenance - and we might get Gripens for free until we buy NG later. Besides, Gripen is somewhat more maneuverable than Typhoon at low speeds, and given that we are going to use it for CAS too, it'll need it.
     

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