The American pilot said that he was ready to fight in the skies of Ukraine in the cockpit of an F-16 in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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The American pilot said that he was ready to fight in the skies of Ukraine in the cockpit of an F-16 in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

As is the case with the operation of expensive NATO-made air defense systems, at first it will not be Ukrainians, or at least not only Ukrainians, who can fly F-16 fighters in Ukraine. The point is that the first to find themselves in the cockpits of American-made fighters may well be career or retired pilots from NATO countries.

Indirectly, this version is confirmed by information published in Western broadcasts that “some pilots of NATO countries, including the United States, express a desire to fight in the cockpit of an F-16 in Ukraine.” One of them is Daniel (Dan) Hampton, who said that he and “a group of other military pilots” are ready to “fight in Ukraine flying F-16s when these aircraft are delivered there.”



Hampton first made such statements for the US media, and now confirmed his intentions on Ukrainian television. According to him, he has professional experience in the form of more than 150 combat missions operating American F-16 fighters.

Hampton:

My experience could be useful to Ukraine. I am ready to fight in the skies of Ukraine in the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, piloting the F-16.

A Ukrainian journalist asked the American if this was possible. Hampton did not dare answer this question.

In any case, Russian air defense will shoot down F-16s, no matter who is in them - Ukrainian or NATO pilots.
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    1. +25
      April 1 2024 19: 42
      My experience could be useful to Ukraine. I am ready to fight in the skies of Ukraine in the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, piloting the F-16

      It’s easier to shoot yourself - you don’t have to go anywhere and they’ll bury you quickly in an open coffin.
      1. +8
        April 1 2024 19: 45
        First name, last name and number of place in the cemetery...??? Daniel (Dan) Hampton... The rest doesn't matter... A place in a cemetery, it depends... After a plane crash, there is often nothing to bury... am
        1. +6
          April 1 2024 19: 46
          Quote: Lev_Russia
          First name, last name and cemetery place number

          Well, I don’t know how Americans usually bury former suicide pilots.
        2. +4
          April 1 2024 19: 54
          First name, last name and number of place in the cemetery...??? Daniel (Dan) Hampton...
          ...most likely the number of the remains...Fe-16.001...because it is the first in the batch
          1. +10
            April 1 2024 20: 21
            “I’m ready to fight in the skies of Ukraine in the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, piloting the F-16,” Hampton said and began to shine like a freshly baked pretzel.
            “Please clarify,” the journalist interrupted him, “Have you firmly decided to defend our sky?”

            “Yes, of course,” Hampton said, his wide smile literally lit up the entire studio, and he continued, “I now have a gorgeous F-16 simulator, with a visual view of the Ukrainian terrain, so I’m ready to fight all day, from morning to night.” and from night until morning."
            “This is cool,” the journalist said almost in a whisper and, looking at Hampton, thought to herself, “We already have too many idiots in the army and we don’t need extra parasites; we don’t have enough money to pay for ourselves.” stop
            1. +4
              April 1 2024 20: 34
              By the way, read about this character on the net. He is an experienced combat pilot. And he has a record of downed planes. I agree that the guy was engaged in self-promotion, but you have to understand that this is a serious enemy
              1. +6
                April 1 2024 20: 47
                By the way, read about this character on the net. He is an experienced combat pilot...

                I’m too lazy to look for his combat experience, but it seems to me that his experience was mainly with an obviously weak enemy who did not have the same air defense and electronic warfare systems as ours. I'm not even talking about our air aces.

                So we will proceed from the fact that the enemy, in the person of the Anglo-Saxons, is evil, insidious and unprincipled and will constantly spoil us and bomb our peaceful cities indiscriminately, without any remorse.
                The only hope is that the Supreme Commander-in-Chief will keep his word and the airfields based of these “gallant heroes” will be destroyed at their location. soldier
                1. -7
                  April 1 2024 22: 22
                  The crews of the highmars had even less experience than this pilot, but they have been such a headache for 3 years now that they try not to think about them again, so as not to spoil their mood.
                  and a competent pilot can evade enemy missiles, and often the enemy, especially the air defense system, thinks that they destroyed the plane, although in fact the missile did not even fly close. that is why Konashenkof filled more planes than the pots had previously and were delivered.
                  Moreover, these planes will stupidly fly up on START to pitch up the FAB at times when AWACS are not in the air (this will be done by the Ukrainian Armed Forces reconnaissance, because they are firing at the sorties of strategists and we have even fewer AWACS) without flying into the range of the air defense system.
                  1. +2
                    April 2 2024 10: 55
                    Quote: LuckyBlog
                    blah blah blah

                    Judging by the text, the F-16s have already defeated almost everyone and therefore Katz is offering to surrender?
                    1. -1
                      April 2 2024 10: 59
                      Katz suggests fighting, but simulating combat operations.
                      and to those who will fight, he suggests that they evaluate the enemy normally and not yell that they are so tough and will give everyone {cut out by censorship} and then cemeteries the size of a small city.
                      1. +1
                        April 2 2024 11: 18
                        Quote: LuckyBlog
                        to those who will fight, he suggests that they evaluate the enemy normally and not yell that they are so cool

                        It seems to me that those who are fighting here do not write or read, Firstly, because they have no time for it. And secondly, they don’t care about the opinions of jingoistic patriots, guard patriots, all-you-can-do-it-alls and other civilian bastards...
                        1. -1
                          April 2 2024 11: 25
                          It seems bad to you, because I wrote occasionally even when I was there, and when I returned from there I could write at least every day.
                          and it’s precisely those who returned who are not very fond of the idiots who, with their bleating that the k@kls are stupid and Western technology is guano, devalue their work in destroying a motivated, trained and well-equipped enemy.
                          but those armchair warriors, yes, they write everywhere, they always write, they write constantly, and all the posts are about the fact that the West is stupid, they are generally amoebas, and Western technology is bullshit. they can, neither the highmars fired at them, nor did the opornnik cover their three axes, nor did Leo2 fire two at direct fire. on the sofa it is always dry, warm and safe, on the sofa you can not be afraid of leopards, scalps, or zhdams. which means all this Western bullshit cannot harm the armchair warrior.
                        2. +3
                          April 2 2024 11: 28
                          Quote: LuckyBlog
                          blah blah blah

                          I understand that you are a hero and a truth teller. What's next?
                        3. -3
                          April 2 2024 11: 30
                          Well, you understand, so what? who are you? fan of taking Kyiv in 3 days?
                        4. +3
                          April 2 2024 11: 48
                          Quote: LuckyBlog
                          well we understand so what

                          Sorry, but I was the first to ask: so what?

                          Quote: LuckyBlog
                          fan of taking Kyiv in 3 days?

                          No, I'm definitely not American Army General Mark Milley.
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                        6. 0
                          April 2 2024 17: 45
                          Quote: LuckyBlog
                          and what exactly did you ask in text without a question mark?

                          You are inattentive:
                          Quote from: nik-mazur
                          I understand that you are a hero and a truth teller. What's next?


                          Quote: LuckyBlog
                          I’ve already written many times - creating a public outcry

                          Navalny died, but his work lives on?

                          Quote: LuckyBlog
                          You are sometimes not one of the Skakuas

                          No. Are you perhaps not a liberal?

                          Quote: LuckyBlog
                          remembered a joke

                          Funny, but out of place.
                          Moreover, this is not exactly a joke - rather, a stand-up story.
              2. +3
                April 1 2024 20: 55
                Now the vast majority of aircraft are grounded. He has a better chance of simply not reaching our hawks.
              3. +9
                April 1 2024 21: 15
                Quote from: dmi.pris1
                And he has a count of downed planes

                the war in the Persian Gulf, Kosovo, Iraq, excuse me, but he has no experience of war with an equal enemy, and what he is doing now is advertising his books and nothing more
                1. -7
                  April 1 2024 22: 24
                  The kakloletuns have no experience at all and manage to cause problems for our troops, not only by launching all sorts of Scalp and Shtrom Shadows, but even managing to throw AASM and JDAM. I’m not even talking about FAB from pitching up, despite the myth that their Air Force was destroyed, they often fly out and return
                  1. +2
                    April 1 2024 23: 02
                    I can answer your text with the following...how old are they and where did they study? If in the USSR, then the experience there was wow.... but the fact that they left for Ukraine... then no comment
                    1. -1
                      April 2 2024 11: 00
                      Did you really study in the USSR for 25-35 years? most older flyers are either in command positions or in their graves. look at the obituaries of their pilots, most of the pilots are young people, and young people also study on the F-16.
              4. +5
                April 1 2024 21: 47
                Where is the count of those shot down, in Vietnam? Then it’s almost like an old man with dementia...
                1. 0
                  April 1 2024 22: 05
                  Quote: Warrior with machine gun
                  The count of those shot down where, in Vietnam

                  If in Vietnam, then there was no F-16 there - operation began in 1978.
                  1. +2
                    April 1 2024 22: 27
                    So that’s what we’re talking about....he’s hardly encountered anything like this...
                2. +1
                  April 1 2024 22: 46
                  Persian Gulf, Yugoslavia, Iraq
                  1. +2
                    April 1 2024 22: 53
                    The balance of forces is not the same, and the opposition is also wrong, but in Yugoslavia they were able to see the invisible man and land him, no, if he was so impatient, then there would be one less flying deer in his hunchbacked back...
                    1. +4
                      April 1 2024 23: 06
                      I already wrote that his opponents are MIG 21, and the air defense level is 60-80, everything is nothing more than an advertisement for his books
                  2. 0
                    April 2 2024 10: 56
                    Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
                    Persian Gulf, Yugoslavia, Iraq

                    There, F-16s shot down 8 planes in total.
              5. +1
                April 1 2024 22: 31
                Quote from: dmi.pris1
                .I agree that the person was engaged in self-promotion, but we must understand that this is a serious enemy

                The enemy is serious, but he will not fly to Ukraine, because he is serious.
              6. 0
                April 1 2024 23: 46
                Experience in Yugoslavia and Iraq... are you serious?
              7. 0
                April 2 2024 03: 27
                If you have already found information, please share where and when you shot down whom. and how old is this pilot?
                1. +1
                  April 2 2024 10: 58
                  Quote: Gagrid
                  If you found any information, please share it

                  Yes, there is no information there - it’s just balabolism, which the dill washers spread, and our patriotic guards swallow...
        3. +2
          April 1 2024 20: 05
          After a plane crash, there is often nothing to bury... That is, if you are lucky enough to get into that same plane.
        4. +2
          April 1 2024 21: 45
          So they’ll bury you right in the cockpit, and this woodpecker is going to fight in it, 150 sorties to disperse the Papuans is “strong”))
      2. -2
        April 1 2024 20: 07
        So even if he doesn’t fly, but stays with the F-16 and the pilots, he will be able to pass on a lot of tricks and experience along the way, during mission planning. In fact, the F-16 of the Ukrainian Armed Forces is an unpleasant thing, but the F-16 with experienced American pilots is really dangerous. There is such a nuance, the first F-16s will be Block20/22, cars from the 90s, not bad, but far from the latest versions of the F-16. I believe this is being done due to the great complexity of the system and in order to gradually bring the Ukrainian Air Force to the F-16 Block 50/52. But the participation of mercenary pilots from the United States will make it possible to immediately launch the F-16 Block 50/52.
        1. +7
          April 1 2024 20: 19
          Quote: karabas-barabas
          he will be able to pass on a lot of tricks and experience along the way, while planning missions

          There are suspicions that not a single American pilot has experience in operating against comparable, or even superior, enemy aircraft and powerful air defense.
          1. -11
            April 1 2024 20: 36
            Quote from: nik-mazur
            There are suspicions that not a single American pilot has experience in operating against comparable, or even superior, enemy aircraft and powerful air defense.

            We look at the track record and type of aircraft of downed F-16s and there is no need to guess. And in general, the level of training of US pilots is always known; for the last decades, all NATO pilots have been trained in Arizona. In the Russian Aerospace Forces, to put it mildly, these are not the best times, both in terms of aircraft and pilots.
            1. +2
              April 1 2024 21: 47
              Quote: karabas-barabas
              We look at the track record and type of aircraft of downed F-16s and don’t have to guess

              Great idea. Let's look:
              According to official information F-16s of the US Air Force and NATO countries scored a total of 8 aerial victories. All victories were won in Iraq and the Balkans.
              In addition, according to official information from the Israeli Air Force, Israeli F-16s scored about 40 aerial victories over Syrian Air Force aircraft.
              Thus, the total number of F-16 aerial victories under the control of pilots from the USA, Israel and NATO countries is about 50 aircraft.


              In total there are about 50 air victories, if you believe that the Israeli Air Force shot down forty aircraft. If without the participation of Jews, then only 8 (eight, Karl!). The question of where and how the hero of the news landed twenty planes remains hanging in the air.

              By the way, about the combat use of the F-16. A short extract from Wikipedia. Not everything, of course, but quite characteristic and indicative:

          2. +1
            April 1 2024 20: 40
            that not a single American pilot has experience in operating against a comparable
            ...there were..but that was a long time ago...and what does it have to do with all the failures....in Korea, as a result of the air massacre, two states were formed...in Vietnam, a complete failure...well, something like this...only against the Papuans and others and... yes, such American pilots are needed
            1. -8
              April 1 2024 21: 23
              Korea was successfully bombed into the Stone Age. There weren’t even any targets left worthy of bombing; everything was in ruins. A million Chinese volunteers saved the situation; the Koreans themselves could do nothing.
              1. +4
                April 1 2024 21: 25
                Korea was successfully bombed into the Stone Age.
                ...wow, nuclear weapons and space technology are the Stone Age???...wake up
                1. 0
                  April 1 2024 21: 27
                  I'm talking about North Korea during the Korean War. There were complete ruins there.
                  1. +6
                    April 1 2024 21: 30
                    There were complete ruins there.
                    ...was it any different in South Korea?...everything was in ruins, but thanks to the pilots of the USSR, the DPRK was born and independently went into space
                    1. -1
                      April 1 2024 21: 33
                      Mainly thanks to the million Chinese volunteers. The MiGs operated in a small area, and they did not stop the raids, although they forced us to switch to night bombing. I don’t know if much survived in the South Caucasus, but the North Caucasus was successfully bombed out.
                      1. +2
                        April 1 2024 21: 35
                        I don’t know if much survived in the South Caucasus, but the North Caucasus was successfully bombed out.
                        .... The main thing for Pyongyang is that they have preserved the bridges, through which necessary equipment and goods move to this day
              2. +4
                April 1 2024 22: 07
                Quote: Kmon
                Korea was successfully bombed into the Stone Age. There aren't even any targets left worthy of bombing.

                It's clear. In North Korea, the Americans won again, therefore.
                Are the North Koreans aware?
                1. +1
                  April 1 2024 22: 17
                  Well, according to the North Koreans, they defeated everyone. But in reality, first the North Koreans crushed the South, then the Americans intervened and crushed the North, then the Chinese intervened and the matter ended in a draw at the 38th parallel.
        2. +3
          April 1 2024 20: 32
          Quote: karabas-barabas
          the first F-16s will be Block20/22, cars from the 90s, not bad, but far from the latest versions of the F-16
          European aircraft are 16MLU - in principle, they are up to the capabilities of block50/52….
          Quote from: nik-mazur
          Quote: karabas-barabas
          he will be able to pass on a lot of tricks and experience along the way, while planning missions
          not a single American pilot has experience of operating against comparable, or even superior, enemy aircraft and powerful air defense.
          404s have more experience in this matter
          1. 0
            April 1 2024 20: 46
            Quote: Pete Mitchell
            404s have more experience in this matter

            I meant specific knowledge of F-16 systems, which can greatly help in mission planning and tactics. Where does the Ukrainian Armed Forces get its knowledge on the F-16?
            1. +3
              April 1 2024 20: 59
              Quote: karabas-barabas
              knowledge of F-16 systems, which can greatly help in planning...

              In the allotted time, at best, they will learn to go to the launch point of the TSA, such as small cr... And it’s not like the 404th are doing the planning there anyway..., the locals’ English is still not very good, not at the same level.
        3. 0
          April 1 2024 20: 36
          But the participation of mercenary pilots from the United States will make it possible to immediately launch the F-16 Block 50/52.
          ..read the comment by nik-mazur (Nikolai)... this is the reality, amser pilots have never faced such a serious enemy since Vietnam... and this does not take into account air fights
          1. +1
            April 1 2024 20: 51
            Quote: Crimean partisan 1974
            Since Vietnam, pilots have never faced such a serious enemy.

            Who did the Russian Aerospace Forces encounter?? But what does a serious opponent mean? Iraq, Serbia, a serious adversary? Experience and a large list of types of aircraft that are still in service with many countries are all nonsense.? Whether you want to believe that the US Air Force is amateurs and amateurs compared to Russian pilots is entirely your own business.
            1. -1
              April 1 2024 20: 58
              Do you want to believe that the US Air Force is amateurs?
              ...no...the US Air Force is the birthplace of aviation, whatever one may say...and the entire American strategy is built on the role of aviation....but this time is running out due to the huge role of air defense...well, something like that... and a single dumbass will no longer play any role....because he will be numbered...read my comment
        4. +3
          April 1 2024 21: 19
          Quote: karabas-barabas
          he will be able to pass on a lot of tricks and experience along the way, while planning missions.

          I won’t argue about his professionalism as a pilot, but excuse me, he has many times less experience for this military company than the shavarny pilots, no matter how we treat them
          the war in Yugoslavia against NATO instant 21 and instant 29, air defense at the level of 60-70, what can he tell and teach?!!
          people are busy selling their books and nothing more
        5. 0
          April 1 2024 23: 55
          Themselves are 50/52 from more than the 90s... namely from the 90th year...
      3. +6
        April 1 2024 20: 22
        “Do not boast when you go to the army, boast when you go from the army.”
        1. 0
          April 2 2024 18: 39
          Quote: knn54
          “Do not boast when you go to the army, boast when you go from the army.”
          this is our traditional, and the whole meaning of his statement is in the title of his book and beloved by the amers - let's talk about it...
          Quote: Dan "Two Dogs" Hampton
          novel The Mercenary is a fictional book following a former military officer haunted by a personal tragedy in his past.

          The discussion developed and it became interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_%22Two_Dogs%22_Hampton. Now he is entering his seventh decade, yes experience, yes training, yes education, and yes - he writes, aka uses the opportunity for advertising. On the unpleasant side, he is a specialist in SEAD, aka the destruction of radar/air defense systems. I’m not sure that the European 16MLU, although they are up to the level of block50/52, have the capabilities of 16CJ/DJ - these came from the factory for usaf. In any case, these missions are not for the unflying...
          Due to restrictions on access to the information field, all such fighters for democracy, aka for everything good against everything bad, do not know the reasons, history and situation. They believe cnn/bbc, those interested are not talking nonsense. And they also believe in prisoner of war rights, which is wrong for them.
          PS And by the way, he said this in April '23... Somehow I didn’t get to Nenki
    2. +3
      April 1 2024 19: 44
      Libre à lui de choisir ou il veut...mourir!
    3. IVZ
      +7
      April 1 2024 19: 45
      What difference does it make to us who will sit in this very cabin? Somehow I couldn’t even find a subject for discussion. It is possible that he knows the materiel better, but the Ukrainians are certainly better warriors than the Americans.
      1. -5
        April 1 2024 19: 52
        Actually a serious opponent. There is combat experience (151 combat missions) and more than 20 shot down.
        1. +7
          April 1 2024 20: 25
          Quote from: old64
          more than 20 shot down

          Well, amazing! Where did he thresh so much? World War II veteran or what?
        2. +2
          April 1 2024 21: 18
          Where can you read about this? Otherwise, Google always brings up dill resources for this request.
          1. Msi
            +2
            April 1 2024 21: 41
            Where can you read about this? Otherwise, Google always brings up dill resources for this request.

            I really can't find it. Where can I get truthful information about him?
          2. +3
            April 1 2024 23: 58
            Quote: Warabey
            Where can you read about this?
            In his books (wet fantasies).
            Will write another book - he will already be 40 lol
          3. 0
            April 2 2024 07: 25
            On the next site. I don't know about the truthfulness. https://topcor.ru/45985-amerikanskij-letchik-veteran-vyrazil-gotovnost-uchastvovat-v-vozdushnyh-bojah-za-ukrainu.html
            1. +1
              April 2 2024 11: 08
              Quote from: old64
              I don't know about the truthfulness

              Quote from the link:
              He served from 1986 to 2006 and participated in operations in the Persian Gulf, Kosovo and Iraq. The pilot has 151 combat missions, and his total flight time exceeds 720 combat hours. According to various sources, Hampton shot down at least 21 aircraft opponents

              Quote from Wikipedia:
              According to official information F-16s of the US Air Force and NATO countries scored a total of 8 aerial victories. All victories were won in Iraq and the Balkans

              Only eight, Karl!
              And this eagle shot down two and a half times more planes in one mug than NATO and the United States combined.
              Exactly as in the joke:
              – Doctor, I’m 72 and I can go with my wife twice a month, and my neighbor is 85, but he can do it five times a night.
              – How do you know?
              - He told it himself.
              - So tell me.
              1. 0
                April 2 2024 12: 37
                On the same Wikipedia:
                In 2020, the Chinese portal Sohu, having analyzed the statistics of air battles involving the F-16, indicated that in battles with Soviet and Russian-made aircraft (who are the main potential opponents of NATO), the F-16 won 65 victories and did not suffer a single defeat. The last, 64th and 65th, victories were won in March 2020

                So trusting the wiki is fraught...
                1. 0
                  April 2 2024 18: 15
                  Quote from: old64
                  In 2020, the Chinese portal Sohu
                  It would be interesting to look at the sources from which the Chinese obtained information, but Wikipedia refers to official data (the link, however, does not work). And he gives a long list of combat use of F-16s, starting in 1981, which includes F-16s shot down by MiGs. The American side, naturally, does not confirm this (which is not surprising, if only because the lost planes did not belong to the US Air Force).
                  On April 29, 1987, Pakistani F-16As first encountered Soviet MiG-23MLD fighters in combat, resulting in the loss of one F-16.

                  On February 27, 2019, during the border conflict between India and Pakistan, an air battle took place between a group of the Indian Air Force and the Pakistan Air Force... According to the Indian Air Force, as a result of the air battle, a MiG-21 shot down one F-16.
                  In addition, there are also strange cases when F-16s suddenly spontaneously ignited on a combat mission or, for unknown reasons, fell into the sea.

                  And the F-16 victory table looks like this (and, by the way, not a single Hampton is there):
        3. +1
          April 1 2024 21: 21
          Quote from: old64
          and more than 20 shot down.

          specifically who and where, his opponents this is instant 21
        4. +1
          April 1 2024 21: 59
          Quote from: old64
          more than 20 shot down

          Speaking of birds:
          According to official information, F-16s of the US Air Force and NATO countries scored a total of 8 aerial victories. All victories were won in Iraq and the Balkans.

          That is, all US and NATO F-16s during their entire existence shot down 8 (eight!) aircraft.
          And then some super-pilot smashed more than twenty planes into one mug in 150 sorties. Some kind of Hartmann.
      2. +4
        April 1 2024 21: 20
        Quote: IVZ
        but Ukrainians are certainly better warriors than the Americans.

        and they have many times more experience in THIS war than mattresses
    4. +2
      April 1 2024 19: 47
      Propaganda - retired Western pilots are wealthy people and there is no need to fly to certain death.
      1. -2
        April 1 2024 20: 37
        Quote: Bolt Cutter
        retired Western pilots are wealthy people
        Are you familiar with these? I don’t really imagine why they would be very wealthy - they don’t earn that much in the service.
      2. -2
        April 1 2024 21: 24
        You forget that they a) hate Russians and will willingly kill them b) are sure that Russians are weak and will easily fall in batches
        1. +4
          April 1 2024 21: 55
          I was probably lucky, but I also crossed paths with Italians, French, English... and no one was stupid. Yes, the assigned task would be completed without hesitation. And by the way, they spoke very carefully about Russian weaknesses, these guys are not fooled by cnn/bbc, they are fully informed, this is not "kids" discovery channel
    5. 0
      April 1 2024 19: 51
      There are plenty of frostbitten people everywhere and yes, there are not so many of them, they quickly end when they begin to be effectively leveled with the ground...
      Although, you can also remember Islamic radical affairs, but this is real, somewhat different, with the striped, gay European “migratory geese and” it makes no sense to compare them, there are few of them there and even fewer.
    6. +2
      April 1 2024 19: 53
      American organics in Ukrainian black soils....
      1. +2
        April 1 2024 21: 36
        American organics in Ukrainian black soils....
        So to speak, the Colorado potato beetle.
    7. +8
      April 1 2024 19: 56
      Fools don’t sow or plow, but they quite successfully reproduce by budding and have already reached fighter aircraft.
      Shhh...I remember a long time ago, when there was a war in Iraq (2003, I think..) I also saw a similar kind of report on TV, where the local fool, one might say the foster brother of the overseas one, was also eager to fly as a pilot in Saddam’s army. And one comrade, a prominent politician, who is now considered a prophet-thinker, in a not entirely sober state, promised that in that war George Bush’s soldiers would be “torn to pieces.”
      Such are the small and stupid stories in retrospect. It was, is and will be. Someone will find their end by urinating on a transformer, and someone will rush into someone else’s war, straight from their own well-fed hut. And no house-tree-son, no... The goal of life is to die in someone else's war, that's it! Inspires. Prepare this pilot for a Darwin Award in advance.
    8. +2
      April 1 2024 19: 56
      from the very beginning it was clear that the Ukrainian F16s would be operated by the Americans, in other words, all American air defense and aviation on the territory of Ukraine are 100% used and will be used by the Americans
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      1. +3
        April 1 2024 20: 22
        Quote: IvanIvanov
        They can’t even deal with gays under the government of the Samara region

        Apples and uncle in Kiev.
        Do you sketch out of duty or out of love for ̶с̶р̶а̶ч̶... art?
      2. +6
        April 1 2024 20: 23
        Quote: IvanIvanov
        They can’t even deal with gays under the government of the Samara region

        Something is not clear, what is common between the topic under discussion and the problems of p... owls? Is this a personal sore point for you or are you impatient to throw it on the fan? Well, right now we’ll drop everything and switch to LGBT issues. Throw in does not count, rough work.
      3. 0
        April 1 2024 21: 36
        Quote: IvanIvanov
        An unprecedented scandal is unfolding in Samara: photos of a gay wedding have been published
        elderberry in the garden...
    10. +2
      April 1 2024 20: 05
      Quote: Sebastian Aristarkhovich Pereira
      American organics in Ukrainian black soils....

      Poor Ukrainian black soils - what crap is missing from them now!
    11. 0
      April 1 2024 20: 14
      And they asked him how he felt about Hitler, the Nazi fascists, or did he not care with anyone, as long as he was against Russia?
      1. +1
        April 2 2024 00: 06
        Quote: 75Sergey
        And he was asked how he felt about...
        He has a positive attitude towards $$$$$, the more the better. And nothing more is required from a mercenary...
    12. +2
      April 1 2024 20: 14
      Oh please do it.
      Get into that heap of scrap metal and fly towards a TOR M2 or an S400 because I'm having a bad week and I need cheered up.
    13. +4
      April 1 2024 20: 15
      As my friend likes to say: talking is not carrying bags of cement)))
      1. 0
        April 1 2024 21: 40
        But the fact is that if the F16 is handed over, those at the controls (and even the technicians) will not be the best. There will be individual Yankees. And all sorts of riffraff will come en masse.
        1. +3
          April 1 2024 23: 34
          They're not that bad. Mattress workers are very sensitive to their own skin))) retired pilots, and not only others, go to work in civil aviation without any problems - the salaries are higher, there is practically no risk. Why the hell do they need Banderland?
          1. 0
            April 2 2024 18: 14
            Well, not all McCains lick frying pans yet. So there may be piece ones. And the main thing is Romanian-Poles and other rabble. At least they are prepared.
            1. 0
              April 2 2024 19: 59
              The article is about the American pilot. There is no talk about the Pshek-Romanians, but I don’t think that they are much worse than the mattresses.
    14. 0
      April 1 2024 20: 16
      Judging by his track record, he is a seasoned professional, a pro with extensive flying experience. Well, let the Ukrainian Reich try himself in the sky, if his pride is so itching. In Iraq and over Kosovo, it is unlikely that he encountered worthy opponents in the air and modern air defense. We'll see how long it lasts.
      Dan Hampton is known for his twenty years of service in the United States Air Force. During this period, he carried out 151 combat missions and took part in military conflicts in the Persian Gulf, Iraq and Kosovo. He was recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including the Purple Heart.
      1. 0
        April 1 2024 23: 36
        I don’t see a single serious war in his record. And the “Purple Heart” is not a military award at all, but a badge for being wounded.
    15. +1
      April 1 2024 20: 16
      I hope the pilot’s career ends after taking off on the outskirts. This trash will not be buried.
    16. +2
      April 1 2024 20: 19
      The main thing is to find out the location of this pilot. Well, what if they don’t shoot him down over Ukraine, so at least some Dominicans will work in front of the house
      1. +2
        April 2 2024 02: 34
        Quote from alexoff
        so at least in front of the house maybe some Dominicans will work
        The main thing is not to throw PM cartridges around lol
    17. +2
      April 1 2024 20: 23
      Well, you are welcome! I need to say goodbye to my parents hi
      1. +2
        April 1 2024 20: 41
        Quote: Rage66
        Well, you are welcome!
        I can imagine the level of excitement of the guys... if by analogy with the guys on earth, then
        Quote: Rage66
        I need to say goodbye to my parents hi
    18. +4
      April 1 2024 20: 35
      There was a senator from Arizona who is now deceased. Pilot. Flew phantoms in Vietnam. He hated Russians fiercely. Why? Yes, the Russians shot him down over Hanoi, and the Vietnamese took him prisoner. "How a rocket scientist Trushechkin shot down US Senator McCain." Mattress makers don’t know their own history, but they should.
    19. +2
      April 1 2024 20: 40
      I didn’t understand something, when the rocket approaches, will it ask for a foreign passport before exploding?
    20. 0
      April 1 2024 20: 40
      I will answer professionally and kindly, and even in “broken” English: “Welcome to the skies of Ukraine! We guarantee delivery of the pilot’s ashes to his homeland.” But in essence, the American pilot’s statement is that he is simply not aware of the existing level of “service” of aircraft and pre-flight training of pilots in Ukraine... You shouldn’t count on a languid pastel Khokhlushka and a cup of chocolate with a croissant before takeoff. ..
    21. +1
      April 1 2024 20: 44
      In any case, Russian air defense will shoot down F-16s, no matter who is in them - Ukrainian or NATO pilots.

      Why work so hard at it? Bomb them ALL on the ground.
    22. +2
      April 1 2024 20: 47
      Idiot, have you already notarized your will?
    23. +3
      April 1 2024 20: 52
      Quote: IvanIvanov
      An unprecedented scandal is unfolding in Samara: photos of a gay wedding have been published

      Dear, are you in the wrong resource?
      How does this relate to VO?
    24. 0
      April 1 2024 21: 04
      dreams of meeting his fateful anti-aircraft missile
    25. +1
      April 1 2024 21: 08
      ready to fight in the skies of Ukraine in the cockpit of an F-16 in the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
    26. -2
      April 1 2024 21: 16
      Who will support the guys now? How much for a downed F-16?
    27. +2
      April 1 2024 21: 35
      You want to say that a Ukrainian will not be able to fly an F16 after six months of training.
      1. +3
        April 1 2024 21: 43
        Will be able. Once. You don't have to teach landing.
        1. 0
          April 1 2024 22: 18
          Quote from Deon59
          Do you want to say that a Ukrainian will not be able to fly an F16 after six months of training?
          It depends on what you call it - to fly. The standard course for retraining a foreigner for the 16th grade in Tucson is one year. Provided that he is experienced and speaks English well. This is not about the 404s, even Tewson instructors spoke about this
          1. +1
            April 2 2024 02: 10
            I don’t understand why we believe what the enemy says? Why can't this be misinformation?
            If a person is able to remember the procedure for starting engines on a Soviet fighter, and has enough intelligence to take off and land, then he will reach A2 in his English profile in 2 months. And there’s no need for more, tea is not defending a doctorate in philosophy.
            1. +1
              April 2 2024 02: 24
              Quote from Arisaka
              then he will improve his English profile to A2 in 2 months
              But I’m embarrassed to ask: What is A2 level? ELP4 minimum for aviation; and for retraining in Tucson - TOEFL70. Well, just to put it offhand, in addition to the launch procedure, you need to know the systems, failures, flight rules, ..., and no one will translate this - this is a question of legality. Therefore, normal retraining is a year. These still need to be prepared for retraining...
              1. +1
                April 2 2024 02: 42
                A2 is the European level. Analogue of ELP2.
                But my point was that why would the enemy report “his” problems.
                1. +1
                  April 2 2024 03: 00
                  Quote from Arisaka
                  Analogue ELP2
                  With ELP2 in the cockpit…. would survive retraining lol
                  Articles are published from time to time about problems with retraining 404s. The Aviationist, for example, wrote about the fact that Tewson’s were not delighted with the two “best” 404s: from poor English to difficulties in the cockpit of a Western aircraft.
                  Remember the "eagle" who was immediately dumped after the ALP program: standard ALP - a year; he spent two years there, the question is - what was he taught for another year? Language. The survivors have been heavily trained in language since last summer, toefl70 was not pulled out....
                  1. +1
                    April 2 2024 10: 34
                    They can only wish that the number of takeoffs was greater than the number of landings.
                    1. 0
                      April 2 2024 11: 08
                      Quote from Arisaka
                      They can only wish that...
                      ... thought. These are serious mowed down and the survivors' motivation is to take revenge. They are already ignoring the root causes... There will be no high-quality retraining - it will be easier on the ground and in videoconferencing, amen
    28. +2
      April 1 2024 21: 42
      His experience, EPRST. Is he an idiot? The price of his experience in the skies of Ukraine is half a penny. Self-confident idiot!
    29. -2
      April 1 2024 21: 47
      Hoots in the comments are not appropriate here. Unfortunately, Western soldiers can not only die in the skies of the former Ukraine, but also kill. And according to the unspoken rule, their participation will not be considered the participation of their countries. Likewise, USSR pilots fought in the skies of Vietnam under the guise of Vietnamese. It was not without reason that the President of Russia rushed his administration and the Duma to accept new regions into Russia, so that there would be at least some basis, if anything. However, for a complete arctic fox there is no need for any reason, but this option will cost dearly to all of humanity.
    30. fiv
      +1
      April 1 2024 22: 10
      In the states, not only cars are made on an assembly line, but also dunduks.
    31. +1
      April 1 2024 23: 26
      He should be found and killed if he tries to come back to the US. Too many retards here are supporting the pedophile regime.
    32. 0
      April 2 2024 01: 00
      Quote: LuckyBlog
      fly up to START

      I wonder how this is?
    33. +2
      April 2 2024 01: 29
      He is ready to fight. Is he ready to die in the skies over Ukraine, ready to be torn to pieces by the shrapnel of an air defense missile? Or am I ready to be beaten black and blue, being taken prisoner and shot, to die like a dog in a roadside ditch somewhere under the clock? Or does he think it will be like in Topgan?
    34. 0
      April 2 2024 02: 09
      One of them is Daniel (Dan) Hampton, who said that he and “a group of other military pilots” are ready to “fight in Ukraine flying F-16s when these aircraft are delivered there.”

      I think our rocket scientists are already waiting. It’s probably a shame: our guys are burning Leopards, Challengers, Abrams, but there are no such targets for air defense yet...
    35. 0
      April 2 2024 03: 18
      We found an ideological idiot and let’s do some PR.
    36. +1
      April 2 2024 03: 42
      - “A Ukrainian journalist asked an American if this was possible. Hampton did not dare answer this question” - what’s so!? There is no desire to breathe in an unknown place and for an unknown reason. This is not a “festival” in Syria; here a “combat sortie” could quickly turn out to be the last.
    37. 0
      April 2 2024 04: 05
      Here I die, I die
      They'll bury me
      And no one will know
      Where is my grave.
    38. 0
      April 2 2024 06: 00
      Apparently the guy is tired of living.
    39. 0
      April 2 2024 08: 00
      The ranks of American doctors have arrived for Ukraine, only now doctors are on the F-16
    40. 0
      April 2 2024 08: 08
      Apparently he has a lot of experience fighting against civilians.
      Well, no big deal..this mattress pad will know what real air defense is...and not aborigines with sticks

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