- Aug 17, 2015
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I know many of us are well aware of the teething problems in the early P&W F100 and the delays it caused for the F-15/16, and how these issues also affected the F401 meant to go into the F-14. I am also aware that the F110 derivative of this engine eventually made it into the Block 30 F-16C in the mid-80s, but the F101 had been running reliably since 1973 as a part of the B-1A development cycle. My challenge to you is to get the F-16A introduced with the F101 as early as possible, preferably upon introduction or with the definitive Block 15. Perhaps congressional pressure on the Air Force and frustration with the cost of the F-15 and its engine problems, or Carter is not elected (No Watergate?) and the B-1A is approved as a B-52 replacement giving more impetus for the GE engine.