There's a piece on the Strategy Page site (Warplanes/Tough Old Bird Updated) regarding the USAF retiring 103 of these airframes leaving them with a mere 240ish which will be updated with new avionics etc. Wouldn't it be great if MOD could obtain these 103 aircraft at a knock down price for use by the Crabs. Makes sense instead of risking expensive Typhoons dropping bombs on gollies. Well armoured, lots of weapon systems and highly effective in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans. There's obviously a good reason for the Septics to keep hold of 240. Yes I know it won't happen in the current financial climate so don't shout at me but it's nice to wish. Sorry but I'm not able to add hyperlink on my iPhone, I'm 56.