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South American Fighters Question

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In OTL, as a matter of policy, the United States did not sell supersonic fighters to South American nations and actively discouraged offer nations from doing so as well. What POD would be needed to get the United States to change this policy? And what aircraft do you think are likely candidates for such a sale? I was thinking the F11F Tiger or the F-100D Super Sabre. They're both supersonic (M1.1 for the Tiger and M1.4 for the Super Sabre), but neither was ever considered anything more then an interim solution in US service. And they were quickly outclassed by the F8U Crusader and F-104 Starfighter. Opinions?
 
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For the exact plane, I'd say the Super Sabre, since it was built in much larger quantities and was successfully exported IOTL.
That's what I was thinking as well, but the Super Sabre was a widow maker (like a lot of early supersonic fighters). But assuming S. American countries are interested, who would be the most likely operators? I'm thinking Argentina and Brazil. Maybe Chile?
 
#4
In OTL, as a matter of policy, the United States did not sell supersonic fighters to South American nations and actively discouraged offer nations from doing so as well. What POD would be needed to get the United States to change this policy?
IIRC France sold Mirage fighters in South America when countries couldn't get aircraft from the US which caused a bit of a kerfuffle in the late 1960s. Depending on what period you're thinking about if the French make a sale of Mirage IIIs in 1960 then the US might decide better to sell South American countries American aircraft to exert more subtle control via training and spares than maintain the policy and see growing French influence.
 
#5
IIRC France sold Mirage fighters in South America when countries couldn't get aircraft from the US which caused a bit of a kerfuffle in the late 1960s. Depending on what period you're thinking about if the French make a sale of Mirage IIIs in 1960 then the US might decide better to sell South American countries American aircraft to exert more subtle control via training and spares than maintain the policy and see growing French influence.
That could work. But if we're replacing the OTL Mirage sales, what is the US selling? The Super Sabre went out of production in 59 and didn't leave ANG service until 79. There might be a handful of of airframes available that the USAF is retiring that don't go to the Guard, but probably not enough overall to equip say Brazil or Argentina. The neither the F-102 or F-106 would be wanted by anyone in South America as they were dedicated interceptors and lacked ground attack capability. The F-105 would be a good option, since it was primarily a ground attack aircraft with a secondary air-to-air role, but it was never exported and went out of production in 64. That leaves the F-104. Which is an ok option, if a bit of a widow maker. But it went out of production in the US in 66 and 69 in the rest of the world. Could Brazil or Argentina get a license to build it? They both have military aircraft industries (Brazil's is more developed). I'm not sure if the timing lines up unless someone gets a license to build it themselves.

Edit: the Crusader could have been an option as well, but it went out of production in 64. And I doubt that the US will sell South America Phantoms. And I doubt anyone in S America could afford them
 
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