Talk:Spanish Air Force
Modify 'The Franco Era' section
The period mentioned as 'Franco Era' should be named 'Post Civil War' period as it is mentioned in the Spanish version of this article. The period from 1939 when the 'Ejercito del Aire' was founded, to 1975 when Franco died, is 36 years long and several modernizations and reorganizations were carried out, including deep changes in materiel, doctrine and procurement policies. Spanish Air force history cannot be structured only according to Franco´s rule except if it is the intention to bypass Wikipedia neutrality regulations. As a matter of fact, in 1953 Spain and USA signed a cooperation agreement and consequently, new weapons systems were provided to the Spanish Air Force. Those changes also brought new doctrines and a different geographical setup. In 1970, French aircrafts were procured, opening a new period of diversification in the Spanish Air Force suppliers in order to avoid excesive dependence on the USA. Not mentioning any of the previous, shows a clear intention to manipulate the article with political intentions. I propose the much more rigorous approach of the Spanish version of the article.
Merging both articles
Spanish Republican Air Force
If there is a separate air force for Croatia during WWII (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Force_of_the_Independent_State_of_Croatia) not attached to the air force of today, why not make an article about the FARE (Fuerza Aerea de la Republica Española)? It was quite distinct from the Nationalist air force, which is the precursor of today's Spanish Air Force. The FARE was something completely apart that I think it deserves an article --126.96.36.199 (talk) 17:40, 13 July 2008 (UTC)