- 25-04-2012, 14:47 #951
Yes, emintley sensible....but!
Buying a modern state if the art fighter for the RAF would show up their vast Typhoon fleet of hugely expensive too late for the cold war fitted for but not with everything cold war warriors for what they are.
There are vested interests at the top of the RAF who will stop at nothing to protect their Typhoon progeny.Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 25-04-2012, 14:49 #952
Instead of buying another new fighter for the RAF, why not just spend the money on putting all the bells and whistles that Typhoon is supposed to have into Typhoon and make it as good as it should be then buy something else for the RN to fly off their carriers?
- 25-04-2012, 15:10 #953
Ask yourself this if you were head Crab.
Would you want the Fleet Air Arm to have a force of 5th Gen fighters that could completely sweep your entire last centuries model air force from the skies without fuss?
The sensible option would be to relegate Typhoon to CAS and such mundane tasks and the RAF adopt the F-35A as their cutting edge fighter, but as I've pointed out, the RAF have invested enormous institutional baggage in Typhhon and will let nothing threaten it.
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- 25-04-2012, 19:09 #954
- 25-04-2012, 19:14 #955
- 25-04-2012, 19:17 #956
Is Typhoon really that bad? Even if it had all the bells and whistles welded on?
- 25-04-2012, 19:40 #957Haven't had an accident in years. See a lot in my rear view mirror though.
It's very unlucky to be superstitious.
Only my dog can judge me.
- 25-04-2012, 19:52 #958
Tell a Superbug driver the Typhoon is a better plane than his current ride and he'll laugh in your face. It has a slight performance advantage, but for anything other than a dedicated and fairly limited A2A mission, its inferior as it stands.
I'm sure Russian pilots in their supersonic MIG 19's with their 23k ft/min would have burst out laughing of they'd gone face to face with the mighty Javelin interceptor and it's 5k/min climb rate.!
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- 26-04-2012, 15:13 #959
Brennan squirming like a cornered rat today.Warning, this post contains some flash photography.
- 27-04-2012, 00:25 #960
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