http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/07/davies_in_sandys_manned_fighter_repeat/ 'In a bizarre repeat of history, a British defence minister has given it as his opinion that we are currently witnessing development of the final generation of manned combat aircraft. The comments made last week by Quentin Davies MP echo those made in a 1957 government white paper by the then Defence minister, Duncan Sandys.' thoughts anyone? perhaps the hardware wasnt there in 1957, but most of it is there now, wouldnt you agree? do we need the complexities, expense and limitations a crew puts into an airframe? or can we do just as well with a spotty herbert sat on the ground clutching a joypad?