Japan offers UK her MPA...

OK - mods - zap this one then
 

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The P-1's been on a few people's watch-list for a while. As @Magic_Mushroom has said elsewhere, the first purpose-built sub-hunter in a generation or two. The sticking point was always Japan's export controls.

To be honest, I'm comfortable either way. If we get the P-8, we get a world-class system and the logistics backing of something larger than we could ever have hoped for ourselves. If we were to get the P-1 on very favourable terms on account of the Japanese hedging against sales elsewhere, also good.
 
The P-1's been on a few people's watch-list for a while. As @Magic_Mushroom has said elsewhere, the first purpose-built sub-hunter in a generation or two. The sticking point was always Japan's export controls.

To be honest, I'm comfortable either way. If we get the P-8, we get a world-class system and the logistics backing of something larger than we could ever have hoped for ourselves. If we were to get the P-1 on very favourable terms on account of the Japanese hedging against sales elsewhere, also good.
P1 has longer legs than the p8. Less need for tanking support.
 

rampant

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P1 has longer legs than the p8. Less need for tanking support.

As CC said no AAR, so we'd want to fit that (£s) the swap out the engines for RRs (£s), then fit our own sensors etc (£s).

It does come in as slighter cheaper than the P-8, but when you start adding things maybe not so good. Do like it though, it has a better wing for a start (optimised for low level stuff), and more hardpoints and space in the bomb bay, as well as carrying more sonobouys than the P-8
 
As CC said no AAR, so we'd want to fit that (£s) the swap out the engines for RRs (£s), then fit our own sensors etc (£s).

It does come in as slighter cheaper than the P-8, but when you start adding things maybe not so good. Do like it though, it has a better wing for a start (optimised for low level stuff), and more hardpoints and space in the bomb bay, as well as carrying more sonobouys than the P-8
Prolly have onboard games consoles and a top hole sushi bar as well.
 

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LE
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Then we just leave it alone and buy it as a complete package. Okay, so R-R doesn't get the business. So what?

If I were the Japanese, I'd insist on taking it as-is. That way, there's no room for us to complain/blame-storm if we do tinker and it goes awry.
 

rampant

LE
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Then we just leave it alone and buy it as a complete package. Okay, so R-R doesn't get the business. So what?

If I were the Japanese, I'd insist on taking it as-is. That way, there's no room for us to complain/blame-storm if we do tinker and it goes awry.

I never heard anything so ridiculous in my life:wink:
@Sixty could you, if it's not too much trouble, merge this with the thread below in the name of tidyness

http://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/need-for-an-mma.207987/
 
Prolly have onboard games consoles and a top hole sushi bar as well.

....do they still do comfort ladies in the imperial Japanese forces ?
 
....do they still do comfort ladies in the imperial Japanese forces ?
The Koreans could get a wee bit upset about that.
 

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