News story: UK stealth fighters base announced

Discussion in 'MoD News' started by MoD_RSS, Mar 25, 2013.

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  2. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    This is the same Lighting aircraft that is well behind schedule and greatly over budget?

    Never let the facts get in the way of a good press release.

  3. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    There was, is and shall forever only be one Lightning worth bothering with.

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  4. B_AND_T

    B_AND_T LE Book Reviewer

    Amen to that!
  5. Mind you , with the price of kerosene these days , the " old " Lightning would bankrupt the country quicker than Ed Balls....
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  6. Wasn't the original Lightening a jet engine with two wings strapped on and a pilot black nastied on the front?
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  7. I don't think there was ever any doubt that Marham would be found another role... we couldn't have Sandringham Airport closing when the Tonka goes out of service, could we?
  8. I saw one a few days ago at BAE in Lancashite................. stealth capability is said to be better than the B2
    heres a photo I took of in in flight

    :joker: Sky.jpg
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  9. I understood the USAF loved war games with the old Lightning as it has such limited endurance - they.. shot... them out the skies as they RTU.d having bingoed their fuel...
  10. I think it was two jet engines,
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  11. Two jet engines mounted vertically, and external tanks on the upper part of the wing, wonder what the designers had been smoking? Went like snot though.
  12. in the same way that lechuers will keep open a bit for the golf.
  13. Cold_Collation

    Cold_Collation LE Book Reviewer

    "Take off, reach the airfield boundary and then request tanker support..."
  14. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Where does this leave RNA Yeovilton, I wonder.
  15. Same as ever, rotary ... Wildcrap and Commando Merlins.