RAF Typhoon jets 'grounded owing to spares shortages'

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I'm sure it's probably been said already, but isn't the ground attack role/close support role exactly what the recently axed harrier and it's pilots excelled at?
 
#3
I'm sure it's probably been said already, but isn't the ground attack role/close support role exactly what the recently axed harrier and it's pilots excelled at?
Precisely! However, keeping Harriers did not please the RAF because the Royal Navy had some. As for the 'judgement' of the politicians involved in the decision - words fail me.
 
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I think you'll find if you look closely that our aerial adventures by that Libyan city on the coast wouldn't at all be helped by parking Ark and her Harriers just off shore. Good on call times, mega unpredictable and people and a plane trained especially specifically for that job.

Err ......

I'll get my coat
 
#5
What a wonderous age we live in....
 
#6
Isquared, thats a load of bollox, both the RN and RAF had Harriers for decades without problems. Furthermore the Harrier was popular with the pilots.
 

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