Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by RCT(V), Jun 16, 2011.
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I did do a quick SEARCH, and found nothing already posted concerning this!
We could probably have a whip-round and buy them for the greater glory of ARRSE.
A defense article printed in the Sun, quoting an ex minister and another long retired Admiral. I wouldn't jump to confuse this with accurate reporting.
The way I heard it, the Harriers are as shagged out as a rack of 1960s issue SLRs, and the pilots have all signed off due to overwork and general frustration. But then again, I could have just made that up...
At least they're not being sold to a future enemy. I hope.....
Never mind, if there is any truth in it...we could always lease them back.
Don't feel bad. It didn't turn up when I searched either.
Weren't the Harriers all knackered after a lot of being flogged round Afghanistan in recent times?
What defence capability should be cut to bring them back then?
There's a desperate shortage of peanuts, you know. The price has shot up, maybe the Govt has pulled a good deal on this.
See:Decision to axe Harrier is "bonkers". - PPRuNe Forums
And no they are:
a)Not shagged - see here or here
b)Not being sold in this way (see MoD denies sale of Harriers to US - Defence Management)
Which just leaves 'so what should we get rid of to pay for them then'.
The sooner people face facts that there's no money and keeping Tornado probably made more sense than Harrier the better really.
And I thought the Americans were training birds of prey and had got confused.
Harrier - Ideal for light duty bombing of sand people and donkeys in countries that don't have an air force.
Tornados - Ideal for heavy duty bombing of grown ups in countries that have an air force. Can also do light duty bombing of sand people and donkeys in countries that don't have an air force..
You cut your budget and makes your choices.
500k for a shagged airframe seems a good deal to me!
You've met the ex-wife, then?
i'd buy chuck norris
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