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Typhoon gets first kill....in Libya

#2
It can. Limited to PW2 LGB, 27mm strafe, and soon PW 4. Hence BFO explosion on tank compared to the rather "dainty" effects of a Brimstone strike from a GR4.

BTW, Sharkey's off again:-

"This extraordinarily expensive Typhoon/Tornado PR stunt raises the further issue of why the Tornado was carrying just one laser guided bomb. That is because the fatigue problems associated with the wing configuration of this obsolete aircraft prevent it from dropping ordnance (weapons) from its two outboard wing pylons. "

Outboard wing pylons on GR4 are dedicated to BOZ/TERMA on the starboard, and BOZ/SkyShadow on the port. If you're sticking bombs on the outboards you're as deranged as Sharkey.........
 
#5
The French don't HAVE Typhoons...Those are Rafale, the aircraft designed and built by the French to compete with Eurofighter (Typhoon). Always nice to comment sarcastically on events you don't really understand, isn't it?



Good use of my 1000th Post, methinks.
 
#8
The French don't HAVE Typhoons...Those are Rafale, the aircraft designed and built by the French to compete with Eurofighter (Typhoon). Always nice to comment sarcastically on events you don't really understand, isn't it?



Good use of my 1000th Post, methinks.
He seems to be doing that a lot.

Good 1000th post by the way.
 
#9
Inline with the Common Agricultural Policy (drafted by the French), the French have taken the multi-role capabilities of the Rafale to the limit. Indeed each and every Rafale is an independent unit.
Operators with even just one Rafale can claim 'Air Force' status and attract the same generous subsidy as a Force of 120 Typhoons.
 
#10
The French don't HAVE Typhoons...Those are Rafale, the aircraft designed and built by the French to compete with Eurofighter (Typhoon).

Good use of my 1000th Post, methinks.
My bad, you are indeed right! I wasn't aware. I thought that they were the same aircraft. Assumption being the mother of all fuckups and all that.

I incorrectly assumed that the frogs used them also, since the Germans, Italians, Spanish all have them.

They do look remarkably similar.
 
#13
Inline with the Common Agricultural Policy (drafted by the French), the French have taken the multi-role capabilities of the Rafale to the limit. Indeed each and every Rafale is an independent unit.
Operators with even just one Rafale can claim 'Air Force' status and attract the same generous subsidy as a Force of 120 Typhoons.
Sitting here sniggering at that. Thank you.

Mind you, be careful: next we'll be forced to import Rafale even though we're 100 per cent self-sufficient [sic] in air assets.
 
#14
My bad, you are indeed right! I wasn't aware. I thought that they were the same aircraft. Assumption being the mother of all fuckups and all that.

I incorrectly assumed that the frogs used them also, since the Germans, Italians, Spanish all have them.

They do look remarkably similar.
The French were involved initially with the Eurofighter project, but flounced off in a huff because nobody else wanted to make it dual Land and Naval like they did - after all, we were the UK leaders in STOVL and we will ALWAYS have STOVL carriers... anyway they buggered off, designed Rafale which has both a Land and Naval version as they wanted, and we carried on with the Land only Eurofighter.

Technically the Typhoon is the 'better' aircraft, but rather hilariously there are all sorts of ideas floating about to try re-design they airframe at great cost to be a naval fighter, and so use them on the new carriers we have that aren't STOVL...
 
#20
Carrying out a strike on Heavy Armour from 20,000ft with no Friendly Forces in the near vacinity does not make Typhoon a capable CAS platform.
When its carrying out Danger Close Strafes then possibly
Everything goes over your head doesn't it? You should move to jamaica and become a limbo dancer.

Look at the photo on my post and you will realise that, I was in fact, being sarcastic.
 

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