Typhoon to be equipped with cannon.

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  1. Daily Telegraph Link

    The decision not to equip the Typhoon with the 27mm cannon has now been overruled.

  2. Where do these cnuts get there info from, the A10 has got a 30mm cannon not a 27mm, I know its fairly close but please!
  3. Err, the Typhoon gun is a 27mm. No, it's not the same one.
  4. It reminds me of the USAF's decision not to put a gun in the Phantom prior to Vietnam.
  5. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    The Typhoon does already have the gun fitted (a 27mm Mauser) but the muzzle is faired over.They found it too expensive to remove it & fit a ballast instead & to re-writ the FBW software.So they left it in!
  6. I just checked the paper and it says that the A10 has a 30mm cannon. For some reason the online version is incorrect.
  7. Roger!
  8. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    OK - now we are agreed that they got it wrong in the story line.......

    Good to see that the RAF realises that the PBI actually requires a little help every now and agin
  9. It's perhaps worth remembering that when the Treasury caps the budget, the serials at the bottom of the pain and grief list take a hit. I hope money has been added to allow the gun and not transferred from something else on the penalty list.
  10. But I bet it won't be.
  11. I'm just surprised they decided that it needed both wings. I bet they could have saved even more by only having one :D

    .........or better yet, they could have cancelled it years ago, It has been obvious since the early 90s that that we were unlikely to need a really top notch air-defence fighter any more.

    .........next big waste of money - Trident replacement. No complex replacement needed. If we do need a Nuc then all we need is somthing very simple, it does not need to be 100% fool-proof, just enough of a threat. - See N Korea. Not even tested one but the threat is stopping action against them.
  12. I'd be very surprised if the RAF didn't fight tooth and nail to have a functioning cannon in the first place. The pilots who will be flying the Typhoon will no doubt be quite pleased to have something to use when they've shot off all the missiles!
  13. Fighter without a gun - moronic, akin to deciding that armies no longer need specialist infantry! Trouble with common sense is that it isn't all that common!
  14. but are they going to buy ammo and the loading kit for it :twisted:
  15. In a lot of ways this is a rehash of an old story regarding this airframe - why on earth it has taken so long for sense to prevail is beyond me - it would be akin in the civvy world to BA procuring an aircraft and saying - it's great but no seats please as passengers cost the airline too much.

    For fcuk's sake what has gone wrong? I'd like to say its all in the last few years - but whenever did the Forces get the money they need to be fit for role in peacetime - I joined when we had a force structure which was fit for the role we have now - pity it was chopped as a result of a peace dividend, which from the number of tours we are doing is - as we all know - total bollox.