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This is not what we wanted to hear.

Further to the previous story, we now a former Chief of Defence staff saying:

He denied that it was humiliating for Britain not to have its own jets ready when it comes into service because the ships could be used for different functions such as carrying helicopters or troops. 67 more words

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What have we kept saying....

So more proof that the F35 was at best folly, and at worst the biggest waste of money since the Brabazon:

The Royal Navy may ask US squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier following delays to its new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight has learned. 464 more words

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Looks like its all inevitable, not too late to cancel though….

(Thanks to FlightGlobal)

F-35B makes first flight with UK weapons


LONDON… 297 more words

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

P-38 World War II American fighter

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was а World War II American fighter aircraft built bу Lockheed. Developed tо а United Ѕtаtеs Army Air Corps requirement, thе P-38 hаd distinctive twin booms аnd а single, central nacelle соntаіnіng thе cockpit аnd armament. 533 more words


AV8B Harrier upgrades

I’m indebted to a Facebook entry from chum Paul Yates detailing this:


(Or click on this link):

Marine Corps Harrier Upgrade

The US are incorporating avionic and weapon upgrades to keep their Harriers in service until 2015. 9 more words

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MOD set to order its first production batch of Lightning II Combat Aircraft

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today announced that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reached agreement in principle on an order for the first production batch of four Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers and RAF land bases. 289 more words

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