BBC News - F-35 fighter jet fleet grounded by Pentagon

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  1. I suspect there is probably just about enough time to sort the problem out
     
  2. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    Is it not a good thing the Yanks find and solve all the teething problems before we get them?
     
  3. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    The path of true love never did run smooth ..
     
  4. The guy that wrote the article, is a Numpty trying to compare it with a Harrier..quote With a top speed of 1,200mph (1,930km/h), the F-35 can fly almost twice as fast as the Harrier, while it also has radar transparency and stealth capabilities - the Harrier had neither.
     
  5. Avro Arrow

    If you did not see the recent TV documentary on the mid 1950s Canadian Avro Arrow, its worth a look.lots on google.
    I had never ever heard of this aircraft, shades of TSR2, Nimrod etc.
    There are people in Canada who want their government to resurrect this and use it instead of the F35.
     
  6. All part of being in the 'flight test' phase development!

    Teething problems - typical media hype.

    Back to bed said Zebidee!
     
  7. A bit of a fuss about a cracked engine blade,roll on the rugby this afternoon.
     
  8. Pity they didn't find those Spitfires in Burma. Would have filled the gap.
     
  9. Pity the RN did not hold on to their Harriers. They could have at least served on the two new carriers until this engine problem (or F35 other teething problems) has been sorted out. Instead of selling them to the US marines for spare parts.

    Harrier jump-jets sold 'for peanuts' - Telegraph
     
  10. wet_blobby

    wet_blobby War Hero Moderator

    We haven't got 40 year old harriers anymore...when did this travesty occur?
     
  11. Where are you basing this knowledge? Is it the Sun? Is it any newspaper that maybe your problem.
     
  12. The Harrier was with a doubt a superb aircraft - in it's day - but that is not now.

    The new Carriers and the new RN need an aircraft of today to fight whoever the bad guys are today and tomorrow. We have to learn to let go of the past and continue to take technology forwards.

    Dinosaurs please take heed!
     
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  13. Fast forward 10 years and I bet you Cameron is saying in hindsight we should have kept the harriers and ditched the tornado!
     
  14. image.jpg Sad sight^^\\\\\\\'
     
  15. Good job we removed the engines Scouse, or were they exported from Liverpool?
     
  16. image.jpg Still going strong in theUSMC
     

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