Harriers to be scrapped

#3
Tough to believe this is the same Tory party that helped lead us to victory in a pretty major war not too long back.

The Ebay link on another thread says it all really - scrapping defence to pay for old biddies popping pills at a GP surgery and throwing benefits at the work shy for years on end.

Feel a little bit nautious reading all this - still got Ark Royal as the wallpaper on the PC here.
 
#4
I might be missing something here (very likely as I don't really have a scooby about these things) but I can't see why they're scrapping harriers and keeping tornados.
I'm sure I read somewhere that they're being kept for Afghanistan but if Harriers are capable of operating in Afghanistan and from CVS which surely gives your more options than a purely land based aircaft.

Any WAFU types able to clear this up for me?
 
#5
K640 said:
I might be missing something here (very likely as I don't really have a scooby about these things) but I can't see why they're scrapping harriers and keeping tornados.
I'm sure I read somewhere that they're being kept for Afghanistan but if Harriers are capable of operating in Afghanistan and from CVS which surely gives your more options than a purely land based aircaft.

Any WAFU types able to clear this up for me?
Harriers operated a hell of a lot better in the Stan!!! 8O

Don't need the 20 mile plus turning circle the the Tornado does.
 
#6
K640 said:
I might be missing something here (very likely as I don't really have a scooby about these things) but I can't see why they're scrapping harriers and keeping tornados.
I'm sure I read somewhere that they're being kept for Afghanistan but if Harriers are capable of operating in Afghanistan and from CVS which surely gives your more options than a purely land based aircaft.

Any WAFU types able to clear this up for me?

The answer is very simple dear boy.

Harrier: Not fast and sexy, may require RAF types to sally forth on nasty, smelly and cramped ships.

Tornado: Fast and sexy. Will never require RAF types to sally forth on nasty, smelly and cramped ships.


RAF machinations at their finest.
 
#7
Dont forget, the only major representation on the SDSR board was the Army. Makes you wonder whether the Navy was even sufficiently represented during the review
 
#8
Take a leaf out of the through deck cruiser.

rename the harrier

Fast attack manoeverable levitation device

That should do it.

BTW

No Carriers.... no Wafu's ....upside to everything
 

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