"Lightning II" Makes Maiden Flight

#6
Oil_Slick said:
MoD haven't even decided wether to go with Dave B or Dave C yet…
Eh? I though they were all over the B version?
I would rather they went for the C, but then I have some common sense.
 
#8
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
MoD haven't even decided wether to go with Dave B or Dave C yet…
Eh? I though they were all over the B version?
I would rather they went for the C, but then I have some common sense.

RAF is interested in the F-35C as a follow on to the GR4's
 
#10
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
MoD haven't even decided wether to go with Dave B or Dave C yet…
Eh? I though they were all over the B version?
I would rather they went for the C, but then I have some common sense.

RAF is interested in the F-35C as a follow on to the GR4's
Isnt that what the Eurofighter is for?
I was talking to a crab and he said that the Eurofighter was designed to be an aircraft against the MIG's as we didn't have anything that could match them for Agility and Speed. Don't know how true that is though.
 
#11
stupot1988 said:
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
MoD haven't even decided wether to go with Dave B or Dave C yet…
Eh? I though they were all over the B version?
I would rather they went for the C, but then I have some common sense.

RAF is interested in the F-35C as a follow on to the GR4's
Isnt that what the Eurofighter is for?
I was talking to a crab and he said that the Eurofighter was designed to be an aircraft against the MIG's as we didn't have anything that could match them for Agility and Speed. Don't know how true that is though.
Well its true the Typhoon is a great A2A platform, but its also good in the ground attack roll, so its replaced the G4.

Or thats how I understood it.
 
#12
VarSity said:
stupot1988 said:
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
MoD haven't even decided wether to go with Dave B or Dave C yet…
Eh? I though they were all over the B version?
I would rather they went for the C, but then I have some common sense.

RAF is interested in the F-35C as a follow on to the GR4's
Isnt that what the Eurofighter is for?
I was talking to a crab and he said that the Eurofighter was designed to be an aircraft against the MIG's as we didn't have anything that could match them for Agility and Speed. Don't know how true that is though.
Well its true the Typhoon is a great A2A platform, but its also good in the ground attack roll, so its replaced the G4.

Or thats how I understood it.
No. GR4 programme is mod-ing 140-odd airframes for deep strike out to 2020 or so. Typhoo is replacing F3 and the Jag.

Magic Mushroom will heve the definitive steer.
 

penrecon

Lantern Swinger
#13
stupot1988 said:
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
MoD haven't even decided wether to go with Dave B or Dave C yet…
Eh? I though they were all over the B version?
I would rather they went for the C, but then I have some common sense.

RAF is interested in the F-35C as a follow on to the GR4's
Isnt that what the Eurofighter is for?
I was talking to a crab and he said that the Eurofighter was designed to be an aircraft against the MIG's as we didn't have anything that could match them for Agility and Speed. Don't know how true that is though.
The Eurofighter was built to meet a requirement dating back to the Cold War days and really is outdated in that it's designed to meet a threat that is arguably no longer there.
 
#14
Apparently the F35B, a stealth fighter-bomber, made a conventional take-off and landing, and climbed to 15,000 feet (4,572 metres) for a series of handling, engine and other systems checks. It landed successfully after 46 minutes in the air.Air Commodore Mark Green, MOD Joint Combat Aircraft team leader, said:"This is a great achievement by Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Pratt and Whitney and Rolls Royce - they should be congratulated for their endeavours. "

Forgive me for being old fashioned but why should anyone be congratulated? The truth of the matter is this aircraft is overweight but more importantly cannot take off or land vertically. Pratt and Whitney are now required to completely redesign the engine as the present one is incapable of powering the Rolls Royce lift fan without failure.

Have a nice day Woos
IDOITDEEPER
 
#15
IDOITDEEPER said:
Apparently the F35B, a stealth fighter-bomber, made a conventional take-off and landing, and climbed to 15,000 feet (4,572 metres) for a series of handling, engine and other systems checks. It landed successfully after 46 minutes in the air.Air Commodore Mark Green, MOD Joint Combat Aircraft team leader, said:"This is a great achievement by Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems, Pratt and Whitney and Rolls Royce - they should be congratulated for their endeavours. "

Forgive me for being old fashioned but why should anyone be congratulated? The truth of the matter is this aircraft is overweight but more importantly cannot take off or land vertically. :toilet: Thats brill!! lets get the cats and arrestor wires and blast deflectors and new carrier in service then it will just be like the "good old days" :thumright: have i died and gone to heaven? :salut: wafu forever :whew: ps it wont be as heavy as the Bucc and what an ICON was that!!!

Have a nice day Woos
IDOITDEEPER
 
#16
VarSity said:
stupot1988 said:
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
VarSity said:
Oil_Slick said:
MoD haven't even decided wether to go with Dave B or Dave C yet…
Eh? I though they were all over the B version?
I would rather they went for the C, but then I have some common sense.

RAF is interested in the F-35C as a follow on to the GR4's
Isnt that what the Eurofighter is for?
I was talking to a crab and he said that the Eurofighter was designed to be an aircraft against the MIG's as we didn't have anything that could match them for Agility and Speed. Don't know how true that is though.
Well its true the Typhoon is a great A2A platform, but its also good in the ground attack roll, so its replaced the G4.

Or thats how I understood it.

Typhoon has short legs and is not stealthy.

RAF is looking at the F-35C for it's long range, first day of the war strike capability.
 

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