News story: RAF develops Typhoon multi-role capability

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  2. So why do they need F35's is this thing is so good?

    simple, don't want the navy having the new toy! Fu*kin spoilt brats!!!
     
  3. Not wishing to spoil a good rant; Typhoon fills the gap left by the Jaguars and the F35 will fill the gap left by the Tornadoes.
     
  4. Serious question.

    Can Typhoon be modified for carrier ops! Arrestor and the like. Or again are we looking at too much wonga?
     
  5. I think it is down to wonga, and also an extra 500kg of baggage!
     
  6. ????

    I think you'll find that the Typhoon was the replacement for the unloved F3 Air Defence variant of the Tornado which went out of service in 2011. The Tornado GR4 will soldier on for some time yet (2019 I think?) and will be replaced by a combination of the Typhoon, F35 and probably UAVs.

    The Jaguar was never adequately replaced and the loss of the GR7/9 has further eroded the RAF's CAS capability.
     

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