In Service Date 2020!
chockhead819 said:they have to get the money for the squadies & everyone in combat zones from somewhere so lets buy less ships. I wish i could win the lottery & i would leave this once proud country, I hope all the do-gooders are watching us go down the shitter thanks to them.
Not_a_boffin said:A_A is bang on re coversion of land-based aircraft for carrier use. never been succesful and never will be. Buy F35C (the proper carrier based JSF) and be done with it. F18E would be nice as a fallback shame we can't get Grumman to dust off the plans for Tomcat 21.......
............ because the Apache is intended to be CAS and anti armour and attached directly to an Army Unit, as most deployed AAC assets are. It's a tank that flies. The Harrier was intended for short/medium range interdiction, recce and anti armour. It isn't particularly optimised for CAS but it's all we've got. The Air Force, while mindful of the needs of the man at the front, has a bigger picture to paint. We can't assume we'll never have to fight a symmetrical war again and the need remains to fight behind the lines of the enemy. That still means fast and agile, effective from any level.stumpy said:Totally agree. The problem is that the RAF agreed to JSF as a replacement for Harrier. But surely now we have Apache why does RAF Harrier need replacing?
Maxi_77 said:Now will that be a real announcement as to whether or not they are really going to build them, or justr the announcement of another date for an announcement.
Clouseau said:Maxi_77 said:Now will that be a real announcement as to whether or not they are really going to build them, or justr the announcement of another date for an announcement.
The Primeminister will today announce that he will intend to make an announcement that the government are going to set a date for the announcement on the intended Future Carrier announcement.