a reply to: theabsolutetruth
Just came back from riat today, I was satisfied but no way was it like the air shows 10-15 years ago. Gutting not to see the f35 as I never got a
chance to see the raptor either. However I would like to send the f35 at some point so fingers crossed
Cheers for the updates Zaph .. I can only think that the Royal Navy made a mistake moth balling the harriers before the f35 was even close to being
finished. Would I be right or moth balling the harriers was a plan that had to be done when it did
I am amazed they are still operational, obviously STOVL is crucial to the Marine Corps capability. I have heard a few stories years ago from a Staff
Sergeant who was in a Harrier squad early in his career. The fact they are expected to be operational for another decade, perhaps longer says a lot
about their squadron's maintenance team.
I was under the impression the F-35 had some success with sea trials on the USS Wasp. I can imagine the top brass is more than a little frustrated by
the constant setbacks the F-35 faces.
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