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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: BigTrain
In the long term, existing designs that never made it past either wind tunnel or proof of concept stages. There are several in that pile that would fit well, and since much of the development has been done, it would help keep costs down.
originally posted by: CrapAsUsual
a reply to: bra1nwash
"These planes aren't difficult to fly."
The even fly by themselves but how about communications, systems, judgement, physical strength?
In war times the markets close. You need rare earths from china, would they sell it to you? You need chips from Korea, will you get them? If one of these super advanced microchip factories is levelled, ow long to replace it?
Its not so simple as you think.