posted on Aug, 19 2018 @ 06:53 AM
Yes well, a HPC suffering a catastrophic failure is real cause for concern. I'm betting on it being a manufacturing defect, in which case compensation
will eventually ensue. Worse still, is this the only one? The real dilemma now is what the RAAF should do about the loss of one of its 12 new
Growlers. They either cut losses and continue with 11 airframes in future, convert one of the earlier F's we bought that were wired up as Growlers in
a "fitted for but not with" build standard, or buy a replacement G model and try and reclaim the cost from the manufacturers. Although the RAAF has a
history of bringing back aircraft from the dead I doubt this will be one of them due to how extensive the damage is.