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originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: RadioRobert
Afterburner-less F135s until it gets re-engined with ADVENTs in the 2030s?
originally posted by: RadioRobert
.a reply to: Blackfinger
They never should have cancelled the F136 (F120, for that matter) but it's water under the bridge now. They should have funded both, concurrently, bought lots of both, along with encouraging derivative work off both cores, and hoped one of them strikes gold somewhere along the line. But here's where we're at. Who knew that GE's promising advances with the variable cycle F120 would actually put them behind the eightball for the next forty-years because of belt-tightening and sequestration? Extremely unlucky timing.