posted on May, 3 2005 @ 06:08 AM
At the moment the Raptor will be limited to under 200 production units, they will be relieying on the F35 to take up the strain for the units that the
As for the Topic. I trully believe that the UK industry would be more than capable at producing a high quality deep strike aircraft. I for one believe
that the fact that we haven't is the dependant on the sodding yanks giving us, or suggesting what we need, now I for one will say that the americans
sure as hell know how to build them, but I would prefer to put my trust in some thing british rather than foreign, much in the same way that the
americans had to do a public ad campaign when they selected the EH101 for Marine 1.
I agree that for a front line fighter the Typhoon is grand, any thing other than that, we are screwed. It just wasn't designed with the legs or the
arms for the deep peneration role, sure it might be able to do it with a third world country with tanker support, but once we get into a situation
were the opposing forces have some thing newer than a P51 Mustang the RAF are going to have either a operation short fall or a load of tankers and
fighters hitting the ground.
I Like the FOAS project so far, although I would still like to see some thing more tangible than pictures.
There is always hope lads.
[edit on 3-5-2005 by gooseuk]