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If I may add a question of my own to the mix. Why is the plane called the TSR-2?
Thatcher thought about restarting the programme.
Originally posted by thebozeian
Waynos amazing? No not really, a bit obssesive perhaps. Of course only a bloody pom would be that picky over abuse of the English language. As Churchill said, " This is the sort of English up with which I shall not put!"
No Jezza! (and waynos , Canada) that is the most irresponsible thing any ally of the US could say. If Canada the UK & Australia had gone their own way then who would the Americans have sold all those aircraft too? Who's aerospace industries would NOT have been hobbled?
Hang on... Australia, Canada and Britain are all on the JSF project, and none of us is entirely happy with the way the project is being run or what we might get. If we band together, maybe with Japan? We might be able to develop an acceptable alternative to the F-35 and.... "BAAANGG!!" I have just been shot for heresy, placed in Guantanamo, or declared a left wing crazy. Take your pick.
Originally posted by waynos
The highest sequential mark number ever applied to a UK aircraft was the Spitfire F.24, with the other, non sequential numbers applied (ie Seafire F.45-47 etc, this means that there were 28 marks of Spitfire overall (earlier Seafire models were number within the main sequence) which is more than there are letters in the alphabet, so, theoretically, where would the US system go after "F-15Z" (ie Eagle F.26)?
[edit on 11-7-2007 by waynos]