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Originally posted by FredT
Originally posted by waynos
It would be nice to think that we really had built a genuine stealth strike aircraft here in the UK but I guess I'm just an old cynic.
I spent a while trying to find links between BAE and The Avenger II. The first pic on the link looks like a really short F-22. This type of plane makes perfect sence for the Brits to own assuming they can fit it in thier budget. The dates are off, but what if they continued on with the Avenger II project with a few mods? Alot of the development work was done. The concept worked. It was canceled because the contractor and the AF had lied an hidden massive cost overruns.
This also could explain the reports of Aircraft like the TR-3A Manta Flying in conjunction with the F-117 in the gulf?????
[edit on 9-8-2004 by FredT]
but the UK is considering obtaining a long range strike or bomber capability in view of how the most recent conflicts have panned out and the likelihood of future conflicts going the same way, one scheme even envisages using C-17's or A400's as cruise missile launchers
Originally posted by WestPoint23
C-17 OMG are you serious
why not just build a new long-range bomber it doesn't have to have stealth.
waynos you don't know that a stealth bombers is being evaluated because its still top secret
But I wouldn't put it past the brats to have something like the F-117.
Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
The USAF looked seriously at 747's as cruise missile carriers.....did that cause you to gasp a drama queen-like "OMG!" too?
Originally posted by CTRDude
The aircraft mentioned earlier flying at 0400 will be the BAe 146 passenger plane taking staff from Warton to Germany (daily shuttle for BAe staff).
Originally posted by RAB
And have seen some very interesting stuff of late triangle's but more than likley to be the Typhoon out of leeming.
Hope it's HALO / FOAS!