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Originally posted by thebozeian
reply to post by RichardPrice
Isn't this just typical Richard,
The very thing we have been warned about with both the general program cost issue and the (now) lack of competition for the engine, and before the F-136 is even cold in it's grave, the sole remaining engine cost goes supersonic. At over $40M a pop I could almost buy some 4th gen aircraft for the price of the B model engine. In fact for that amount per airframe the USMC could probably do a tear down and rebuild of their current AV-8B's and get another 15-20 years out of them, helped by the thoughtful British taxpayer who provided 72 late model perfectly good Harriers for parts. With this kind of insanity maybe we deserve our collective fate?
That is absolutely gold! I like the way you think
Originally posted by looofo
This problem could be easily solved.
Let the Chinese build the plane, this would cut the costs by 5.
Just kidding. But what a waste of money... for some military games.