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Old 5th Aug 2021, 10:48
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
If I recall correctly, the French objections at the time were the priority of Germany, UK and Italy for primarily an Interceptor. The French wanted to place emphasis on a Ground Attack aircraft. As things now stand, both airframes can do anything well enough, a bit like the latest Block F-16s.

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Weight was also an issue as the French wanted an aircraft that was carrier compatible, which meant a lighter aircraft than the UK would accept (1000Kg difference if I recall correctly)
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