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Old 10th Jan 2011, 19:34
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draken55
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kilmarnock,United Kingdom
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"What they refer too is the first model of the Typhoon Aircraft, the Batch 1 The standard of aircraft is far from standard against the normal production (Block 8) aircraft produced today in handling, performance and also in the standard avionic systems fitted."

So we just delete the Tranche 1 airframes as they don't have bells and whistles? Remind me, what was the spec for Typhoon before all this swing role stuff was added!

Short of an attack by the Russians, what do we really need to defend UK airspace against the potential threat in the near future? Hawks would probably suffice!

If this nonsense has any basis in fact, the RAF will deserve to end up with smaller and smaller numbers of FJ's that are always being updated due to their impending obsolesence
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