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Old 7th Jun 2012, 22:04
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Squirrel 41
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 932
ICBM wrote:

I think it's fair to say that if F-35B is cancelled the RN will lose both carriers. Too late to change spec again and even if it wasn't the added delay and cost would see it abandoned as fulfilling none of its raison d'Ítre. So the best hope our dark blue FW aviators now have is -B.
I rather doubt it - several billion will have been spent, and HMS QE & PoW are a bit big to be LPHs forever. They'd get converted for cats 'n' traps, which whilst embarrassing would get us back to the right answer.

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