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Old 9th Mar 2013, 16:38
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Old 9th Mar 2013, 16:45
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I am working on a magazine article about the current FAA pilots who are on exchange tours.
One of the pilots, who is currently with the French Navy, has told me that towards the end of the Year, he and a couple of others will transfer to the USMC to fly AV/8Bs...........That's if plans don't change....
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Old 22nd Aug 2016, 14:12
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Hello my friends, my name is Cesar Mercado Alva, from Lima Peru... and i want to write a message to Mr. John Farley...
can someone tell him about me ?

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Old 24th Aug 2016, 15:38
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Old 24th Aug 2016, 20:38
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I want to write some mail or message to John Farley.... can someone help me tell him about a Peruvian is try to write him?

Mi email es [email protected]

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Old 25th Aug 2016, 17:58
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Thanks but im no allowed to send private messages.
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Old 29th Aug 2016, 23:22
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Thanks but im no allowed to send private messages.
I've sent John a private message with links to your posts.
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 17:38
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 18:24
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Originally Posted by Peter-RB View Post
one of the best A/C we Brits ever had, short sighted Politics and those who preach such sh 1 te got rid well before their sell by date.
I'll preface this by saying that I was a Harrier and SHAR man at Kingston/Dunsfold/Farnborough for 23 years, and the sight of one still swells my chest with pride, but we need to be realistic.

The SHAR in its FA2 guise had grown to a weight that was a serious operational limitation for maritime (vertical landing) operations. The only way this issue could be addressed was to fit the "big" 11-61 engine, and that entailed a leap into the unknown because it had never flown behind a Harrier-I intake. It also only had a single generator fit where blue-water operations demanded a twin-generator fit with consequent risk in unproven gearbox changes. All of this could be done, but the associated engineering and clearances came with a huge price tag.

At the same time it was becoming clear that to "play" in a NATO battlespace you needed SIFF, and as well as being an expensive upgrade in its own right, fitting SIFF to the SHAR needed the core computer upgrade (that was coming with the JTIDS integration, but was still expensive) and it also needed a colour main display in the cockpit. With the displays available at the time a colour display simply wouldn't fit without putting a bulge in the fuselage skin in front of the windscreen, and there were lots of reasons why this was likely to have serious side effects.

So to keep the SHAR in service at that particular time needed a large investment with a disproportionately high technical risk. So it was regrettably deemed unaffordable. It was a real shame, but a rational review would (I'm sure) still come to the same conclusions.

€0.03 supplied,

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