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Typhoons to be scrapped in 2015

Old 11th Jan 2011, 08:11
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Good to see so many people actually understanding the difficulties of a) multinational development b) 4th Gen obsolescence!
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Old 12th Jan 2011, 18:29
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Its took me a whilst to think of a reply to your post
And you probably shouldnt have bothered.

Spectators need not apply..
And there was me thinking your logon was ironic!

We're all spectators, watching idiots throw away billions of pounds, and since its billions of pounds of our money, we have input into the debate. Not enough, I grant you. Trying to stop the idiots wasting billions more is probably a vain hope.

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Old 13th Jan 2011, 01:55
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Japan and Germany, who are both more successful and richer than us do perfectly well with such aircraft types, and without aircraft carriers!
The Japanese contract out their defence to the Americans. The Japanese also have a larger navy, air force and army than the UK.
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Old 13th Jan 2011, 10:10
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And if Typhoon export drive succedes could the RAF be left with Tranche 1 aircraft it can't affort to refit.
Would say they are unlikley to be scrapped the odd 1 will become a gate guard/Museum exhibit the best will probably be sold to BaE who will refurbish them and flog them to someone.
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