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UK unveils new next generation fighter jet, the 'Tempest'

Old 18th Jul 2018, 14:26
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Originally Posted by PDR1
That's OK - the significant features of the F35 were all plagiarised from Hawker's P1216 anyway...



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...and that was copied from the Luftwaffe '46 fantasy art site in the first place
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 17:10
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Tornado, Typhoon, Tempest seems pretty good to me.

I suppose Hurricane works too.

But if you want fart humour and a letter T…..
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 18:14
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I guess the most Famous "super" Typhoon names were those "Divine Winds" associated with wrecking the Mongol fleets trying to invade Japan in the late 13th Century.
Can't see that name catching on though.
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Originally Posted by Jackonicko
Tornado, Typhoon, Tempest seems pretty good to me.

I suppose Hurricane works too.

But if you want fart humour and a letter T…..

"Trump"
In fitting in with the naming convention, they should call it the "Tad Breezy"

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Old 18th Jul 2018, 20:32
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Grrr Let's not become too exercised about it chaps

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Thunder Bolt.....errrrr....sorry taken already......so how's about Thunder Mug!
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'Tis obvious the ideas team dedicated to cocking the snook towards our 'European friends' having noted we were to be cold shouldered on the development of a new Euro fighter decided to set a metaphorical hare running along 'suck it and see' lines. They may be entirely serious but then again may not. As to proposed early budget, mere chickenfeed in the world of realpolitik
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Old 18th Jul 2018, 23:55
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Actually, planform wise it seems to have more than a little in common with the YF-23.... no tail wings?
And that seat is very upright...
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 03:10
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The bit of Leonardo involved is what we used to call Selex, and before that GEC-Marconi. They're based in Scotland…..

While the relevant bit of MBDA is based in Stevenage…..
Well yes and the parent company is Italian. (BAE has branches in the USA and Australia are they not part of BAE?)
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Old 19th Jul 2018, 06:05
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Prankster, that was considered with its predecessor too but no objection was raised. Then when we were asked to send in names for station callsigns my boss selected Typhoon. Never thought it would be accepted, but it was.
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 09:26
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Originally Posted by bakerlite, post: 8687668, member: 47663
FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - Britain will invest 2 billion pounds to 2025 to develop a fighter jet called Tempest that could be used with pilots or as a drone, its defence minister said on Monday, unveiling a life-sized model of the new stealthy warplane.


UK to invest 2 billion pounds in new fighter programme through 2025

U.K. to Unveil 'Tempest' Fighter Jet Model for Post-Brexit World




The Daily Star has a photo, if you don't mind them trawling through your computer.

BREAKING: Britain unveils new futuristic fighter jet TEMPEST – and it can fly UNMANNED




Laughingly I am on business here at FIAS2018 and didnt see the Tempest till the tuesday so here are my photos of the beast. I even sat inside it and had a go on the VR ..good luck to BAE on it.
















































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Old 20th Jul 2018, 09:54
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Interesting profile. With the line underneath the chine, below the cockpit, perhaps they should’ve gone with “Pelican”.
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 11:25
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking
I know I’m not surprised but threads like this take on a familiar pattern.

It’ll never be as good as a TSR2/Phantom/Hunter. It’s ugly. We won’t get enough. It’ll be rubbish. I wouldn’t have done it like that. Etc, etc ad infinitum.

Clearly I am wired differently to lots of people on this forum. When I read the article I think ‘brilliant, a new fighter’. It shows forethought and ambition with a fair amount of commitment to it so far.

As for the piloted/unpiloted mix I think it makes perfect sense. The mothership and drone concept is not new. It should actually excite us not scare us.

Anyway, I expect I’ll be a lonely voice amongst the masses but why not try to see the positives. If nothing else it shows that my kids may get to be fighter pilots after all.

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As ever Bob, those that still serve seem to bring a little more intelligence to the forum.
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Old 20th Jul 2018, 15:00
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Looking at the space/volume available in the forward fuselage suggests that someone is serious with the design; form following function and all that.
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Please tell me those little white markings on the upper fuselage surface are not boom receptacle doors......
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Please tell me those little white markings on the upper fuselage surface are not boom receptacle doors......
Vertical launched missile bay doors. Well did anyone else see any evidence of how it will be armed?
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The return of Schräge Musik?
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Old 21st Jul 2018, 11:13
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MPN, at least we do name them. The cuz both names and numbers but never seem to use the name. I suppose 'Strato . . ' was as much Boeings as USAF.

What would you suggest?
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The Landing Gear will be easy to sort out as it looks like it is the same as the Tornado gear, plenty of spares around, and Tech Pubs will be a lot of cut and paste from Tornado manuals, should allow money to be spent on other things.
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Old 21st Jul 2018, 11:49
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator
MPN, at least we do name them. The cuz both names and numbers but never seem to use the name. I suppose 'Strato . . ' was as much Boeings as USAF.

What would you suggest?
Random stab and offered by you earlier ... Thunder

At least it begins with T, and is weather-related
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