bobp wrote:topman wrote:Four C-17s
When you deploy overseas you need to take a lot of ground support equipment, and other spares with you, and also the squadron ground crew and their baggage, and of course weapons. So 4 C17's is pretty normal.
inch wrote:Personally I think it's top brass scared of the pc brigade and it's just perthetic ,what a total joke ,is this the state of the rn top brass today ,we are doomed , think other countries must laugh at us
Repulse wrote:Understand, but the value of the F35b is to fly from the CVFs.
Tempest414 wrote:topman wrote:and that cycle would continue each year?
As long as the jets are available and what the carrier is being sent to do
Caribbean wrote:topman wrote:Not sure where you get occasional foray from?
I said "occasional expeditionary forays". I don't consider operating from an established overseas RAF airbase (Cyprus, Falklands, etc) as "expeditionary".