Lord Jim wrote:Isn't the RAF looking into multi-munition adapters of the Typhoon to increase its load out of both A2G and A2A munitions?
Timmymagic wrote: triple racks for Spear and Brimstone. Looks like the rack for the Spear and Brimstone will be procured.
handal wrote:Does it really matter if the Tranch 1 can't do A2G...if it can do this..?
ArmChairCivvy wrote:How different are the dimensions for those? I.e.can the same solution serve for both?
Lord Jim wrote:Originally ASRAMM was displayed carried on three round launchers at Farnborough, and even earlier mocked up in double launch tubes with retractable end caps..
SW1 wrote:Typhoon has been carrying 4 bvr missiles (amraam) 4 Asraam 2/3 tanks and a gun since it took over QRA from the tornado in about 2006!
SW1 wrote:Tranche 1 typhoon does have a Air to ground capability as was demonstrated during operations in Libya
Timmymagic wrote: I suspect 2 is the usual loadout, but as the RAF wanted the best possible picture for this QRA with Meteor they hung an extra 2 on.
In fact the QRA didn't intercept anything
Timmymagic wrote:SW1 wrote:Typhoon has been carrying 4 bvr missiles (amraam) 4 Asraam 2/3 tanks and a gun since it took over QRA from the tornado in about 2006!
To be fair the 4 x Asraam loadout is unusual, usually its 2 x Asraam. I suspect 2 is the usual loadout, but as the RAF wanted the best possible picture for this QRA with Meteor they hung an extra 2 on.
In fact the QRA didn't intercept anything....all rather convenient....
abc123 wrote:I think that the Spain might go UK route and buy small Joint Lightning Force, say 30-40, so that they can have 8-10 F-35B for JCI, and another squadron for Air Force. In that case just B-variant buy makes sense.
abc123 wrote:How do they use their T1 Typhoons? 13 of them IIRC.
Lord Jim wrote:A lot depends on what Germany does. If they go ahead with an additional purchase of Tranche 3B+ then I could see Spain following suit, with them buying enough for at least one possibly two squadrons. The Tranche 1s would be retained and probably go down to the Canaries to replace the EF-18s there, leaving four or five squadrons on the mainland. I seriously cannot see them buying more than 14 F-35Bs to re-equip their Naval air wing and very unlikely they will purchase any F-35A for the Airforce.
Lord Jim wrote:They only bought that number of AV-8As and AV-8Bs in the past, and with funding tight I cannot see them change their attitude to carrier jet numbers that are procured. They might however join up with Italy for deep maintenance capabilities.
Lord Jim wrote:Well Typhoon will give them that, especially if the Spanish follow the development path for the platform. The F-16 is really at the end of its evolution whereas the Typhoon is in reality still at the beginning.
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