Timmymagic wrote:Pity there isn't a wide angle of this without the dais. Tornado, Typhoon T3, F-35 and Tempest mockup together...
some poor sod had to polish that floor....
ArmChairCivvy wrote:Lord Jim wrote: But my point is still valid, the RAF really only has to worry about training personnel for forward as it should be backed up by industry at depth.
... and mine (,too)
- considering that "the industry" is mainly somewhere else when the F-35 overtakes the Tiffie as the backbone for the RAF fastjet force
topman wrote:Lord Jim wrote:You're right, I keep forgetting depth is basically what was 2nd to 4th line whereas forward is what was 1st line. But my point is still valid, the RAF really only has to worry about training personnel for forward as it should be backed up by industry at depth.
don't forget that whoever they work for in depth they still need training and we don't pay that cost directly but it is something we need to understand the cost of.
Lord Jim wrote:o yes we need to continue to look to new technologies, but we mustn't start investing in every scheme that someone may suggest.
Simon82 wrote:Stormshadow certainly would have been a very big lump to hang under an F-35 wing! I believe that particular plan has been abandoned now though.
shark bait wrote:so no real loss.
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