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by sunstersun
30 Nov 2021, 23:40
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Scimitar54 wrote: 30 Nov 2021, 06:34 Attempting take-off with the brakes on ?
Yup. Covers are still on T_T
by sunstersun
30 Nov 2021, 04:07
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

well it was nice knowing the maint crew i guess.

off to the tower.
by sunstersun
26 Nov 2021, 16:37
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Define what you mean by better? Perhaps they are aiming for a product which is less susceptible to the whims of the US defence production act. Perhaps also looking at national industries they consider vital like propulsion, sensor, complex weapons and material science that cannot survive in the def...
by sunstersun
26 Nov 2021, 04:51
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Define what you mean by better? Perhaps they are aiming for a product which is less susceptible to the whims of the US defence production act. Perhaps also looking at national industries they consider vital like propulsion, sensor, complex weapons and material science that cannot survive in the def...
by sunstersun
25 Nov 2021, 20:26
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

How much cost/time do you think it would take France/Germany to build an aircraft similar to the F-35?

Tempest and FCAS is aiming for better I'd assume.
by sunstersun
25 Nov 2021, 20:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Isn't the F35 with Aircraft, whereas Tempest will just be one. I suspect Tempest will be far cheaper that $50bn to develop, but it will need Italy on board or some overseas order. Yeah, but F-35 was after the F-117A and F-22. Sure probably cheaper, but there's also the raw power of money flood. Eve...
by sunstersun
25 Nov 2021, 20:13
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Meriv9 wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 18:37 Because of technological leapfrog strategy from the US.

But if we use ready to use Tech without the need to surpass the chinese by two generations the cost and complexity goes down a lot.

Well gee, I hope combat capability is a consideration.
by sunstersun
25 Nov 2021, 18:35
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

The Tempest program has no realistic shot without another major partner(Japan India) and hard orders for commitment to being their sixth gen aircraft. Realistically it would struggle even with that addition. America can't afford more than one gen aircraft at a time, and Europe's gonna try and do two...
by sunstersun
25 Nov 2021, 18:32
Forum: Royal Air Force
Topic: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)
Replies: 2529
Views: 727245
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Re: Future UK Combat Aircraft (Project Tempest)

Defiance wrote: 24 Nov 2021, 07:47 He might want them to, but it doesn't politically fit. It's difficult to imagine the sequence of events that would force this to happen bar one of the efforts collapsing.
Labour win in 2023, EU referendum by 2025. Merger then?
by sunstersun
23 Nov 2021, 18:08
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Potential F-35 B users and confirmed

UK, Italy, Japan

Korea, Spain, Australia, India(wildcard)

Man the Navy really got fuked. No potential C users ever.
by sunstersun
25 Jul 2021, 17:51
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

While it would be nice for the carriers to have traps to launch E-2's or whatever, I believe the F-35 is probably the best/only aircraft that can operate without an AWACS or EW aircraft.

The EW on the F-35 is better than the Growler.
by sunstersun
11 Feb 2020, 06:39
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

The most impressive ordnance export I've seen is Norway's NSM. It's already been bought by the USN and being considered for F-35's and frigates etc.

Incredible stuff coming from a country Norway's size.
by sunstersun
11 Feb 2020, 06:34
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

On talking ordnance for the F-35 and what not. Roughly 2 A2A missiles will hit the US market in the next couple of years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM-260_JATM Steep competition coming for the Meteor. Also the Peregrine, which is like the AMRAAM but half the size. https://www.thedrive.com/the-w...
by sunstersun
11 Jun 2019, 20:09
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-defense-f35/pentagon-gets-88-discount-in-34-billion-f-35-jet-deal-idUSKCN1TB27T 81 mil a plane next year. Lower than 80 the next 2 years. Also Turkey is getting booted from the F-35 program, so that means countries like Poland can get planes on a way accelerate...
by sunstersun
18 Jan 2019, 09:08
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

by sunstersun
27 Nov 2018, 07:27
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

see edit. Thanks, not doubting you but would really like to see that in black and white in from an offical source A couple I used https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a514284.pdf ANALYZING THE MULTI-NATIONAL COOPERATIVE ACQUISITION ASPECT OF THE JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER (JSF) PROGRAM http://www.au...
by sunstersun
27 Nov 2018, 07:24
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Intern ... rs-from-US

Hurray for Japan!

although this does put their domestic jet program into question.
by sunstersun
27 Nov 2018, 04:52
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

Have you got a source for that? Every single source I’ve come across makes no mention of royalties, but does go to show the level of input into the program as an example,being a their one partner also did not commit you to actually buying the aircraft. Just you level of development but if you have ...
by sunstersun
27 Nov 2018, 02:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

UK is the only partner that gets royalties for every FMS purchase. On top of the fact that the a greater portion of the F-35B is produced by the UK. nice What royalties? All FMS is that the items are actually ordered by the US DOD and generally making use of economies of scale available to the US. ...
by sunstersun
26 Nov 2018, 20:06
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)

UK is the only partner that gets royalties for every FMS purchase.

On top of the fact that the a greater portion of the F-35B is produced by the UK.

nice
by sunstersun
29 Oct 2018, 04:49
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: F-35B Lightning (RAF & RN)
Replies: 5565
Views: 1517667
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Re: F-35B Lightning II (RN & RAF)

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10373 ... acron-news


>Another 90 of the cheaper A variant are planned.

these clowns...
by sunstersun
10 Oct 2018, 01:09
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3926071
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

PhillyJ wrote:
sunstersun wrote:any way i could find out when they're visiting NYC?
Try this Ron, you need to sign up but not sure if it will have Military Vessels showing.

https://www.fleetmon.com/ports/new-york_usnyc_1824/
Thanks.


Ron?
by sunstersun
09 Oct 2018, 20:57
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3926071
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

any way i could find out when they're visiting NYC?
by sunstersun
03 Oct 2018, 14:26
Forum: Royal Navy
Topic: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion
Replies: 13731
Views: 3926071
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Re: Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers - News and Discussion

Also the seven years war basically KO'd France's chance of lingua franca. Secured English for all of history. That's crazy to think about. Offtopic a bit, don't you think? And I disagree, it was WW1 not Seven-Years War... nah, it was the Seven Years War. That war ensured that NA would speak English...