Think that was Repulse's suggestion. Mine would have been to bring back the Victor!Dahedd wrote:Jensy wrote: Would agree, but what the RAF probably needs is a couple of squadrons of medium bombers - bring back the Vulcan
The P-8 airframe (despite their P-1 picture) does seem to offer quite a capable non-penetrating platform for stand-off weapons, in the same vein as the Chinese H-6K. Whether it will be fit for purpose in a decade plus against a peer adversary is to be seen. Not quite B-21 Raider prices (c.$650m) but it won't be overly cheap either.Dahedd wrote: Totally OT but how's about a Bomber version of the P8 Poseidon. Think a P8 with all the ASW/ASuW gear ripped out & replaced with EW/ECM gear. It has the bomb bay, it has the wing pylons.
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ ... 134202?amp
Sadly, the title of 'last British bomber' will belong to the; Vulcan, Buccaneer, Nimrod or Tornado depending on your perspective. I'd even make a case for the retirement of the final Canberra PR.9, despite them having been specifically built for recon purposes.
Meanwhile... back on F-35B related content from the US Navy League periodical:
https://seapowermagazine.org/carrier-gr ... -officers/