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 Post subject: "MoD to bin F-35B navy jumpjets in favour of tailhook birds?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:40 pm 
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Hi,

See http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/06 ... _carriers/

"The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is set to make a major change to the design of the new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, according to a newspaper report. It's suggested that the ships will now be equipped with catapults and arrester wires, allowing them to operate normal carrier aircraft rather than the complex, expensive jump-jets which had been planned.

According to the Daily Telegraph today "the MoD has indicated that it will drop the jump-jet... The Daily Telegraph has learnt from senior defence officials that an announcement is due this autumn."

I wonder why ?

Is this country running out of money, or common sense ?

Regards, Mick D.

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I never know where to post these contentious MOD fuck-ups, so I do it in the Pigs bar :)


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 Post subject: Re: "MoD to bin F-35B navy jumpjets in favour of tailhook birds?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 5:05 pm 
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Is this country running out of money, or common sense


Both...

I'd say they were Officers Mess subjects but it really doesn't matter either way...

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