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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Downsizer View Post
    Typhoon do raptor?
    If (and it's a big IF) that capability is still needed then it's getting downsized to fit a centreline tank - that's what we've been told.

  2. Quote Originally Posted by Thank_God_I've_Left! View Post
    I'm struggling to see why the tonka is being retired - F35 not ready, Typhoon barely capable??

    I know it struggled with serviceability on the early days but thought they were good nowadays, is it hours / FI related or has reliability dropped?

    Anyone care to share??

    thanks
    The airframes are fast running out of hours. It's not a matter of F35 not ready, it's that all the Tonkas will be scrapped sooner rather than later.

  3. I am told one departed this secret Lincolnshire airbase last week, with more than a splash of panache, impressing the visiting Teutons no end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevienics View Post
    I am told one departed this secret Lincolnshire airbase last week, with more than a splash of panache, impressing the visiting Teutons no end.
    A certain T&E Sqn are losing all theirs so maybe it was part of a "go out with a bang" display?

  5. Quote Originally Posted by rocket scientist View Post
    A certain T&E Sqn are losing all theirs so maybe it was part of a "go out with a bang" display?
    Went out totally clean and with enough juice to go where it was going to end its days, it is rumoured.

    Thrashed like a ginger stepchild

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    Should have kept the Harriers maybe?

 

 
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