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We have a new one (going to take a few years though)

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Colin Leighfield16/07/2018 17:34:34
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dac00378-a2ac-4e9a-b150-711305844392.jpegAnnounced at Farnborough today, minister and industry signing up heads of agreement. (Guardian photo).

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 16/07/2018 17:35:26

Colin Carpenter16/07/2018 17:40:37
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Funny how all new ish ! RAF aircraft have Hawker names from the past !!! Must be a Sydney Camm fan in the Ministry !!😉 Colin. Oh and EE !

Edited By Colin Carpenter on 16/07/2018 17:41:34

McG 696916/07/2018 17:42:40
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Hi Colin,

Reading your intro, I thought you were choosing for a new 'model' to build... surprise

But then if you want to model this one, I guess you still have some time left for the Fury... ??? wink

Cheers

Chris

Colin Leighfield16/07/2018 17:49:23
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Makes sense to call it Tempest to follow the Typhoon! I can’t see them ever using Spitfire because it’s so exclusively attached to arguably the most iconic and charismatic aircraft of all time. Mind boggles though when they talk about 2035! Don’t think I’ll be worrying much about it then and it won’t feature in my list of model daydreams!2a60929d-ab79-4c87-9f85-7facf73e648d.jpeg

Tom Sharp 216/07/2018 20:37:01
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It says that the plane will be able to be operated remotely.

Therefore will it be subject to the Drone laws?

Mark Stevens 116/07/2018 22:28:22
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Colin Leighfield16/07/2018 22:37:59
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Tom, Will it be allowed to fly above 400 ft?

Good one Mark.

john stones 116/07/2018 23:01:47
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Yep just been reading it, £2bn, yeah right...that figure will end up no where near.

Nigel R16/07/2018 23:12:18
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John that's only until 2025. Six years by time contact signed. Maybe less. It'll never be ready for service by 2025. F35 only just arrived here!
Andrew Price 216/07/2018 23:15:00
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Thats £2bn per week, John.

john stones 116/07/2018 23:19:24
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Never seen a government estimate yet that is any where near accurate, lots of snouts to dip into the trough yet.

Oink Oink.

Martin Harris17/07/2018 00:51:51
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Posted by Tom Sharp 2 on 16/07/2018 20:37:01:

It says that the plane will be able to be operated remotely.

Therefore will it be subject to the Drone laws?

I suspect it will fly wherever and whenever it wants - I wouldn't want to try arguing the case with one!

Ace17/07/2018 07:23:38
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I am surprised it even has a pilot onboard frown

The space and equipment required to sustain them is both expensive, heavy and structurally limiting, plus physically having a person on board severely limits the aircrafts performance.

Tom Sharp 217/07/2018 07:43:18
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Perhaps the pilot will just be used for day to day movements

The Wright Stuff17/07/2018 08:13:39
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They were going to call it 'a little bit windy', but it got voted down...

Nigel R17/07/2018 09:10:09
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I'm with Tom, the pilot seat is likely just there to keep folks happy about these things being moved around from place to place - not for actual combat.

Besides, early doors yet - highly likely the cockpit will get deleted later on in the programme, I would say.

Good news for RR anyway, recent few years haven't been so grand for them.

Incidentally, the wikipedia page for the BAE Taranis says this:

"The Taranis is planned to be operational "post 2030" and used in concert with manned aircraft.[1]"

Now, does that timescale sound familiar?

 

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ken anderson.17/07/2018 09:46:14
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after thousands of committee meetings we may see(one) fly, then it'll possibly get scrapped down to another supplier can make, supply them cheaper.....and of course no one will shoulder the blame?

ken anderson...ne..1...…. 1000's of committee meetings dept.

Nigel R17/07/2018 15:38:55
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Or, alternatively, it might get made and used. Let us not eviscerate new Tempest with fiction before its day is done.

It seems there is will to spend money on something that will furnish UK based companies with work, on something (whatever that turns out to be) to replace Typhoon. We have a rather good aerospace industry here which we could do with maintaining at the very least.

Colin Leighfield17/07/2018 17:58:23
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The mportabt thing to me is that it is UK lead and not compromised by the multi national shenanigans associated with Tornado and Typhoon. Get back to designing whole planes again instead of bits of them.

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