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Ex-JFH Aircraft Brought By US Marines

Post by Timmayx » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:19 pm

The 74 strong fleet, plus spares, of Ex-Joint Force Harrier aircraft, are being sent to the US Marines in a deal that should hopefully ensure they can fly Harrier's till 2020.

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Only thing I'm curious about is which marks are being sent over and how they compare to the current US marine aircraft. I'd guess all the GR7A's and GR9A's will be going as they have the uprated engines, but I guess the standard GR7's & GR9's could be useful too. Note that the engines are not compatible between the standard and A variants of these aircraft.
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Re: Ex-JFH Aircraft Brought By US Marines

Post by Gunny » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:34 pm

Some of your defence ministry people need to have there hats handed to them.But my Marine will make good use of there cockup.A harrier pilots dream come true another couple of decades left before having to retrain on those god awfull F-35s. :D
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Re: Ex-JFH Aircraft Brought By US Marines

Post by Timmayx » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:59 pm

All I have to say about the Marines is that no matter what utter shite people are spouting elsewhere, you know they are in the background ready to talk sense and get the tools for them to get the job done.

If it was left to me I'd have BAE go back to the drawing board, dig up the plans for the Supersonic Harrier and start from there for a new fighter.
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Re: Ex-JFH Aircraft Brought By US Marines

Post by SvenPhantom » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:55 am

Great to show that those Harriers are still getting a second chance for flying a bit more. But this also shows the Marine's lack of confidence in Congress to not cancel the F-35B.
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Re: Ex-JFH Aircraft Brought By US Marines

Post by halberdier25 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:03 am

SvenPhantom wrote:But this also shows the Marine's lack of confidence in Congress to not cancel the F-35B.
You need to pay more attention to the news.

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