Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Grem, Nov 10, 2007.
Wait, the UK still uses the Harriers? I don't even think anyone in our forces still use those things except for the Marines on a limited basis.
We are Borg, resistance is futile.
We use the new Eurofighters too.
Marines fly the AV8-B II Harrier Plus which is a much much improved version of the Harrier Jump Jet built under license by Boeing. Nothing works quite as well for close air support from unimproved runways close to the front lines. The USMC is hoping the JSF will fill the bill.
This version is more stable in hover and more immune to Hot Gas Ingestion which was a problem for pilots of the original Harrier.
The STOVL Version of the JSF however is completely immune as it uses a vertical lift fan.
Actually, they're buying the JSF from us. Lockheed-Martin is the prime contractor.
The brits always copy the US. Hoo hoo, we invented everything.
Why not? It's inefficient to invent the JSF twice. Unless it has exploitable holes I wouldn't mind seeing all of NATO use it. And Japan and South Korea.