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Offline Jolly Roger

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New UK jet fighter
« on: Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 @ 09:37:34 »
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The UK has unveiled a full-scale model of a planned new fighter jet, provisionally named Tempest, which would be operated remotely or by a pilot.

The aircraft is intended to replace the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft, beginning in 2035, and to fly alongside the UK's most recent addition to its fleet, the Lockheed F-35.

BAE, which worked on a consortium to build the Eurofighter jets, is working on the new aircraft without its former partner Airbus, which joined an alliance with French defence company Dassault after Britain voted to leave the European Union in 2016.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled the model at the Farnborough Air Show.

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Offline Maik

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Re: New UK jet fighter
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 @ 19:30:08 »
Does look quite nice in cerise


Offline TonyD

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Re: New UK jet fighter
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 17 July, 2018 @ 22:52:30 »
Those wings like they'll need a lot of inflating.....or is it a microlight/kayak

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Re: New UK jet fighter
« Reply #3 on: Friday, 20 July, 2018 @ 14:30:05 »
The pic on the Euronews site (linked above) shows it much better, though sadly not in puce. It's certainly an unfamiliar shape looking rather kayak-like as TonyD says or like a F1 car cockpit if you wanted to be more flattering! It's definitely small like probably there won't be a pilot.

Tony