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New home for the new F35-B Fighter Jets for new carriers

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New home for the new F35-B Fighter Jets for new carriers

A new home is to be built at R.A.F. Marham, to house the new F35-B fighter jets, that are due to be in service on the new carriers...   Strangely, it is NOT being built on a Naval Air Station, such as Yeovilton, or Culdrose.... but in Norfolk  on a R.A.F. base.

 

Full story here...    http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2016/april/08/160408-new-home-for-uks-f35b...

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rongtw
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Re: New home for the new F35-B Fighter Jets for new carriers

I belive it must have been a space decision , RNAS may not have enough area spare .

But the F35 is also for the RAF , so it may have made more sence to have all serivces on one site , for training

Forces Tv now say the may have a fix for the Ejector seat problem Shocked

http://forces.tv/31125008

http://forces.tv/31492392

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Re: New home for the new F35-B Fighter Jets for new carriers

Yeah. ...  But.... haven`t the government heard of the saying.... " don`t put all your eggs in one basket"... some future enemy may decide to wipe out Marham... and then we aint got any defence ...  Shocked

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Re: New home for the new F35-B Fighter Jets for new carriers

They can always hide some away on some off-shore (tax) haven.. oh.. hang on Thumbs Up

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Re: New home for the new F35-B Fighter Jets for new carriers

Shutter we best hope that the USA manage to fix it before we get the new carrier Wink at  least then we have some at sea      IF   they work

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