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Offline jasT1981

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RAF to scrap 16 Typhoon aircraft.
« on: January 29, 2018, 10:20:02 PM »
Looks like the RAF is cost cutting. 16 Typhoon's going to scrap.

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The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to scrap 16 UK Eurofighter Typhoons as part of a project to save GBP 800 million (USD1.13 billion) on the running cost of the service's combat aircraft fleet.

http://www.janes.com/article/77413/raf-to-scrap-twin-seat-typhoons
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Re: RAF to scrap 16 Typhoon aircraft.
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 12:20:20 AM »
Also to bring training into line for the Typhoon and F35 where all training will be simulator based prior first"real".

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Re: RAF to scrap 16 Typhoon aircraft.
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 07:53:54 AM »
The russians will be laughing all day

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Re: RAF to scrap 16 Typhoon aircraft.
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 12:02:29 PM »
These are tranche 1 Typhoons that cant be upgraded with the systems on the tranche 3 Typhoons, but the airframes can be used as spares.

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Re: RAF to scrap 16 Typhoon aircraft.
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 07:49:27 PM »
To be honest I think the terminology used in the article is slightly misleading.Older military airframes are often retired early as they have been worked hard,and any re-usable parts will be salvaged.

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Re: RAF to scrap 16 Typhoon aircraft.
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2018, 09:44:48 PM »
Good call AT, got the jiist the raf were going soft