25 December 2010

This Has Fiasco Written All Over It

Well, it's not quite this bad

We have the Army Tilt-Rotor

and the USAF STOVL Hoover
So, the USAF wants a STOL cargo aircraft with greater capabilities than the C-130, while the Army wants a VTOL cargo aircraft with roughly the carrying capacity of the C-130.

Well, it appears that they are looking at a common airframe intended to do both.

So a jack of no trades and a master of none, because when you combine these disparate needs, and requirements, you end up with something that just does not work.

See the cancelled Naval F-111B, for instance.

I'm with Bill Sweetman on this, "The people promoting these abominations are secretly working for Airbus Military."


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