I can't imagine for a second that there won't at least be one of those build your own model type magazine series' eventually.Though given the availability of 3d printing and the existing designs I have wondered how much the ACA could make by selling exact models
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Well if everyone else is having one I may as well get one. Can I have an extra CIWS and Sylver launchers added to mine? I don't think you've designed it properly
Though given the availability of 3d printing and the existing designs I have wondered how much the ACA could make by selling exact models[/QUOTE]
Sorry, exact models or exact scale models, cos the former means i need to get a shelf extension ?
I'm actually already working on a CGI model suitable for 3d printing which I hope to have ready before the ships launch
Shame to hear about the restrictions on the launch and float out, but then lets face it, the people who have actually worked on the project should definatly have first dibs!
To be honest, lets face it, the most exciting moment any of us could get to see the ship will be when she leaves port for the first time, I know I'd love to be on that bridge looking down as she goes by, then jump in a car and catch her further down river
Note of those 40+ F-35B used for training, most are flight restricted to CTOL/STOL only, they are still working on the lift-fan drive shaft and clutch designs to fix the issues so only test instrumented aircraft with the temporary fix are certified for STOVL at the moment. Got a feeling BF-01 may now be flight testing the new designs as they did a VTOL take off late last year so hopefully the new engine and the structural bulkhead parts will be fixed and approved by the time our 14 due for ordering this month are produced.
That the annoying thing about the recent annual review of the F-35 programme they focused on the software as it was bad news, or the glory points of test flights but never mentioned how the progress was going on the structural and engine issues of the F-35B as they are work in progressas its kinda of important for JCA !!!!!
I have a question about deployment of U.S marine f35,s will they as on the U.S.N ships keep their jets on the deck for storage as opposed to the R.N keeping the jets in the hangar ,as potentially allowing the Queen Elizabeth to carry more aircraft
If she did to to "war", would she only carry a maximum of forty aircraft, or would they pile more on?
I should of said if the U.S marines deployed their f35,s on the decks of their carriers would they also be expected to do the same and not in the hangar when on the Queen Elizabeth class
The RN could store the planes on deck, the USN could store theirs down below, but they won't its not how the respective navies do things. The F35C takes up less deck space because the wings fold. The QE and POW could be maxed out but when you consider how few planes have been used in even large operations such as the gulf war, you wonder whether fighters will be what they want to cram on. In the real environment it may be row after row of Chinooks that are actually required