Does the RAN have any plans to get back in the carrier game?

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Unread post27 Nov 2017, 07:59

For the eternal boosters for Oz F-35Bs on Oz LHDs - I thank them for their service. However I live in Australia, I'm a former A4G pilot in the old Fixed Wing Fleet Air Arm of that country. Some online acquaintances were also former A4G pilots after I left in 1975, these chaps going to fly the SHAR (Sea Harrier) for the UK after our fixed wing folded 1982-84. I'm in contact with some of these pilots (some also did exchange duty with the USMC and their AV-8As of that time). Some have the knowledge of what it would take for 'Oz F-35Bs on Oz LHDs' however the ADF does not have that interest at moment.

Many times I have laid out my opinion on this matter in other threads, some people have picked up on this and that is a good thing; but just 'waving a magic wand' - using Imagineering - does not make it so. The Australian Government could 'easily' do a lot of things but they have not expressed an interest in 'Oz F-35Bs on Oz LHDs' for some years now, with the idea squashed publically at least. Yes in the distant past there was interest but not now - too much else to do AFAIK. For sure plans change - that will be on my gravestone - if I plan to die. But if a mouthpiece for the RAN/ADF says what I have quoted above then that is that for the moment. Get over it. I have. The ADF have. Others should do the same.

Want to know more about the RAN FAA of old? Go here & follow directions: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/

Specifically to download the latest free 4.4Gb PDF about those years and the potential of the F-35B (even on an LHD?):

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... 1dVcjVkUGc

FILE: 04apr17RANFAAskyhawkA4Gpp12,410.pdf (4.4Gb)

RAN FAA A4G Skyhawk Scrapbook History 04 April 2017 edition of 12,410 pages. This PDF must be downloaded first by right mouse clicking on the file to 'DOWNLOAD' to your computer. There will be two error messages because the file is so large. Open the saved PDF with the latest version of Adobe Reader suitable for your Operating System for best viewing results.
RAN FAA A4G Skyhawk 1970s: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ AND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/
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Unread post27 Nov 2017, 08:46

Spazsinbad - I've for one have always respected your opinions and your service. Yet, in this case we will just have to agree to disagree.......


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Unread post27 Nov 2017, 08:59

The title of this thread? Does the RAN have any plans to get back in the carrier game? Nope. End of story - for now.
RAN FAA A4G Skyhawk 1970s: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ AND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/
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Unread post27 Nov 2017, 09:32

spazsinbad wrote:The title of this thread? Does the RAN have any plans to get back in the carrier game? Nope. End of story - for now.

Yep.
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post27 Nov 2017, 09:50

I can agree with that.....(for now) :wink:
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Unread post27 Nov 2017, 10:40

spazsinbad wrote:Does the RAN have any plans to get back into the carrier game?


Nope. /end thread
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Unread post27 Nov 2017, 10:48

:devil: Nope - we can play string along.... :doh:
RAN FAA A4G Skyhawk 1970s: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ AND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/
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Unread post27 Nov 2017, 17:26

Just to be different, I can reply to the thread's title/question in Portuguese:

- Não :mrgreen:
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