***April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool.

Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories, this is one such story.***

Citing multiple issues, the United Kingdom have announced their intention to scrap plans to purchase F-35.

It has been revealed this morning that UK will now no longer be purchasing F-35B aircraft, putting many thousands of jobs and billions in revenue at risk. It is understood that the aircraft already purchased will be returned under Lockheed Martin. In November 2015, Chancellor George Osborne announced that the UK will order the full original total of 138 F-35 aircraft to equip the Royal Navy’s two new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers, this however has been reversed.

It has been confirmed that the carriers that would have hosted the F-35B will now feature catapults and deploy “modern Harriers, naval Typhoon or something”.

The Lockheed Martin F-35 is a family of stealth multirole fighters undergoing final development and testing by the United States and formerly the United Kingdom. The fifth generation combat aircraft is designed to perform ground attack and air defence missions.

The F-35 has three main models: the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, the F-35B short take-off and vertical-landing variant and the F-35C carrier-based variant.

In light of this development we’ve spoken to experts. Bryan Robertson, defence analyst, had this to say:

“Waste of funds & Human Life! One correctly placed Smart-Bomb will see Today’s heap of steel turn into Tomorrows heap of Scrap! H.M.S. Hood took the Ultimate Killing Shell way back in WW2 DESPITE AIRCRAFT; No Smart-Bombs then, and the Germans sent the Flagship of the Royal Navy to the bottom, no problem! What Government ‘FOOL’ proposed this latest Folly? Who is paying him? WE ARE. Such vast vessels have no place in modern times. Time for the OLD Timers to Grow UP!! Have they not heard of the Internet?”

Excerpts from a leaked consultation document are extremely detailed in just what needs to be changed now that the F-35 has been canned. Asda based defence analyst, Michael Greene, has recommended the following:

“The MORONS at the government should order aircraft or we’ll end up with an AIRCRAFTLESScarrier.”

In response to this, the Ministry of Defence are now considering purchasing a fleet F-4 Phantoms, painting go faster stripes on the carrier hulls and additional crayon provision.

 

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Kenneth Wong
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Is this April Fools?

Richard Barrow
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Hahaha this is brilliant welcome to April.

John Mepham
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Artis Terrence Wilson
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I wish U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) would do the same

Yasir HS
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Why not a lot of Supermarine Seafires, with two wings of Fairey Barracudas ?

Barry Wootten
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Nice try ?

David Powell
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Unbelievable. Now what?

Sangram Manjrekar
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April fool 😉 try

John Hope
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April fools lol

Roger Morris
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I believe that BAerospace have restarted production of the EE Lightning in it’s place…?

John Symons
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Kent Reynolds
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Almost had me…

Sekani Sherrott
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Almost got me!

Anthony Tolladay
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At least they have some sense… LOL

UK Defence Journal
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April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools. People playing April Fool jokes expose their prank by shouting April Fool. Some newspapers, magazines, and other published media report fake stories.

Anthony Tolladay
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Yeah. Caught that after I posted my comment. LOL

Chris Smith
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Charlie Abley

Paul Jones
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Happy April 1st!!!

Phillip Allan Jones
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Dont worry Australia willl be thererere , Australia will be there, to purchase this expensive crap.

UK Defence Journal
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Hi Phillip, this is a hoax due to the date.

Jon Sigurd Smith Johnsen
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It’s still expensive crap though…

Rob Barker
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Someone didn’t read past the title..

Tom Archer
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Come in spinner

Andy Christie
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Phillip it’s funny because every videoed interview with the U.K. Pilots have been nothing but positive and how it makes the harriers seem almost primitive. But I’ll take your word on this instead of an experience ex harrier pilots word.

Jim Ball
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Too right Andy, sounds like she is an absolute dream to fly.

Lukas
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Lukas

April April hahah!

Ian Benton
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Question:
Are there any diesel electric subs in existence that can fire a nuclear tipped torpedo ?

Gary Temes
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Haha. This is an April fools joke. The article is fake. lol

UK Defence Journal
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No, this is 100% an article.

Gary Temes
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The article is 100% parrot droppings.

UK Defence Journal
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No, it certainly is an article, it even has words.

Chris Power
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All those people here who “know people with inside information on the program” were right all along…..I feel stupid now 🙂

Scott
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Scott

Lol very good

Steven Harris
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i screamed what then read the comments lol too early for me

Darin Daflon
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Nearly had me

Martin
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Martin

Wow, there goes one, who else will decide to not get them?

Jack Liggett
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Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson
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Oh dear ?

Jack Liggett
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April fools !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jack Liggett
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Day

Razvan Anghel
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They cant afford it.

UK Defence Journal
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They can.

Allan Elder
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April 1st

Christopher Kent
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Lol April fools to you to

Neil Russell
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Joe Handy the last paragraph haha

Joe Handy
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Will this be an April fools

Neil Russell
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Hope not

Joe Handy
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Same

Barry Wilson
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??????

John N Polly Harwood
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April Fool?

Andrew
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Andrew

And happy April fools to you ? Bbmf aircraft should be used on the carriers , they won’t need catapults !?!

Cedric
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Cedric

April fool

Matt Barnes
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…aaaaaaaaand it’s April 1st !!!

Assad Riaz
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You are the one who always talk about capability of this war machine and UK has cancelled order after investing millions in development?

Paul Jones
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April fool…

Assad Riaz
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I realised , Now 🙂

Wayne Sherriffs
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April fools!! ?

Robert Red Bob Brown
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April Fool.

Kofi Debrah
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is this a joke?

Richard Watt
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Is this true? April fools surely what a spoof!!!!!

Callan Karamitas
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If you really want to scare people tell them you’re quadrupling the order and buying another carrier to go with it, oh yes and you’re declaring war on China

Allan Elder
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Good job you didn’t run an article that the UK was declaring war on France, the forces recruiting offices would be overrun with volunteers looking to sign up!

Scott Sabin
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And that would be a bad thing?

Gordon Robertson
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Lol, nice April fool ????

Steve Florence
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AND OBAMA GIVING AWAY OUR F- 16 TO HIS KIN FOLK. SOUNDS STRANGE.

Andrew 'Taz' Tarrant
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?

Mick South
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The funniest thing about this is some of the comments!!??

Jimmy Vaughan
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I almost believed it till I got to the end ha ha ha

Martin W Hails
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April Fool!

Héctor Alonso Vázquez
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Jajaj y ustedes defendiendo el vetusto orgullo imperial y no les alcanza ya para ese caza chafa… lol

Philip Spencer
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Think it’s an April fools joke if you read the article.

Chris Hunsicker
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Obvious April Fool prank

Peter Anson
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Peter Anson

It would not surprise me if this was true but it is the 1st of April today. Nice one

Lindsay Baker
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