***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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Lukas

April April hahah!

Scott

Lol very good

Martin

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

Andrew

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

Cedric

April fool

Phillip Allan Jones

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

UK Defence Journal

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

Jon Sigurd Smith Johnsen

It’s still expensive crap though…

Rob Barker

Someone didn’t read past the title..

Tom Archer

Come in spinner

Andy Christie

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

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

Gary Temes

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

UK Defence Journal

No, this is 100% an article.

Gary Temes

The article is 100% parrot droppings.

UK Defence Journal

No, it certainly is an article, it even has words.

Chris Power

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

Anthony Tolladay

At least they have some sense… LOL

UK Defence Journal

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

Yeah. Caught that after I posted my comment. LOL

Razvan Anghel

They cant afford it.

UK Defence Journal

They can.

Allan Elder

April 1st

Steven Harris

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

Sekani Sherrott

Almost got me!

Darin Daflon

Nearly had me

Yasir HS

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

Roger Morris

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

Ian Benton

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

Sangram Manjrekar

April fool 😉 try

Barry Wootten

Nice try ?

John Hope

April fools lol

John Mepham
Kent Reynolds

Almost had me…

John Symons
David Powell

Unbelievable. Now what?

Neil Russell

Joe Handy the last paragraph haha

Joe Handy

Will this be an April fools

Neil Russell

Hope not

Joe Handy

Same

Christopher Kent

Lol April fools to you to

John N Polly Harwood

April Fool?

Barry Wilson

??????

Paul Jones

Happy April 1st!!!

Artis Terrence Wilson

I wish U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) would do the same

Kenneth Wong

Is this April Fools?

Richard Barrow

Hahaha this is brilliant welcome to April.

Chris Smith

Charlie Abley

Jack Liggett

Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson

Oh dear ?

Jack Liggett

April fools !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jack Liggett

Day

Peter Anson

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

Callan Karamitas

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

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

And that would be a bad thing?

Assad Riaz

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

April fool…

Assad Riaz

I realised , Now 🙂

Steve Florence

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

Jimmy Vaughan

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

Héctor Alonso Vázquez

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

Mick South

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

Richard Watt

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

Philip Spencer

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

Kofi Debrah

is this a joke?

Matt Barnes

…aaaaaaaaand it’s April 1st !!!

Chris Hunsicker

Obvious April Fool prank

Robert Red Bob Brown

April Fool.

Martin W Hails

April Fool!

Wayne Sherriffs

April fools!! ?

Gordon Robertson

Lol, nice April fool ????

Andrew 'Taz' Tarrant

?

Richard

April fool