Citing the capability of the jet compared to the F-35B, the UK is to purchase 24 Harrier jets.
It is understood that the capability of the F-35B compared to capability of the Harrier jet was the driving factor behind this decision.
Speaking in an obscure website comment section, ‘Bring back the Harrier’ spokesman Terry-Bill Boar said:
“This is a welcome decision! While it is true that Harrier is slower and can carry much less than the F-35B, it offers much greater situational awareness than the suite of equipment on the F-35B. For example, flying slower gives the pilot more time to look out of the cockpit canopy and has a more personal touch than using a range of sensors.”
The Ministry of Defence said:
“The F-35B is far more capable than the Harrier and using them in combat would be incredibly unfair and a give a bad image of a new, fairer Global Britain. As a result, we have decided to ‘bring back the Harrier’ on a temporary basis.”
It is understood that the Royal Air Force will be trialling an innovative solution in order to find personnel for the new aircraft. I’m told that anyone who thinks the UK should have purchased more Harriers instead of the F-35B is eligible to fly, as no one else can be found to fly a relatively obsolete aircraft.
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