I really should change my personal text
- Apr 9, 2018
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I'll point out that SOR-183 for the F-111 originally specified an 800 mile combat radius (400 at Low-Level) and an unrefueled ferry range of 3300 miles.
It may be a simplistic viewpoint, but I think the 'worst' of the "knocking chunks out of each other" may have been precipitated by the infamous 1957 Defence Review.If a more co-operative spirit had existed between the RAF and RN then there would have been the trust in the S2 and then maybe the longer range TFR capable Buccaneer Tactical Strike & Rec mk 3 for both services ...... together with a P1121 or P1116 based fighter to boot.
The fact the seniors in both services were quite happy to frequently knock chunks out of each other budget, sometimes for little more than devilment, was probably more important than any technical deficiencies.