Here are my photos of the X-32 mock up in Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm markings @Paris Airshow 2001.
My thoughts are that it is not that un unattractive , have seen worse.
If it was picked , judging by its size - an LHA or our QE2 could accomodate more / more space in hangar?
For the USAF and NATO air arms, for its szie could it not be suited for the European theater, potentially operating off say the autobahns, unpaved strips in the middle of the woods like the Harrier GR7/GR9/a?
Does anyone know what the manufacturer's construction numbers were for the two X-32 prototypes? Also, were they assigned military serial numbers or did they have civil registrations? I can't seem to find any information.
I just saw the X-32B outside of the museum at the Patuxent Naval Air Museum in Maryland a couple of weeks ago. The X-32A is at the USAF Museum in Dayton. However, I don't know where the X-32 mockup is...possibly Palmdale where the Boeing X-32 construction took place.