"Robert Gates, is that you??" sublight
- 16 June 2008
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I'm gonna be careful to call anyone idiot, there. However, I agreed, as I said earlier a few pages back, I believe if you already built the prototype, which means you proved that the concept works, then any technological challenge gonna be worked out, as long as you keep pumping money to it, of course. I didn't mean that no f-23 flying because northrop failed, but that DoD would cut it in the middle of the development. The f-22 also has commercial giant Boeing, with strong lobbyist support from Congress, which means that if the USAF choose it, it will less likely face the axe than the other competitor if the time comes. I addressed all this in my other post to conclude that these factors could have been influencial in the final down selection.Lampshade111 said:I have no doubt any problems could have been worked out, but the idiots politicians could have killed it earlier. Although maybe the fact that it looks nice would have saved it.
That would have been a greater scenario how? From what F-14D said....
I said that before f-14D made the comment. I didn't know that fact.