Charley, the issue with the F18 is that it is a USN and USMC only aircraft. The president elect appears to be forgetting about the USAF.
No, I'm serious. And please don't call me Shirley.
Everyone keeps moaning about the premature ending of the F-22 program. But the facts are that aircraft was just too expensive. You can slice the numbers anyway you want between LRIP and the...
This is what happens when you have an aircraft almost wholly dependent upon a single airline. Your fortunes rise and fall along with them.
The view of the E3 cockpit is a real blast from the past. Complete with a flight engineer's station!
It makes you wonder at times if moving that workload over to the pilot's area was a step...