Nice aircraft indeed.
It seems the world is in fact in an arms race.
It is the Harrier II.
Maybe another test facility would not require 50 ft turning radius.
I understood the reasonable point of ratkinsonjr on retaining current infrastructure.
An electric motor to power the rotor during autorotation after engine failure will add to the safety margin in a way that justifies the extra weight, for sure.
Just 5 or 10 minutes of...