The Noratlas is legendary?
Development started in 1978.
I spent a lot of time covering Vantage in its earlier incarnation. I'd be a little surprised if it was to make a comeback.
Good points here. However, if the RFI requirements remain as stated, it's going to be hard for the M346 (>1 g below the sustained g spec) to hang in there. It will be harder if the companion...
The same applied to Germany - hence their fondness for methanol-water and nitrous injection. With 87-octane junk you really needed it.