STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby UK Airshow Review on Fri 01 Apr 2016, 5:44 am

STOP PRESS!

The replacement of the Red Arrows ageing fleet of Hawks has been announced by the MoD this morning.

UK Airshow Review can reveal that from 2023, the Red Arrows will transfer to the Textron AirLand Scorpion providing the team with a capable but cost-effective modern replacement.

UK Airshow Review were exclusively provided with this artists impression of the expected paint scheme.

We look forward to seeing them in the sky in 7 years time!

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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby RAF4EVER on Fri 01 Apr 2016, 8:31 am

Nice joke,would have prefered Typhoons :lmao: :yahoo: :rock: :cool:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby boff180 on Fri 01 Apr 2016, 10:54 am

It's true, honest gov! :heyhey:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby MRTT on Fri 01 Apr 2016, 6:10 pm

That's brilliant! :lol:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby Brevet Cable on Fri 01 Apr 2016, 7:37 pm

You may jest , but you never know...... :ninja: :lol:
And it's probably the only way RAFAT'll get twin-donk aircraft :wink:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby Tommy on Fri 01 Apr 2016, 10:02 pm

Brevet Cable wrote:You may jest , but you never know...... :ninja: :lol:



In which case... you heard it here first! :ninja: :ninja:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby Wissam24 on Sat 02 Apr 2016, 5:49 pm

Somewhere in Whitehall, a very worried civil servant is going "But HOW?!"
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby jag636 on Sat 02 Apr 2016, 8:02 pm

If there's an air force that is, dont hold your breath :sad: I heard it may be harvard from ex Portuguese stock :lmao:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby capercaillie on Fri 08 Apr 2016, 4:43 pm

Has it been wrapped in velvet plush? Very strange colour :grin:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby BelgianF16Demolover on Sun 10 Apr 2016, 7:36 pm

I would've likes to either Typhoon's, F-16C's or F-18's as the replacement not flying plastic milk bottles!!!!! :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby MRTT on Sun 10 Apr 2016, 7:37 pm

BelgianF16Demolover wrote:I would've likes to either Typhoon's, F-16C's or F-18's as the replacement not flying plastic milk bottles!!!!! :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:

What the hell? You don't for a moment believe this do you? :grin:

We wouldn't buy F-18s or F-16s for the purpose of a display team, would be a waste of money so dream on if you want that to happen anytime soon!
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby AlexC on Wed 13 Apr 2016, 8:44 am

Sorry, but that really was a pathetic effort. Shame on you'all! :sleepy:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby Tommy on Wed 13 Apr 2016, 8:07 pm

:grin: :grin: :grin:
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby Wes_Howes on Fri 15 Apr 2016, 10:05 am

In all seriousness though, how do the operating costs of the Scorpion compare to the Hawk? I know the RAF has loads of spares for the Hawks but if that wasn't a factor...
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby CJS on Fri 15 Apr 2016, 8:20 pm

There aren't very many spare Scorpions at the moment anyway :-o

Has there ever been any official or semi-official word on an eventual replacement or replacement date? T.2s or the first tranche Typhoons would seem the only realistic replacement in the next ten years or so wouldn't they?

At Duxford 2014 September show one of the team's pr people told me they planned to stay with the team at least until they change aircraft. No timescale given or new type hinted at of course but it was said to me as a when not an if.
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby Airborne263 on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 12:36 pm

Hello

Re the replacement for the Hawk, aren't the Austrians getting rid of theirì fleet of 15 Typhoons around about 2020
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby speedbird2639 on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 4:06 pm

Airborne263 wrote:Re the replacement for the Hawk, aren't the Austrians getting rid of theirì fleet of 15 Typhoons around about 2020


Why would we need to buy second hand Typhoons off the Asutrians when we have hangars full of tranche 1 Typhoons of our own which are now essentially obsolete as the person/ committee writing the procurement contract didn't think to include that all further developments for tranche 2 onwards would require backwards comparability with tranche 1 aircraft. :wall:

Just drag them out and give them a wiff over in red.
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Re: STOP PRESS! Red Arrows Hawk Replacement Announced

Postby Wissam24 on Mon 24 Jul 2017, 10:38 pm

But how would they bring the Circus with them..?

Might be tough squeezing them in the baggage compartment.
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