May 22, 2017 -- 12:27PM, lfc1971 wrote:
I think you will find it was American knowhow zorroI remember talking to a work colleague who has been stationed on an RAF base where they were doing the first tests of the harrier jump jet, vertical take off. There happened to be an American pilot on the base and he asked could he have a go.He took the aircraft up , for the first time, and for the first time was able to show the British pilots the unique capabilities of this aircraft.'He said the British pilots were stunned, think this was in the 60s
Is there a link for this ? seems pretty improbable that the British designers did not know what their aircraft could do ?