Air Pictorial 1998-03
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Tailskid - Pulling together - but in which direction?
The French Rafale is likely to lose its significant lead to the Eurofighter (shown), thanks to the current French socialist government.
The BAe RJ-X or NRA (New Regional Aircraft) project was to have entered service in 1996-97, giving the UK a head start in the 120-130-seat market.
Development of the 125 series is well underway in the USA - how short-sighted to deny its future success in the land of its origin.
The French Rafale - seen here during carrier trials - is likely to lose its significant lead to the Eurofighter, thanks to the current French socialist government.