The Scorpion

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The Scorpion

Postby ozzy72 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:03 am

Well this is an interesting little kite....
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28260781
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Re: The Scorpion

Postby mrplanecrazzy » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:48 am

Wow.........looks like a hybrid U2/F-35/Tornado all rolled into a nice package. :clap:
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Re: The Scorpion

Postby wifesaysno » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:07 pm

It is a slick little jet, but I still am struggling to find its market. There are several other options out there with significantly more capability and only marginal cost increase not to mention the scores of used airframes. The Philippines just turned down the Scorpion for used F-16s.
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Re: The Scorpion

Postby Flying Trucker » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:59 am

When I think of a Scorpion Aircraft I think of Northrop... <<u

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northrop_F-89_Scorpion
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Re: The Scorpion

Postby expat » Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:40 pm

mrplanecrazzy wrote:Wow.........looks like a hybrid U2/F-35/Tornado all rolled into a nice package. :clap:



I can see Alphajet, SU25, Hornet (obviously), F104. However, a tidy package, I hope it does well.

Also interesting, the Scorpion jet went from drawing board to first flight in 23 months.............Not seen that sort of development speed since the F4 Phantom from paper to flight in just under three years. Most modern aircraft spend at least the first 5 years on paper......

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Re: The Scorpion

Postby Modlerbob » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:38 am

I immediately thought of the SU-25 upon seeing the image. Before that I was thinking the thread was about the F-89 Scorpion.
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