Monday, December 24, 2012

First Picture of UK's 'Rivet Joint' Aircraft

(UK) When the current British Government decided to cut the very protracted (and expensive) Nimrod program, the world and its oyster had no problem bitching about how the UK had lost one of its most beloved surveillance aircraft (nothing about how it was a very unsafe aircraft).

But what nobody bothered their arse in reporting was how the British Government had decided to replace the Nimrod with the American 'Joint Stars' aircraft. Well, a good year down the line and the first pictures of the RC-135 in UK colours has been aired. And what a good looking plane it is.