Yes, and apparently only 8 out of forty-something RAF pilots are cleared to fly it on ground attack roles - if I was one of 'em, I think I'd know!
Still, at least we can make some more spares - unlike your fantasy TSR2 project, Uncle Sam didn't force us to destroy the tooling and burn the prototypes!!
Incidentally, that's a poorly written news story, at least on BBCNews.com - it claims the Typhoon is built by BAE at Warton, whereas in fact only certain bits are manufactured there, and the RAF ones are assembled there. Anybody would think we'd done it all ourselves (like in the good old days) instead of collaborating with the other partner nations. The BBC has really gone downhill since I stopped working for them.
Actually, I think I've traced the fault - it's electrical, surprise surprise...
EDIT: Yes, it's fixed, it's an electrical problem. Don't know how it developed, but if anyone else is experiencing the same thing (HDG, ALT and Pitch Hold modes inoperative), the simple solution is to add this line to the -set.xml (it's typhoon-2-set.xml for the snapshot, which you'll remember is the only one the AP/FCS will work with):
- Code: Select all
I'm planning to rebuild the electrical system in Nasal soon, but I'm making the AP/FCS non-voltage-dependent for now, and this will be reflected in my next update.