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    Look at the proposed developments of the AW52. - The flying wing. The UK were streets ahead until the politicians sold us out.
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    This country does seem to be obsessed with quick, short-term profits.

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    That is a big problem, Lex. From my days in management, if you didn't deliver a return in 18 months, nobody wanted to know. Plenty of very good ideas were abandoned because of this silly rule!
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    It's been a blight on the UK for years.

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    It's what happens when you allow the bean counters to have too much power. Yes, financial control is important, but the obsession with quick returns and a lack of investment combined to help kill off the UK manufacturing industry.

    In the 70s I was working with equipment dating from WW1, and we were one of the better-equipped parts of the aerospace industry.
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    What do you think of this ugly designed aircraft?


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    I quite like it.

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    There was one (much older and called a Guppy) at Bruntingthorpe last time I was there. IIRC, it's designed to carry wings for the Airbus? - Though I did see a documentary a few years back where the wings were being taken via water from the UK to Europe.
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