Reply to post: Re: This sounds a bit odd.

Latest F-35 bang seat* mods will stop them breaking pilots' necks, beams US


Re: This sounds a bit odd.

When we're talking about a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per airframe, the pilot isn't anywhere near the most expensive part of the whole system.

It is when you consider the training cost and time, and the fact the aircraft is useless without someone at the stick. In the battle of Britain one of the concerns was lack of trained pilots to send up.

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