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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    I read an article about the Arrow quite recently and it was a heck of a good aircraft. It just goes show that you can't trust politicians to do the right thing. Sadly, US business and political influence were, and still are behind a lot of innovative ideas from other countries getting killed off.
    If Memory serves though, that project had large leaks to the Russians, and there was a fear that if they knew the capabilities of a major frontline fighter, it would weaken the NATO defense.

    Still, such a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemonLord View Post
    If Memory serves though, that project had large leaks to the Russians, and there was a fear that if they knew the capabilities of a major frontline fighter, it would weaken the NATO defense.

    Still, such a shame.
    Same for Concorde with the Russians but they got that badly wrong and I think there were also some deliberately misleading leaks later on about materials.

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