The White House has released this image of the proposed new USAF Fighter, the Lippisch P.13a
[Van Beem: Public Domain via Wikipaedia]
A Presidential Tweet issued in Washington early Saturday, announcing the apparent cancellation of the Pentagon’s flagship F35 stealth fighter bomber programme, and it’s replacement by an experimental aircraft first proposed during the Nazi era, has stunned the US Military Industrial Complex and placed United States President Donald Trump’s controversial links with, so called, “Big Coal” back in focus once again.
The news broke when the President Tweeted this message from his White House suite early this morning,
The President’s Tweet had shocked military analysts and Pentagon watchers reaching for their reference books, because the striking looking delta winged Lippisch P.13a is a little known, single seat, interceptor which was originally designed and tested in Nazi Germany towards the end of World War Two. Most remarkable of all, once in the air, the aircraft is powered to blistering supersonic speeds by an innovative ram jet engine which is actually fueled by coal.
The Pentagon’s new fighter was designed by German aeronautical genius Dr Alexander Lippisch, who specialised in high speed and so called flying wing designs. As well as the remarkable P.13a Dr Lippisch also worked on the development of the rocket powered Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet. After the war Dr Lippisch was taken to the USA under the now infamous Operation Paperclip, and worked subsequently at the top secret White Sands Missile Range and it is thought likely that the detailed blueprints for the fighter were created at that time, and then filed away in the Pentagon archive until they were rediscovered and actioned by the President’s National Security team. The prototype has been ordered from a previously unknown aerospace startup based in Argentina, but with links to US based Alt Right entrepreneurs including Breitbart News.
Expanding on the news from the Oval Office, Pentagon spokesperson, Air Force Colonel April Fisch, said,
“Instead of traditional jet fuel the Lippisch burns coal granuals in a mesh drum which is rotated at 60 rpm. The coal fumes are mixed with air at high pressure and and then ignited creating thrust to propel the aircraft forward.”
Asked by reporters how the Pentagon felt about the President’s radical move away from the F35 the Colonel Fisch commented,
Later Presidential Spokesman Sean Spicer was forced to clarify the Fox News comment, reminding the White House Press Corps that Admiral Mitchell’s suggestion that carbon emissions from the P.13a might damage the atmosphere above the ISIS capital Raqqa, did not mean that the White House had changed its stance on human influenced climate change which the President still believed could even be Chinese inspired hoax.
The F35 Lightning II, which now looks likely to be superceded by the Nazi period Lippisch p.13a
[Picture; Public Domain via the US Air Force]
Another potential problem for the President might be the reception the deal receives across the Atlantic in London where just yesterday UK Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon met his US counterpart, retired General James “mad dog” Mattis . The two key members of NATO discussed future defence spending among other topics.
Speaking anonymously, a source at the UK Ministry of Defence, which has been expected to buy the F35B for the Royal Navy’s two new aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales, expressed reservations about the deal for the new fighters, telling thePipeLine,