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Yep, that's pretty much what they did.....

October 12 2017 at 6:55 PM
Bruce Culver  (Login baker24)
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Response to A friend of mine annoyed the Vought FTE...

It was too little, too late, but it had some interesting details like the jet engine starter installation, which could be used to run and test the aircraft systems without starting the main engine. Regrettably, there was serious degradation of LTV's ability to build the prototypes, largely due to transferring many experienced engineers and workers to more profitable and likely to succeed projects. Some of the problems were simply embarrassing for the second oldest aircraft manufacturer in the US. The company had lost a lot of its former expertise due to retirements and RIFs due to the winding down of many military projects.

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