Ahhhh. Hate to say it, but the Brits had a working jet before the Germans. Seems as if the Wittle Jet was around in the early 40's. the US and Brits were testing the jet aircraft in 43. The Germans on a parall track came up with th ier own and started production of the Messershmidt ME-44 late in the war. Tho a few did fly and did see action it was to little to late.Blue said:The real profit in airplane engine is on the military side, civilian jet engine is just the icing. when the US navy buys the Honda jet engine for the F-111, then you will be correct.
I know for sure that Chinese Air Force will not be buying the Japanese jet engine in the next several years. Chinese license Russian. No other Asian militaries will ever buy Japanese. Remember the Rape of Nanking? Bataan March? Comfort women?
So without the 2 largest military jet engine market in the world, Honda will have to sell to Russia, Africa , Eurpope, Middle East and South America.
Keeping in mind that Germans invented jet engine and the Russians were second, so Africa, S. America and middle east will buy Russian and German. So who & where will Honda sell to?
I do think they have a toe hold in small cargo with no military sales outside Japan. Mitsubishi has been trying to sell jet engine but no body is buying. They built the zero fighters for the Japanese invasions 60 years ago. Remember Pearl Harbor? Would any American executive fly in the Mitsubishi that bombed Pearl harbor?
Can you imagine Korean government buying Mitsubishi plane that tranported 400,000 Korean women to Japanese army brothels? I don't think so.
Sorry, Honda. You make a good car but jet engine is political (Even if it is better).
In this scenario, would Saddam also make one cool reliable truck? If he did, I would buy it.Blue said:I totally agree with you on all of your points.
Some amusing facts:
We just invaded Iraq because Sadam Hussein was a meanny. A bad man. No respect to America.
50,000 Iraqis died.
Can you imagine what we will do if Sadam Hussein invaded Washington DC, Raped and killed 20,000 American Women and girls in one week?