What alternative A/C ?? China's super fighter/bomber---- Russia's SU models?
Do you understand that the CVF was originally intended to operate the B version, and the emphasis has only shifted to the C over the last few years?
Do you understand the differing requirements associated with Cat & Trap carriers versus STOVL? What about the increase in Naval platforms the RN/RAF will have accesses with the B over the C? The Greater interoperability between both the RN & RAF by using the B and not requiring the extensive CARQUALS for the pilots as the C?
And do you understand the intended usage of the RNs QE class Aircraft Carriers, and as such, how range and payload wont be a factor?
And what of the fact that they are switching back to a different version of the F-35? Why not use an alternative aircraft?
Nothing else will come even close to the F35. I guess it'd be real handy getting parts for those Commie planes