Appreciate and agree with every word. Well put Sir.Wouldn’t hold your breath for another F4 in our lifetimes, irrespective of technology or power plant.
Yes there are wonderful designers and engineers out there but where is the commercial patronage that would enable the spending of 60k design hours on a single machine devoid of accounting compromise.
When asked about the most difficult part of the Apollo missions the paper clip carrying steely eyed German missile man stated ‘the will to do it’ because once you have the will, the passion the need, everything else follows.
The infinite typewriter theory suggests there will be another great artist like Tambourini and there may well be visionary patrons that support their craft. Will those stars ever align, yes but probably not again in our brief arc.