Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A New Plan To Save The A-10: Buy A Fleet Of Light Attack Aircraft That Would Postpone The Retirement Of The A-10

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Business Insider: The US Air Force wants to roll out a cheaper attack aircraft to fly alongside the A-10

The hullabaloo surrounding the future of the US Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt II has been endless.

Its effectiveness on the battlefield has been proven with servicemembers on the ground going as far as calling it their “guardian angel” in the heat of battle. Equipped with an arsenal of weapons, including its notorious 30mm Gatling gun, it’s not hard to see why the A-10 commands such respect.

However, even with its impressive resume, the Air Force continues to float plans to replace the A-10 after 40 years of service.

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More News On A New Plan To Save The A-10

Exclusive: Air Force Mulls Flight Demo for Possible Light Attack Aircraft Buy -- Defense News
U.S. Air Force Secretary: Service May Delay A-10 Retirement -- Aviation Week
The A-10 Retirement Could Be Delayed Yet Again -- Popular Mechanics
Citing Rising Costs, US Air Force Mulls Buying Light Attack Aircraft -- Sputnik


Anonymous said...

The Air Force didn't want the F-15 or the F-16 either.

Anonymous said...

Would the Observation, Attack, Experimental (OA-X) have a Gatling gun? If not it's yet another pork barrel tar pit.

Anonymous said...

I used to sit at my desk and look out the window as the local A-10s used our tower for practice. Watching those guys bore in on what feels like your window is impressive.