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Old 01-27-2016, 02:49 PM   #19
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IIRC, the A-10 was designed as a tank killer. essentially, the gun was invented first, and the plane designed around it.
Today the AF has an identity problem. With the demise of SAC & TAC, all they really have left is MAC - Military Airlift Command. They're becoming just a cargo carrier, with limited bomber and air superiority capabilities. The AF is wanting to expand these later two, but is running into troubles because the planes are getting so expensive.
They're advocating a high tech stealth approach, that is driving costs, and reducing their readiness.

I'd say give the A-10 to the Marines and the Army. They're the ones that need it, and can use it more effectively than the AF.
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