Click the link for a great write-up about the Air Force and defense department’s decision to get rid of the A-10 Thunderbolt AKA the Warthog. In a nutshell due to budget cuts the Air Force claims they can’t afford to keep the A-10 because it’s a “one trick pony” All it does is ground support. That’s ALL? Just ground support? THAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB THE AIR FORCE HAS! Everything the Air Force does really boils down to supporting the ground troops. The powers that be claim that the multi-role fighters can do the job of close air support just as well as the A-10 as well as other roles such as air superiority. Well that’s just BULLSHIT! The A-10 is the best there ever was and is the platform the troops call when they get in trouble. I could go on and on but this writ-up does a much better job. Also watch the embedded video about how they built the A-10, it’s worth the 5 minutes.