Warthaog On The Endangered Speices List

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.

Airmen at odds with Air Force brass over future of beloved A-10 plane

Is the A-10 Warthog a Cold War relic, or a battlefield workhorse? U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg L. Davis Read More:

One Reply to “Warthaog On The Endangered Speices List”

  1. I’ve seen a few of the drones that are used for various recon and ground support missions but they don’t seem to have the payload capability to replace the A-10. Maybe they’ll just send a bunch of drones on the same mission.

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