vygramul: In other news, the Air Force doesn't like the CAS mission and would just as soon not have it at all.
antidisestablishmentarianism: Retiring the bestest plane evar? What will replace it?
slayer199: vygramul: In other news, the Air Force doesn't like the CAS mission and would just as soon not have it at all.I'm sure the Army would be happy to take them off their hands if the USAF doesn't want them anymore. The Army loves the Warthogs.
T-Servo: antidisestablishmentarianism: Retiring the bestest plane evar? What will replace it?Lockheed Martin has assured me that the F-35 will be able to handle all responsibilities of the A-10, and will do it with an invisibility cloak and loiter time of 20+ hours.
pag1107: Retiring anything in favor of the F-35 is a pretty stupid idea.
Hack Patooey: T-Servo: antidisestablishmentarianism: Retiring the bestest plane evar? What will replace it?Lockheed Martin has assured me that the F-35 will be able to handle all responsibilities of the A-10, and will do it with an invisibility cloak and loiter time of 20+ hours.With rainbows shooting out its ass, no doubt.
clkeagle: The Pentagon needs to figure out whatever stupid rule prevents the Army from possessing these and revoke it.
fluffy2097: The warthog brings home pilots in situations where there is really no logical reason why it would be capable of flying.
belhade: It's a flying tank. that flies. HOW CAN YOU RETIRE THAT??
xxmedium: All those who believe that take one step forward.
error 303: Chupathingy.
Earguy: I once took part in an Army training exercise, I was a "wounded soldier", complete with cinema-makeup broken arm, and got to hang out on the ground waiting for the Rangers to come rescue me. A10s circled overhead providing coverage.What impressed me most was the machine guns. The rounds fire off so fast they don't go bang-bang-bang, they go VVVVVVVVRRRBBBBT.
schnee: I remember driving between Phoenix and Tucson one sunny day, in my bright red Pontiac. Off in the distance, two specs flying and getting closer and closer. A couple of seconds later, two A-10s screamed nearly overhead.Nothing like being target practice./cool plane//I'm a confirmed kill
xxmedium: Why the hell would you direct a petition at the Obama Administration when it's the Senate and the DoD procurement that are making these determinations?
Egoy3k: I must be missing something here the A-10 is a extremely effective aircraft and has proven it's worth about a thousand times over. The only possible drawback is the main gun is goddamned expensive to operate. The thing is the only thing an F-35 can use in place of the A-10's main gun are JDAMs and JSOWs which cost a fortune. Each.
fluffy2097: belhade: It's a flying tank. that flies. HOW CAN YOU RETIRE THAT??It's a gun with wings. and an engine.The same man who looked at the GAU-8 and said "Make this gun fly", is the same guy who was carrying a howitzer in a C-130 and said to himself "Let's shoot at targets on the ground with this howitzer, by aiming it out the farking window!"
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