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The Warthog LIVES!!!
« on: January 18, 2015, 05:27:23 PM »


http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/warthog-lives_823820.html?page=1

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Fortunately, Congress wasn’t gulled, and the latest National Defense Authorization Act forbade the USAF from retiring the A-10. It helped that the politicians fighting for the A-10 included not just McCain but also Sen. Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire, whose husband flew A-10s in Iraq, and Represent-ative Martha McSally, a retired Air Force colonel who herself flew A-10s in combat.
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 05:28:46 PM »
now maybe they can figure out how to fix the F35 without paying a shit-ton more money :)
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2015, 05:33:18 PM »
thats simple.  kill off the Marine version.
Toonces - Don't ask me, I just close my eyes and take it.

Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

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Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 06:06:35 PM »

WOOHOO!!





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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 06:46:29 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 07:04:10 PM »
Cool, but does congress really know better than the Air Force. I find it interesting that it's the military that wants to cancel the program, and the politicians that want to protect it.
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 07:28:38 PM »
Cool, but does congress really know better than the Air Force. I find it interesting that it's the military that wants to cancel the program, and the politicians that want to protect it.

The Air Force wants to kill it...they're not really military when you get down to it  ;)

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2015, 07:36:15 PM »
Love that flying gun so very, very much. Ugly sexy!
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2015, 07:36:34 PM »
The Air Force may not need the A-10.

The Army does.
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2015, 07:44:25 PM »
Cool, but does congress really know better than the Air Force. I find it interesting that it's the military that wants to cancel the program, and the politicians that want to protect it.

in this case yes, the politicians know better.  the Air Force has never liked the A-10.
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2015, 08:08:04 AM »
Because it's a flying artillery piece, basically. Much better suited for the Army.
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2015, 09:21:57 AM »
Cool, but does congress really know better than the Air Force.

The USAF brass doesn't care for much besides buying the shiniest, newest toys, the more the better. They'd have nothing but fighters if they could sell it to Congress. Gone are the days when USAF generals were all from bomber command. Now that's not considered "sexy" enough by the fighter jocks who run things.

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2015, 09:48:08 AM »
thats simple.  kill off the Marine version.

So kill off the one version that might be able to effectively take on the CAS mission. Yeah that outta work :P
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2015, 09:50:37 AM »
Because it's a flying artillery piece, basically. Much better suited for the Army.

The obvious solution is to start letting the Army operate fixed-wing aircraft for CAS.
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2015, 10:01:11 AM »
The Air Force may not need the A-10.

The Army does.

My thoughts exactly.  I wonder what the response would be to transfer the planes, and give the pilots, support personnel the option to move to the Army at the equivalent rank with some sort of 'transfer bonus'...