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leitmotiv
04-05-2007, 04:45 AM
A-10 slated to serve until 2028. Recognized as supreme in close air support. Out of production for years!!!! Funny old world.

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2007/04/a-highertec...pe-program/index.php (http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2007/04/a-highertech-hog-the-a10c-pe-program/index.php)

leitmotiv
04-05-2007, 04:45 AM
A-10 slated to serve until 2028. Recognized as supreme in close air support. Out of production for years!!!! Funny old world.

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2007/04/a-highertec...pe-program/index.php (http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/2007/04/a-highertech-hog-the-a10c-pe-program/index.php)

PBNA-Boosher
04-05-2007, 11:08 AM
It does its job perfectly well, for sure, but are we sure that this isn't because they haven't yet designed a replacement?

Bo_Nidle
04-05-2007, 11:24 AM
One of my favourite jets.

Its especially ironic that the USAF are keeping it so long as they never wanted it at all initially.

woofiedog
04-05-2007, 12:32 PM
Link for more photo's: http://www.a-10.org/photos/photos2.asp

http://www.a-10.org/images/a10_van01.jpg

fordfan25
04-05-2007, 12:44 PM
lol i love it

leitmotiv
04-05-2007, 01:49 PM
It is incredible that the Air Force is planning a huge buy of aircraft which will be mediocre at close air support, the F-35, and still dislikes the A-10, the champion CAS aircraft of the world. Good, old USAF---totally schizo---it alternately only loves a plane which can either go mach 3 or a plane which can obliterate an area the size of Texas---but hates CAS, and has since it got away from the Army sixty years ago.

WarWolfe_1
04-05-2007, 01:59 PM
My favorite jet!

jarink
04-05-2007, 02:14 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Out of production for years!!!! Funny old world </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The B-52 has it beat in the "most years in service after production closed down" by a long shot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Strangely, B-52s aren't all that bad at CAS, either! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/web/040518-F-0000D-004.jpg

Warrington_Wolf
04-05-2007, 02:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by woofiedog:
Link for more photo's: http://www.a-10.org/photos/photos2.asp

http://www.a-10.org/images/a10_van01.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Wow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
It's gone from A-team to A-10.
The A-10 is one of my favourite jet aircraft and my weapon of choice in Lock On.