Source: Defense News
quote: Avenger isn't that effective against MBT's. A-10 would most likely use missiles to take out a T-80 or similar.
quote: the Avenger can penetrate 30mm of armor at 1,000m or 69mm at 500m.
quote: A-10 is also not the plane of choice to venture into areas with SAM coverage.
quote: Not many people realize it but the USAF put more funding into the V-22 than the Marines as it was a joint project.
quote: Of course, the USA is trying everything it can to avoid conflict
quote: Russia sounds pretty aggressive as of late
quote: Of course, the USA is trying everything it can to avoid conflict, but Russia looks to almost purposefully be seeing what the US will tolerate in bad behavior.
quote: i think the issue here is the changing battlefield...
quote: U.S. military was looking to retire single-purpose aircraft in favor of multirole aircraft
quote: WTF the A10 is the cheapest thing to operate in the Air Force.
quote: Senator Kelly Ayotte (R) has announced that she will push for amendments to be made to legislation that would prevent retirement the A-10 fleet.