Skip to comments.Pentagon To Scrap Warplane The Islamic State Fears
Posted on 01/26/2015 10:13:33 AM PST by raptor22
Defense Spending: The venerable A-10 Warthog, designed to stop Soviet tanks, and the perfect weapon to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, as President Obama promised, faces a budgetary chopping block.
We have noted the irony of how Obama was going to war against the Islamic State with weapons systems he had scrapped, ending the production runs of the F-22 Raptor and Tomahawk cruise missiles. They were dismissed by the administration as relics of the Cold War even as Russia was rearming and trying to reassemble the old Soviet Union.
We've also mentioned the phasing out of the A-10 Thunderbolt, a close-support aircraft that entered service in 1972 and was designed to combat Soviet tank formations on a European battlefield.
Dubbed the "Warthog" because of its decidedly un-sleek profile, the A-10 has been found to be useful in another capacity in Iraq attacking IS forces that don't want to be on the business end of the Warthog's 30 mm
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WAR ON TERROR PING
Bye bye Warthog. Effective equipment not “modern” enough?
Great idea, cut off the tip of your spears and arrows.
Makes you wonder who’s side the POS muslim puppet president is on........ NOT!
WAR ON TERROR PING
All this thing has ever done is exceed expectations and save American lives. I guess that’s not good enough for the Air Force. There are bigger political issues to consider.
Bear with me;
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HERE IS WHY I POSTED THIS ON THIS THREAD
People like things that are new regardless whether that new thing is better or not ... they like it, they want it and they will defend it because it's THEIRS and it's new
THAT'S why the A-10 is being done away with
In the eyes of people, NEW STUFF is better than old and they will accept new stuff only because it's new, never considering whether the old is a good thing or not
And if we're not militantly careful
Or simply too effective against muslim terrorists?
Why does this remind me of how when the budget of a state or local government needs to be cut, they threaten to first cut firemen and police?
Secondly, it is perhaps BECAUSE the A-10 is so effective that this “administration” wants to cut it.
Doesn’t Congress decided what weapons to spend the money on? Odumbo doesn’t want the A-10 because it WORKS against his muslim brothers. If you have ever seen or watched in real life what an A-10 can do, you can see why odumbo doesn’t want such an aircraft. Its highly effective and lethal.
Replaced by flammable tanks and crappy ships?
Never underestimate the stupidity of politicians and those who give them power.
These systems are being scrapped BECAUSE they are effective (F-22 and A-10). This is part of the big senior officer purge. If you don’t drink the ideological kool aid, you are gone.
This is being done on purpose.
Really stupid planning and strategy. The Warthog A-10 is probably one of the most fearsome engines of war any column of armor or transport has ever faced. Able to puncture and blow away tanks, they make mincemeat of a supply or infantry placement, and the sound of their approach should and does strike terror into the hearts of the opposing force.
Essentially, it is a cannon with wings, and it is of relatively very high maneuverability, nearly indestructible, able to still fly when reduced to practically tatters, because of all of its redundant internal control systems. Hydraulics, redundant back-up hydraulics, and if both fail, still mechanical control of the air control surfaces, and even with large parts of those same air control surfaces severely damaged, it can still cripple home on one engine, if need be.
Rather than scrap the program, ship most of the remaining stock and parts inventory to Israel, to bolster their own defense forces.
I nave a feeling that Obama and his minions will become more damaging to are military the closer he comes to leaving office. the worse damage will happen after 2016 election before the next president takes office.
The Warthog ~ so ugly it is beautiful.
I couldn’t agree more with everything except your final recommendation. Congress should reject this budget cut, fund continued production, and send the A-10’s to the Marines. They would know exactly what to do with them.
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