Robert wrote:Politics aside, the A10 should be kept because it's a highly effective and cheap ground support aircraft. That it's 40 year old technology is not an issue. The .45 handgun is being reissued and it was designed in 1911. The 50 caliber HMG dates from WWII. Etc.
The F35 is an overpriced piece of garbage. Pilots don't like flying it because the oxygen system is buggy. Fighter pilots scared of a plane should tell you something.
Finally, it's my understanding that it's the Air Force who wants to trade the A10 for the F35, not the president per se. And this isn't the first time they've targeted the A10. I think they just don't like ground support aircraft, plus, of course, they're probably heavily lobbied by Aerospace companies, who also hire their retired officers.
F35 is an overpriced piece of garbage. Pilots don't like flying it because the oxygen system is buggy.
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