Quote Originally Posted by mcnerney View Post
The A-10 is a pretty cool aircraft and great investment for what it was built to do. Ever since I retired in 1989, the Air Force leadership has been trying to retire that fleet, but some savvy congressmen have put a stop to it, each time it comes up, thankfully. The other day I saw a YouTube video where an F-35 is dispatched to destroy an enemy truck convoy, give me a break. Look at the logic in that, they are going to dispatch a $235 million dollar aircraft and then fire a $1 million dollar missile to destroy a truck convoy, when a $5 million dollar A-10 firing the 30 mm cannon can do the same job for way less money, it just doesn't make sense.
Dear mcnerney,

Judging by your avatar, I always assumed you were a Warthog pilot.

Rick