A-10 vs F-35 Mash Up!
The Pentagon has had a brain fart and wanted to replace the close support plane A-10 with this high tech brick, the F-35.
The A-10 Warthog…..
I have been following this story in support of keeping the A-10 as the primary close troop support plane…….some of my thought…..https://lobotero.com/2018/03/05/a-10-vs-f-35-remix/
There has been an evaluation going on with the A-10 and F-35…..and the next stage will begin soon…..
The Pentagon-led F-35 vs. A-10 Close Air Support assessment is nearing its next phase of evaluation, following an initial “first wave” of tests in July of this year — designed to test which of the two aircraft might be best suited to confront heavy enemy fire when performing high-risk CAS missions.
“Mission performance is under evaluation,” Vice Adm. Mat Winter, Program Executive Officer, F-35 program, told reporters earlier this year.
Pre- Initial Operational Test & Evaluation test phases, are currently underway at Edwards AFB and Naval Air Station China Lake, officials said.
Personally, there is NO contest….the ‘Hog has been saving troops lives for decades and should keep doing what it does best. I mean the Pentagon keeps upgrading the old B-52 and the same can be done with the A-10 and it would be cheaper than a fleet of flying bricks, F-35.
The A-10 does not need a replacement…..it carries out its duties just fine.