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Old 01-23-2016, 12:34 AM   #11
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:13 AM   #12
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The F-35 doesn't have the loiter time nor the payload. Game over, try again.

The Air Force Brass just doesn't like carrying water for the ground pounders. They want to focus on the air supremacy war. If push comes to shove, the Army will be more than willing to operate fixed wing aircraft like the A-10 alongside their Apaches and Kiowas. But that would require airfields with runways....and the Air Force would lose control of some serious juju....so the USAF keeps the CAS mission despite their maneuvering to make it a sideline operation.

The A-10 is quite The Boss for CAS in LIC (Low-Intensity Conflict) environments, and we will be involved in LICs forever.
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Old 01-23-2016, 03:54 AM   #13
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Seriously???
Yup , I'm pretty sure anyway.
I seem to remember some hype about it . I think the air force got a new Commander , or whatever they call their top ranked official only a couple of years ago.


edit*** this was the story I was thinking of, it was the Air Force Pacific.(didn't know it was structured like that)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...e-Pacific.html

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Obama picks first woman non-pilot to head Air Force in Pacific
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  • Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson will be replacing a veteran pilot who is moving on to another post
  • Her appointment reportedly comes amid a push for diversity in higher ranks of the military
A female general who has never piloted a military aircraft has been nominated by US President Barack Obama to head the Air Force in the Pacific.
Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson was nominated by the president for a fourth star and to be commanding general of the military branch’s Pacific operations.
If confirmed, she will be the first four-star female commander of combat forces, the Pentagon announced. But many wonder if her lack of experience in the air puts US forces on a highway to the danger zone.
‘You make operational decisions that require the understanding of what you are going to ask pilots to execute in combat where the wrong decisions mean the difference between life and death,’ a retired pilot told the Washington Times.
‘Now her vice commander and director of operations will be rated fighter pilots, but still she makes the decisions.’
Despite her lack of experience behind the controls, she is currently the vice commander of Air Force Combat Command – which is in charge of bomber and fighter jets.
Her time in this capacity was used as defense by the Pentagon for her nomination.



the article continues , but that's the jist there.


one of these old codgers around here probably knows more about AF brass than I ever will though, was hoping one of them could say.
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:45 PM   #14
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Yup , I'm pretty sure anyway.
I seem to remember some hype about it . I think the air force got a new Commander , or whatever they call their top ranked official only a couple of years ago.


edit*** this was the story I was thinking of, it was the Air Force Pacific.(didn't know it was structured like that)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...e-Pacific.html





the article continues , but that's the jist there.


one of these old codgers around here probably knows more about AF brass than I ever will though, was hoping one of them could say.
Obama looked for a Muslim Brotherhood member, but couldn't find one in the Air Force. So far. He had to settle for a desk jockey female. Another decade or two of affirmative action in the military and *Mohammed's your Uncle*, there will be several faithful candidates.
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Oh give it a fuckin' rest you boobs.

When the SECRETARY OF DEFENSE OR THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF ALL MILITARY PERSONEL doesn't even require military service to command, I think we can let a four star general off the hook for being proficient in other areas besides piloting.

And of course this decision ushers in the day when the mullahs are running our military because, you know. Obama.



The level of stupid that can bubble up on this forum at any given time is staggering.
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:10 AM   #16
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Oh give it a fuckin' rest you boobs.

When the SECRETARY OF DEFENSE OR THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF ALL MILITARY PERSONEL doesn't even require military service to command, I think we can let a four star general off the hook for being proficient in other areas besides piloting.

And of course this decision ushers in the day when the mullahs are running our military because, you know. Obama.



The level of stupid that can bubble up on this forum at any given time is staggering.
Hey, I was merely pointing out that a non pilot might not have a as deep an understanding of certain aircraft and there inherent benefits as someone who actually does pilot.


that and she got the job in part through affirmative action in the name of diversity over national security.


and I didn't say anything about muslims, that was eric ,
though I'm not sayin he's wrong
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Old 01-24-2016, 04:14 AM   #18
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If it works why take it out of circulation? Most sectors of the world are heading towards updated technology. Others that cause us grief choose to fight with yesterday's tech. This is a piece of machinery that has proven its power against those threats. We should keep it around.
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IIRC, the A-10 was designed as a tank killer. essentially, the gun was invented first, and the plane designed around it.
Today the AF has an identity problem. With the demise of SAC & TAC, all they really have left is MAC - Military Airlift Command. They're becoming just a cargo carrier, with limited bomber and air superiority capabilities. The AF is wanting to expand these later two, but is running into troubles because the planes are getting so expensive.
They're advocating a high tech stealth approach, that is driving costs, and reducing their readiness.

I'd say give the A-10 to the Marines and the Army. They're the ones that need it, and can use it more effectively than the AF.
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We do have another pretty effective CAS system.....

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