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CSM Charles Hayden
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If the aging B 52 is still in service, there is no reason the A-10 cannot keep flying!
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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Yes, and the B52 is expected to still be in service with the USAF up to and possibly beyond the year 2045
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MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
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I am pumped over the smart cluster bombs the USAF has. Much of the principle of bombers was area targeting. The USAF has 1000 lbs. bombs that dispurses many cluster bombs that actually hunt for hard targets. Now they have the huge capability of precision bombing from the bombers. I am no expert, but I believe one B-52 can wipe out many enemy armored vehicles. Probably divisions at a time.
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CDR Retired
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Smart. Just plain smart. Thank you, USAF AFMC!
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Lt Col John (Jack) Christensen
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Wise move. IMO the Air Force decision on retiring the A-10 is more politically driven than based on mission requirements. They need funding to get new programs going and Congress won't approve funding without forcing something to go out of the budget.
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