The tale about USAF repeatedly trying to drop A-10

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Unread post20 Sep 2015, 06:17

I've heard this before from several people, but never seen any particular details to support the claim. The 2015 proposal to meet Congress's demanded budget cut is the first specific actual thing USAF has done that I'm aware of that could be interpreted that way. What else have they done/said before that could be construed as anti-A-10? Nothing, in which case the claim is false? Have there been budget years before 2015 that cut A-10s out of the budget? Are these folks saying that something else was an attempt at replacing A-10, like the addition of air-to-ground ability to F-16 years & years ago, or ETF (the program that gave us F-16XL and F-15E), or various upgrades to bombers or AC-130s?...
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Unread post20 Sep 2015, 08:53

This discussion should be here
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Unread post21 Sep 2015, 23:31

Of course not. It would make no sense for an issue that has nothing to do with F-35 and didn't mention F-35 to get dumped in an F-35 thread in an F-35 forum. That's just absurd.
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Unread post21 Sep 2015, 23:44

delvo wrote:Of course not. It would make no sense for an issue that has nothing to do with F-35 and didn't mention F-35 to get dumped in an F-35 thread in an F-35 forum. That's just absurd.

The AF is trying to dumb the A-10 to get more funds for the F-35
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Unread post21 Sep 2015, 23:59

The A-10 was always destined for replacement by the . If you look at many of the PDFs out there, you will see the pic that shows each plane that the is replacing for each region (See last Pic below). However, no timelines are given.

The only timelines I have ever seen (up until this last couple of years) has been this graph from a USAF Sep 08 PDF.

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