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Monday, February 09, 2015

Air Force General Says Talking to Congress about A-10 Attack Jet is Treason

A-10 Thunderbolt IIMembers of the Air Force who discuss an airplane’s capabilities with members of Congress are guilty of treason, according to the vice commander of Air Combat Command.

Maj. Gen. James Post made the remarks in reference to the A-10 Thunderbolt II ground attack plane. The plane is a unique weapon in the Air Force inventory. Unlike the still-unproven sophisticated aircraft such as the F-35 that are about to come on line, the A-10 is decidedly low technology.

The plane can’t even break the sound barrier. It’s basically a cannon surrounded by an airframe, with enough armor to protect its pilot on low ground-attack missions.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9/2/15 20:11

    Someone should propose a direct comparison between the two planes in the roles that the A-10 has been fulfilling, direct ground support. Btw how A-10 could be bought for the loss of one F-35?

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