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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

A-10 Thunderbolt Warplane Deployed To Romania As Congressional Supporters Attempt To Save It For Years To Come

A-10 Thunderbolt IIAfter surviving numerous attempts to scrap it from the U.S. defense budget over the last few years, the 40-year-old A-10, a warplane built during the Cold War to destroy Soviet tanks, is back on the front lines of what could become a confrontation between NATO and the Russian army.

The plane is about to take part in long-term exercises in Romania designed to counter Russian moves in the region.

The exercise is just one of many over the last five months in which the plane, popular with airmen but not with top generals focused on saving money, has been involved on Russia's doorstep.

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