Monday, June 21, 2010

Gator Warthogs?

(fm the BC thread "Is Amphibious Warfare Obsolete?)

Sandy Daze,
(who extolled the A-10)

Serious question. Why do the Marines not fly Warthogs? Can it take off from an LHD? The AH1-W is terrific but the A-10 was designed to survive in a hostile environment. Nothing defines the Marine Corps more than facing a hostile environment, building up from zero on the ground during a “forcible entry.” Why not give every MEU 3 A-10s for CAS and one equipped as a Wild Weasel?

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