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