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Not Bob

My favorite plane of Gulf War 1

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Not Bob    12

Just love this plane - just looks awesome, saw one at Lauderdale some years ago.

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The_MadMan    19

I don't think they know themselves, it's a seesaw where it is under threat of being decomissioned and then it is saved again. 

It is very uncertain what fate of the Warthog will be...

 

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Able502    35

I read on a news site this week that they are still planning to retire her without having any plans to come up with a replacement. Talk about a bad idea!

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Pieter    15

Today I read that the Pentagon is thinking of not replacing the A-10 at all, they must be bonkers!

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Timerover51    26

The most recent word is that the A-10 will be retained, mainly due to Congressional Pressure on the Air Force, as they have no replacement for it at all.

Personally, my favorite plane is the Harrier used by the US Marines and the British during the war.  I am biased as I was working for the Marine Corps during the war.

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For me the Tomcat, stunning plane that performed very well over Iraq.

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A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14B Tomcat from fighter squadron VF-103 Sluggers prepares for refueling from a U.S. Air Force tanker on 4 February 1991 during the 1991 Gulf War. The aircraft is armed with AIM-7 Sparrow and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. VF-103 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW-17) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-60) for a deployment to the Mediterranean and the Red Sea in support of operations "Desert Shield" and "Desert Storm" from 7 August 1990 to 28 March 1991.

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