A-10 Pilot’s Compelling Case for Replacing Warthogs With Super Hornets
U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Shannon Renfroe/U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier (composite)
By PATRICK “BURT” BROWN
he U.S. Air Force wants to retire the A-10 Warthog, an aircraft I have ﬂown for years around the globe, by the end of the decade. While many may think all of us in the A-10 community want to hold onto our beloved mount for dear life, that isn’t necessarily the case. What many of us do want is a suitable replacement, of which there is none currently planned. This new aircraft should be relatively economical while also bringing additional capabilities to the ﬁght, especially one in the Paciﬁc against China. That aircraft should be the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet for a slew of reasons, some of which may be surprising.
Author’s note: the opinions and personal views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reﬂect the views or opinions of the United States Government, the Department of Defence, the United States Air Force or the United States Space Force.
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