I was surprised to find out that the USAF planned on scrapping the plane in 1990 due to lack of role within the military since it was presumed that the AH-64 could take care of the close air support role which was the traditional role of army aviation instead of the air forces'.
It was the Gulf War in 1991 that secured the A-10's role in the US military. It killed more enemy armored vehicles and tanks than any other system.
The A-10 is a sweet-ass bird
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