A-10s vs. F-35s: The Ultimate Battle Royal Is Here
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Dario Leone


Who wins?

According to Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, who is member of the the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program’s integration office, the close air support (CAS) flyoff between the F-35 and A-10 could start as early as next year.

“It’ll be a very interesting test,” said Pleus, a former U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot to DOD Buzz. “The A-10 was built to deal with tanks in Europe, a low, slow, big cannon on the front of it meant to destroy tanks and assist...

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