posted on Aug, 12 2015 @ 05:04 PM
If developing a new dedicated CAS aircraft I would hope the designers have the same approach to the A-X that the Warthog guys did, design the aircraft
around the gun. Might be the F-35s cannon as opposed to the beloved Avenger, not to much threat from Soviet MBTs as there was but a CAS aircraft still
needs a gun that packs a wallop + a kick in the armor.
Short to mid term ehh? They must already have an airframe in mind then. Would some stealth features be a requirement as well? Even if a low threat
environment those new Russian SAMs could wind up anywhere, especially if that tech found its way into man portable systems if it hasn't already.
I hope the Warbird foundation can snag a Hog before they all see the boneyard.