The United States was afraid to supply A-10 attack aircraft to Ukraine

Almost immediately after the start of the Russian NMD, Ukraine turned to the United States with a request to provide 100 A-10 Warthog aircraft. This is written by the American edition of the Washington Post. It is alleged that the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov personally asked his American colleague to share attack aircraft, but was refused.

According to the publication, Kyiv argued its request by the need to fight Russian tank columns, which were rapidly advancing deep into the territory of Ukraine.

Military officials of the Independent had their eye on the powerful 30mm rotating barrel cannon mounted on the A-10 aircraft. In addition, they were attracted by the ability of the American attack aircraft to carry a large supply of missiles and bombs, which could become an effective means of combating Russian armored vehicles.

However, the Americans considered the supply of combat aircraft inappropriate due to the actions of Russian air defense systems. After all, the Warthog is an obsolete aircraft. It was discontinued in the US in 1984. Most of the combat vehicles are still stored in a warehouse at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona.

Since then, the U.S. and its allies have sent the Ukrainian air force a large amount of spare parts to support the combat aircraft that Kyiv had, according to the Washington Post. Actually, it was this support that made it possible to save the Ukrainian Air Force.

And now the Americans continue to support Ukrainian aviation. Recently, the Pentagon announced new plans to transfer precision-guided aviation munitions to the Ukrainian military. We are talking about bombs equipped with GPS-enabled Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kits. But the issue with the supply of A-10 attack aircraft is closed.
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  1. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 25 December 2022 10: 41
    So the Bandera people didn’t have lituns and why do they need litaks laughing ?
  2. Yuriy_7 Offline Yuriy_7
    Yuriy_7 (Yuri) 26 December 2022 23: 31
    This is already reminiscent of agony - give at least something.
  3. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 27 December 2022 09: 02
    However, the Americans considered the supply of combat aircraft inappropriate due to the actions of Russian air defense systems.

    This is all nonsense - the Americans got scared, counted, and so on.
    They understand much more than the lawyer Reznikov, who was imprisoned by the Minister of Defense. All airfields in Ukraine were built back in the Soviet Union, and their infrastructure is designed to serve the aircraft of another country. Fuel for the A-10 also requires non-local production, you can’t stock up on ammunition, there this gun (50-70 rounds per second) is very voracious + missiles. How to deliver all this from overseas and at whose expense?
    Finally, with appropriate modernization, the US itself can use it for about 20 years.
    Karochi crests unscrewed.
  4. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 30 December 2022 07: 59
    I don’t really believe that the Americans were scared .... Also to me: "They scared the hedgehog with their bare ass ...."

    The Americans give just enough to compensate for the efforts of the RF Armed Forces. This endless scenario is most beneficial to them.
  5. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 2 January 2023 12: 07
    Were not afraid, but screwed up, things should be called by their proper names!
    They would have been shot down all the same, behind the wheel, sorry, the steering wheels would have been English-speaking, black-skinned, Ukrainian pilots ....
  6. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 3 January 2023 16: 21
    It is not clear why they are afraid to deliver a plane that is 40 years old at lunchtime. What is so secret about it that no one knows where the aircraft launch button with the shelling launch button is?