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spitfire1212wade
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The Contender
DawsonBruno
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The A-10 should remain in service in the Middle East

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spitfire1212wade
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/8/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (8)
Votes (1)

 

spitfire1212wade

Pro

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is amazing. With a GAU-8 cannon that can fire 30 wine bottle sized rounds per second and Maverick missiles ready to blast down all opposition, this aircraft is perfect to fight terrorist groups because it can resist damage and does not need to fly fast because terrorists do not have easy access to fighter interceptors. It can carry up to 16,000 pounds of missiles and bombs, making it perfect to destroy a large area in which the terrorists may be in, leaving nothing to chance.
DawsonBruno

Con

Think of how the people feel when they see a big a** tank of a plane flying over them. Their government and ours knows it gives us more power and control over them.
Debate Round No. 1
spitfire1212wade

Pro

That's exactly what it's made for. Decimating the enemy and depleting their morale so that they will have less will to fight and we will have less casualties, which will make us have higher morale, not to mention our power over terrorists. This is something not found in F-22s and F-35s.
DawsonBruno

Con

DawsonBruno forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
spitfire1212wade

Pro

The GAU-8 cannon on the A-10 is the only gun we aren't selling overseas because it's so deadly AND IT'S NOT BEING REPLICATED ON THE F-22 OF F-35. This is a great CAS aircraft.
DawsonBruno

Con

DawsonBruno forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by spitfire1212wade 2 years ago
spitfire1212wade
That's good. Less casualties that way.
Posted by DawsonBruno 2 years ago
DawsonBruno
I know it helps us, but think of what terror they are in...
Posted by spitfire1212wade 2 years ago
spitfire1212wade
yeah sure accept away!
Posted by lord_megatron 2 years ago
lord_megatron
Can I accept this debate? I don't know much about Middle East though so I am at a disadvantage
Posted by spitfire1212wade 2 years ago
spitfire1212wade
Thanks. They're an awesome airplane.
Posted by 1r0nwolf007 2 years ago
1r0nwolf007
Dude, I'm glad you can say something. The A-10 should continue being used for air-to-ground support for our troops.
Posted by Jonnykelly 2 years ago
Jonnykelly
Yeah, a lot of AF officials want to retire it in favor of the F-35.
Posted by TBR 2 years ago
TBR
I have no interest in taking the debate, and think there should be NO weapons active in the middle east, but I have to ask, is someone suggesting removing the A-10?
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 2 years ago
dsjpk5
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