IR0NMIKE 6 wrote:The Su-25's were literally falling from the sky in the late 80's in Afghanistan, with one shot down by an F-16 flown by a Pakistani..... In comparison, no A-10's were ever shot down there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_So ... fghanistan
Can the Su-25 take hits too? Sure, but the scoreboard in the same terrain against the same enemy speaks volumes. A-10's were even shot at by the same US equipment lol.
So which plane would I bet my life on? The A-10 hands down. Just my opinion.
I personally wouldn't blame Russians if they would try to even score with USA and start to supply Muslim extremists with advanced weapons like Americans used to do back in 80s. But it would make Afghanistan completely no-fly zone for you so your luck I guess.
Go invade Panama to make you feel better.
PS. Also CAS plane shoot down by dedicated fighter? No kidding!