Iraq equipment V older kit? NONE POLITICAL

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  1. Readie

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    I have been watching the Iraq - Afghanistan - Gulf war air strikes. There is no doubt that the smart bombs. drones are very clever and effective. But, I have also wondered if any WW2 aircraft could add something to the mix.
    I say this as the opposition is not technically advanced and would say, a King Cobra or Typhoon be able to deliver lower speed strikes that would be effective in this theatre?

    What do you think?
    Cheers
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    I think something to the effect was brought up early on in Afghanistan. Troops were (supposedly, because I can't confirm personally) complaining that the B-52's were dropping short on runs, and that they'd prefer a CAS aircraft like the A-10 Warthog to bomb near them. As per the WW2 side of things, have you ever looked up the Piper PA-48 Enforcer?
    Piper PA-48 Enforcer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    According to wiki (which I sometimes trust as far as I can throw the computer), the Enforcer was the "ultimate development" of the P51.
     
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    How about something along the lines of the Flying Dumptruck?

    Not only was it actually designed and test flown during WWII, but the Douglas A-1 (Skyraider) performed well in two successive wars (not including other actions involving foreign operators) and had a pretty impressive service record.
     
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    After all your analysis, calculations, comparisons, lessons learned, etc., you will come out with..........the A-10!
     
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    As a bonus you get a beautiful plane to boot!
     
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    Thanks. The Enforcer is new to me.I appreciate learning about an aircraft that i was unaware of.

    I was thinking more of precision bombing / attack aircraft from the WW2 era, like this Ilyushin 2/10 Sturmovik - history, photos, specification of the Ilyushin 2/10 Sturmovik or this post war Ilyushin Il-10 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Very strong and capable of delivering a fatal blow.

    Just a thought

    Cheers
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    IIRC, the Il-10 was used post war for some time, before it could not keep up with Armor advancements. I think it even had a NATO call-sign.
     
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