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Comment Re:A-10 for the Win (Score 1) 490

The Soviets practiced pop-up missile attacks using Foxbats. Theoretically it would have worked--as long as the SR exactly flew a known route and altitude, and as long as the SR didn't know they were there.

Reportedly Foxhounds could get a lock on an SR. Also reportedly we quit flying routine missions over the Soviets after the U2 incident, so they had no real opportunity to knock it down.

Comment Re:A-10 for the Win (Score 1) 490

Answer to why it was retired is straight-forward, cost. The fuel alone was ridiculously expensive; a quote that sums it up- "It would have been cheaper to use single malt scotch".

True, true.

Assuming that any country that could shoot down a U2 could also shoot down a SR-71...

Bad assumption.

Not true, not true.

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