04 May 2006

Afghan War Planes: Retro Is In

Apparently, the ancient B-52 bomber and Vietnam era A-10 close air support attack fighter are the most popular warplanes in Afghanistan (yes, we are still fighting a low level war against the Taliban there, and by some reports not doing a terrific job of it either). The aging British Harrier jump jet follows, with the F-18 (why exactly we are using carrier based aircraft in one of the world's most landlocked countries confuses me) and AH-64 Apache helicopters round out the active fleet.

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