Moppy said:phavoc said:Then again the men and women asking for the F-22 and F-35 forces only want the newest toys and try very hard not to live within their budgets. And they also do their damndest to eliminate competitors to their missions, such as trying very hard for many years to kill the A-10 because it's not a fighter aircraft and it's "only" mission is ground support - a mission the USAF does not want but also refuses to allow the Army to handle. Silly politics between services remains a problem, and would, I suspect, be present in the Traveller universe as well.
Remember when the air force wanted to sell the A-10s to the army, and the army said no?
Yep. The Army wanted the USAF to pay to re-wing and operate them. And they had/have the cover of Congress to make it come out of USAF budget instead of Army budget. Now, if the USAF proposed to hand over the budge, infrastructure and people to do the job.... which will never happen... the Army would most likely take them.