Comment So the fix is in. The Treasury's attempt during recent weeks to kill off the final UK tranche of cripplingly expensive Eurofighter combat jets will be quashed, on the personal orders of Gordon Brown. Money will be taken from taxpayers, and lives will be lost among British troops, to buy aircraft which won't be any use - some may never even fly.
Why can't Harriers be fitted with canon or gatling gun to give us an A10 equivalent?
Harrier seems like an ideal platform for an A10 replacement, can be there faster than an Apache, but can then stand off and fire like an Apache.
Maybe I'm niave, but I can't see why this hasn't been implemented.