General: War fleet wearing out

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http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2007/05/usat_airforce_fleet_070508/

The Air Force’s fleet of warplanes is the oldest ever and wearing out, running the risk of a catastrophic failure, according to the head of the Air Force’s fighting fleet.

Gen. Ronald Keys, who leads Air Combat Command, points to cracked wings on A-10 attack planes, frayed electrical cables on U-2 spy planes and worn turbine blades on B-1 bombers. The Air Force spends 87% more on maintenance to maintain a fleet that is 15% less capable than in 1996, Keys said....
 
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