Saluting the United States Marine Corps on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. The volcanic island was an important objective in the war in the Pacific. Aerial bombs and naval shells exploded harmlessly in the lava. Only close quarters combat, employing flame throwers worked. With a casualty rate of 30%, almost 7,000 Marines were killed in the battle.
Here's How Every Aircraft Carrier in the World Stacks Up to the U.S. Navy's
Low & slow is the way to go. The Super Tocano from Brazil's Embraer is an excellent close air support airplane. It sips fuel, can loiter for hours but packs a punch. Best of all, pilots can tell the good guys from the bad guys in places like Afganistan, unlike guys in jets at 30,000 feet.