@skyfire77 If we are talking about fighting with external stores against tanks, I agree the A-10 isn't really better. Though I think its been decades since fighting tanks was a priority for A-10's.
I think of its missions is CAS for infantry in third world advisories where the gun is the primary weapon. There is where the A-10 has an advantage.
Now we can all agree that we are not sure exactly if there will ever be another Isis or Afghan conflict where it is needed. I hope not. And if there is not, then maybe its time to park it.