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Are U-2s, MC-12s, KC-10s and A-10s going away?

An A-10 Thunderbolt II, piloted by Capt. Eric Fleming, prepares for takeoff at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 2. The teeth painted on the nose of the aircraft symbolizes the legacy of the fighter squadron, dating back to the famous "Flying Tigers" of WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)(Released)
An A-10 Thunderbolt II, piloted by Capt. Eric Fleming, prepares for takeoff at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 2. The teeth painted on the nose of the aircraft symbolizes the legacy of the fighter squadron, dating back to the famous "Flying Tigers" of WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)(Released)
An A-10 Thunderbolt II, piloted by Capt. Eric Fleming, prepares for takeoff at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Dec. 2. The teeth painted on the nose of the aircraft symbolizes the legacy of the fighter squadron, dating back to the famous “Flying Tigers” of WWII. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)(Released)

Are U-2s, MC-12s, KC-10s and A-10s all headed to the boneyard in FY15? With a continuing pressure on the DoD budget to cut costs, Flight International assembles a team of analysts to predict which aircraft will be put to sleep and which airplanes will remain.

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