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Posted: 11/27/2014 6:56:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 6:56:22 PM EDT by KA3B]
Two articles.

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/225339-a-10s-will-support-war-against-isis

An Air Force A-10 fighter squadron that recently deployed to the Middle East will work with coalition forces to support the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Air Force said Monday.

The squadron will serve as part of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Group, which was reactivated on Nov. 14, according to an Air Force press report.



The A-10 Warthog Is Back in Iraq?—?And Just in Time

Attack jets prep for war as Ramadi defenders make do without air support

The low- and slow-flying A-10 Warthog jet is back in the Middle East—seven years after the attack planes withdrew.

The prospect of A-10s joining the war against Islamic State was subject to rumors in September, when elements of the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing—which flies the twin-engine A-10—deployed to Southwest Asia.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 6:57:13 PM EDT
Brrr Brrrrrrrrrrr Brrrrrr!!!
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 6:58:35 PM EDT
The pickins will be a plenty for the Warthog.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 6:58:46 PM EDT
YESSSSSS!!!!!!!

Can't wait for the gun cam footage
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:02:33 PM EDT
They sent them in early October
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:03:57 PM EDT
Fucking A!
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:07:05 PM EDT
Tagscribed for liveleak footage
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:13:48 PM EDT
In for the pics of smoldering white Toyota pickup trucks.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:14:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FDrifting:
Fucking A!
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Fuckin' A10/A10
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:22:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:23:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:23:29 PM EDT
Good, good.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:24:28 PM EDT
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrp....

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Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:29:25 PM EDT
Angels on our shoulders.

I will buy a beer anytime anywhere for an a10 pilot for the rest of my life.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:42:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Badlatitude:
They sent them in early October
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And they haven't done shit until now.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:43:25 PM EDT
Very cool.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:46:08 PM EDT
Warthog fans be coming out like roaches.

Go warthogs.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:47:40 PM EDT
Sorry but ISIS needs a lot more love from the AC130 community. Jus' sayin'.

TC
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:50:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
Brrr Brrrrrrrrrrr Brrrrrr!!!
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That should be posted in the "What song gives you goose bumps" thread.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 7:57:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bcsoeod:
YESSSSSS!!!!!!!

Can't wait for the gun cam footage
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Too bad there will likely be footage of them smoking up armored hummers and Abrams.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:01:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 11:10:51 PM EDT by Paul]
I wish them luck but. What happens if some [derogatory racial slur removed - Paul] gets lucky and shoots one down?
What resources do we have on the ground to rescue the pilot?
Hardly doubt ISIS is beyond beheading one of our pilots on video. Then what?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:02:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By GoVol98:


That should be posted in the "What song gives you goose bumps" thread.
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Originally Posted By GoVol98:
Originally Posted By TheRegulator:
Brrr Brrrrrrrrrrr Brrrrrr!!!


That should be posted in the "What song gives you goose bumps" thread.




Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:05:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 11:11:22 PM EDT by Paul]
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Originally Posted By underdogII:
I wish them luck but. What happens if some [derogatory racial slur removed - Paul] gets lucky and shoots one down?
What resources do we have on the ground to rescue the pilot?
Hardly doubt ISIS is beyond beheading one of our pilots on video. Then what?
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enjoy your vacation
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:09:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 11:11:37 PM EDT by Paul]
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Originally Posted By ludder093:


enjoy your vacation
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Originally Posted By ludder093:
Originally Posted By underdogII:
I wish them luck but. What happens if some [derogatory racial slur removed - Paul] gets lucky and shoots one down?
What resources do we have on the ground to rescue the pilot?
Hardly doubt ISIS is beyond beheading one of our pilots on video. Then what?


enjoy your vacation


OK, what ever that means. I worry about Pilots. What assets do we have on the ground to rescue the pilot
was the question? Do you trust the Iraq Army to rescue him? Fly in from Kuwait? Fly off a ship sitting in the Persian Gulf? What's your plan?
I just think these things are not well thought out. That's all.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:10:56 PM EDT
kill 'em
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:11:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bcsoeod:
YESSSSSS!!!!!!!

Can't wait for the gun cam footage
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Yes, bring on the liveleak links.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:26:19 PM EDT
Excellent.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:33:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By underdogII: I wish them luck but. What happens if some raghead gets lucky and shoots one down?
What resources do we have on the ground to rescue the pilot?
Hardly doubt ISIS is beyond beheading one of our pilots on video. Then what?
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More rumbling to "do something" about the Islamic State.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:39:20 PM EDT
One of the coolest things I've ever done flying Preds and Reapers was giving an manual, non-LSST talk-on to some Talib an then seeing a Hawg gun run hit exactly on the bad guys. Was f'ing awesome.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:44:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By disco_jon75:
One of the coolest things I've ever done flying Preds and Reapers was giving an manual, non-LSST talk-on to some Talib an then seeing a Hawg gun run hit exactly on the bad guys. Was f'ing awesome.
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English please.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:45:33 PM EDT
Good.

Now wipe them out!

I am sick and tired of the existence of ISIS. This "army" couldn't take over Alabama (seriously, the Alabama rednecks and trailer trash would massacre them), but they routed the goddamn Iraqis. This shit has gone on long enough. Bomb them into extinction already dammit!
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:46:26 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 2A373:


English please.
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Originally Posted By 2A373:
Originally Posted By disco_jon75:
One of the coolest things I've ever done flying Preds and Reapers was giving an manual, non-LSST talk-on to some Talib an then seeing a Hawg gun run hit exactly on the bad guys. Was f'ing awesome.


English please.

He used a drone to call in airstrikes on Taliban.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:49:03 PM EDT


Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp!

"Oh, excuse me all 100 of you guys"'
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 8:59:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By underdogII:


OK, what ever that means. I worry about Pilots. What assets do we have on the ground to rescue the pilot
was the question? Do you trust the Iraq Army to rescue him? Fly in from Kuwait? Fly off a ship sitting in the Persian Gulf? What's your plan?
I just think these things are not well thought out. That's all.
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Originally Posted By underdogII:
Originally Posted By ludder093:
Originally Posted By underdogII:
I wish them luck but. What happens if some [derogatory racial slur removed - Paul] gets lucky and shoots one down?
What resources do we have on the ground to rescue the pilot?
Hardly doubt ISIS is beyond beheading one of our pilots on video. Then what?


enjoy your vacation


OK, what ever that means. I worry about Pilots. What assets do we have on the ground to rescue the pilot
was the question? Do you trust the Iraq Army to rescue him? Fly in from Kuwait? Fly off a ship sitting in the Persian Gulf? What's your plan?
I just think these things are not well thought out. That's all.


Im not really sure what your saying? Are we not going to have air support for our guys on the ground? So whats your plan? Use the drones? I mean this is combat, no one wants any US service men and women hurt, but they are combat soldiers and pilots and the A10 mission is very different than a drones.

Personally, I think we should go balls out, total war or nothing at all. We pulled our people out too early and has bitten us in the ass all for political points. This half asses attempt at policing another nation or being part of a wide coalition is a bunch of crap. Unfortunatly our military is in a situation where total annihilation is not allowed because of the progressive leadership, hell they wont even admit we are at war. A10 has a mission that few can match, and the A10 is a solid beast with a proven track record in this very situation.

We have ground troops out there fighting in case you have not noticed, are you advocating that we just say, oh sorry, no air support for you because A10 pilots might get shot down? Clairify your points please and give us a alternative. Because other than pull everyone out or sending everyone in niether of which this president has the balls to do. I dont see how we have much of a choice.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:00:52 PM EDT
When the Hog farts...people listen.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:32:04 PM EDT
Strafe those fuckers back to the stone age....uh, never mind, they never left the stone age.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 9:38:27 PM EDT
That is my dream job!
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:37:25 PM EDT
Do they still use napalm? If not, now is a good time. Make sure the napalm has pig grease dissolved into the gel.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:38:49 PM EDT
... this is good news!
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:39:16 PM EDT
Why isn't the GAU-8 not on treads is beyond me...

Imagine that gun on armor with 3-4x the ammo as the A-10 rolling down the streets of Tikrit.
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Originally Posted By rabidus:
Do they still use napalm? If not, now is a good time. Make sure the napalm has pig grease dissolved into the gel.
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Napalm and flame bombs in general are not really that great for antipersonnel work.

Great for attacking people in bunkers though
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Originally Posted By tigermilk:
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Came to post this.
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I'm not much of a war plane buff but I have always thought that the warthog was a bad mam-a-jama along with the AC-130.

Dont get me wrong I think fighter jets are completely awesome too but there is just something I like about brute mean fire power. It makes sense though because I was a lineman in football.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:50:43 PM EDT
Peacetime/low intensity USAF: "Bah, the A-10 is obsolete, let's scrap them."
Wartime USAF: "Oh shit, a war! Quick, deploy the A-10's!"
Peacetime/low intensity USAF: "Bah, the A-10 is obsolete, let's scrap them."
Wartime USAF: "Oh shit, a war! Quick, deploy the A-10's!"
Peacetime/low intensity USAF: "Bah, the A-10 is obsolete, let's scrap them."
Wartime USAF: "Oh shit, a war! Quick, deploy the A-10's!"

We're on at least the third cycle.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:51:48 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By rabidus:
Why isn't the GAU-8 not on treads is beyond me...

Imagine that gun on armor with 3-4x the ammo as the A-10 rolling down the streets of Tikrit.
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I think I saw a vid of a U.S. Navy armored vehicle with a similar gun mounted in Afgan.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 10:53:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 10:54:30 PM EDT by SilentType]
Interesting. Under what ceiling restrictions though will they be doing it?

Politics and fear of casualties or POWs is definitely going to be factored into operations.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:01:59 PM EDT
This is great and all but what's really needed at this point are B-52's and canned sunshine.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 11:03:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SilentType: Interesting. Under what ceiling restrictions though will they be doing it?

Politics and fear of casualties or POWs is definitely going to be factored into operations.
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There will be no POWs. POW was a nice legal fiction of the past.
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 12:03:13 AM EDT
Good .... now when do they deploy to DC
Link Posted: 11/28/2014 12:07:13 AM EDT
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Napalm and flame bombs in general are not really that great for antipersonnel work.

Great for attacking people in bunkers though
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Originally Posted By R0N:
Originally Posted By rabidus:
Do they still use napalm? If not, now is a good time. Make sure the napalm has pig grease dissolved into the gel.



Napalm and flame bombs in general are not really that great for antipersonnel work.

Great for attacking people in bunkers though


Toasting them on open ground isn't effective?
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