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Posted: 9/29/2014 11:18:18 PM EST
http://www.stripes.com/news/islamic-state-fight-could-breathe-new-life-into-the-a-10-1.305147

Months after staving off a trip to the boneyard, the embattled A-10 Thunderbolt II is headed to the Middle East where it could be used to fight Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria.

An Indiana Air National Guard unit that flies the Cold War-era gunships, known as Warthogs, is planning to deploy about 300 airmen and an unknown number of its aircraft to the U.S. Central Command region early next month, says a Sept. 17 news release from the unit.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 11:20:14 PM EST
Just keep the damn plane already! We have nothing else effective to replace it!
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Link Posted: 9/29/2014 11:24:17 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 4thUSMC:
Just keep the damn plane already! We have nothing else effective to replace it!
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Hell, we ought to make More of them!
We've had a far greater need for CAS as opposed to A2A for the last 12 years!


Saint Peter
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 11:33:58 PM EST
God forbid we ever engage Russian Tanks, but I hope one lucky pilot gets a chance to fulfill the initial role of that beautiful bastard.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 11:44:04 PM EST
It kills bad guys and comes home despite getting shot up. What's not to like.



Link Posted: 9/30/2014 12:18:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By crux:
It kills bad guys and comes home despite getting shot up. What's not to like.
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I agree so very much. I read up on this play years ago. It is so well designed. The engines are largely shielded from AAA by being above the wings and rear thingy (horizontal control surface). Pilot sits in an armored tub. Simple rugged redundant control systems. I don't know if there has ever been a better ground support aircraft.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 12:21:14 AM EST
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Originally Posted By crux:
It kills bad guys and comes home despite getting shot up. What's not to like.

http://simhq.com/forum/files/usergals/2011/02/full-11236-7023-pic_013.png
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You realize that pic came from a game? :lol:
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 12:25:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By crux:
It kills bad guys and comes home despite getting shot up. What's not to like.

http://simhq.com/forum/files/usergals/2011/02/full-11236-7023-pic_013.png

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https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/products/warthog/
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 12:27:17 AM EST
Yesssssss.

We had an A10 airbase nearby growing up. Used to see those ugly bastards all the time.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 12:59:25 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Requiem:


You realize that pic came from a game? :lol:
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Originally Posted By crux:
It kills bad guys and comes home despite getting shot up. What's not to like.

http://simhq.com/forum/files/usergals/2011/02/full-11236-7023-pic_013.png


You realize that pic came from a game? :lol:



This one didnt come from a gamehttp://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/Stories1/001-100/0016_A-10-battle-damage/story0016.htm

, keep the A-10 its the best CAS platform we have.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:05:15 AM EST
Tear them up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:05:27 AM EST
The USAF and congress who votes on their funding can be so stupid at times. What are our threats right now and in the future? I think we are going to have more problems from Jihadis on the ground than Russian Mig's in the sky.
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Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:15:35 AM EST
If I ever win one of those super lotto jackpots, one of those is going to disappear from the boneyard in AZ into my secret underground hangar.


Anyone know where I can get some 30mm and some Mavericks?

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Link Posted: 9/30/2014 4:24:21 AM EST
I'm hoping a bunch of A10s breath a whole lotta death into ISIS fuckwits.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 4:32:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 5:32:33 AM EST
Snackbars from above. Brrrrrrrrrrrrbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 5:47:09 AM EST
God I love me some A-10. Keep the damn thing already. Hell, fire up the assembly line again. The costs are worth it.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:16:25 AM EST
Cool.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:23:44 AM EST
It should get continual upgrades and newer versions should be built................it shouldnt be discarded
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:27:25 AM EST
These poor aircraft should be allowed to retire peacefully, not forced to spend their golden years strafing snackbars.












I blame ISIS, for failing to think strategically .
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:30:29 AM EST
Gun runs are the best runs. Off to yOutube for some 30 mike mike porn!
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:31:16 AM EST
When it comes to just getting out there and trying to locate and destroy targets of opportunity, it is hard to beat the A-10. That is largely because it lacks the sophistication of more advanced aircraft. A-10 pilots are well versed in flying down in the weeds and hunting for targets using their eyeballs. Though the upgraded C models do have more of the type of technology that would allow them to effectively attack targets from higher altitudes and at standoff distances, I imagine the A-10 community still embraces the old mindset of getting down in the mud with the grunts. That makes them perfect in the role of hunter-killer.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:32:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 4thUSMC:
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This.......
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:34:34 AM EST
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Nice video of what an A10 can do.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:36:29 AM EST
Modernize the bastards
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:38:03 AM EST
Though Air Force brass are intent on retiring the plane, "no one is saying because it’s no good,” Jennings said. "They’re saying in this day and age … you can’t afford to have aircraft that are only good at one thing.”
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I've never understood this argument.

It's only good at one thing, but it's a thing that we keep doing and it's a thing that, apparently, no other plane does as well. There's nothing wrong with a single-mission plane if it's a mission that we keep finding ourselves doing.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:42:44 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Swoosh101:
Modernize the bastards
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This
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:43:55 AM EST
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I've never understood this argument.

It's only good at one thing, but it's a thing that we keep doing and it's a thing that, apparently, no other plane does as well. There's nothing wrong with a single-mission plane if it's a mission that we keep finding ourselves doing.
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Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
Though Air Force brass are intent on retiring the plane, "no one is saying because it’s no good,” Jennings said. "They’re saying in this day and age … you can’t afford to have aircraft that are only good at one thing.”


I've never understood this argument.

It's only good at one thing, but it's a thing that we keep doing and it's a thing that, apparently, no other plane does as well. There's nothing wrong with a single-mission plane if it's a mission that we keep finding ourselves doing.


I miss the old days...back when the Air Force acquired aircraft for specific needs and specific purposes. They would tell the designers what they wanted. Then the designers would proceed to build the best fighter, interceptor, bomber or attack aircraft that they could build using available technology. The results were often awesome to behold. Now combat aircraft have become so expensive that in order to field sufficient numbers, multirole has become the norm. Now we have rolled fighter, interceptor and attack all into one.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:49:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2014 6:50:06 AM EST by storminnorman]
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Originally Posted By RealFastV6:
Yesssssss.

We had an A10 airbase nearby growing up. Used to see those ugly bastards all the time.
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Yup,saw them daily growing up(right near you ).Some kids on my street dad was a pilot.I remember in the late "80's they were planning to scrap them,bad idea IMO!
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 6:57:16 AM EST
Idk why they woud even think about getting rid of the A10...Its a marvelous plane, and just whats needed to poke our enemies in the eyes with
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 7:09:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By crux:
It kills bad guys and comes home despite getting shot up. What's not to like.

http://simhq.com/forum/files/usergals/2011/02/full-11236-7023-pic_013.png

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Those pictures prove A-10 is a target for air defenses. As air defences become more lethal, A-10 becomes more obsolete.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 7:20:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 4thUSMC:
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they should surplus them out.
my department could use a new SAR bird

Link Posted: 9/30/2014 7:22:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By shoeh8ter:

Those pictures prove A-10 is a target for air defenses. As air defences become more lethal, A-10 becomes more obsolete.
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Originally Posted By shoeh8ter:
Originally Posted By crux:
It kills bad guys and comes home despite getting shot up. What's not to like.

http://simhq.com/forum/files/usergals/2011/02/full-11236-7023-pic_013.png

http://www.jetav8r.com/A10Gallery1/0420.jpg

Those pictures prove A-10 is a target for air defenses. As air defences become more lethal, A-10 becomes more obsolete.

all mil aircraft are a target for air defenses.
all aircraft are obsolete
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 7:23:18 AM EST
There is a Michigan Air National Guard unit that flies A-10s I believe its the 107th Fighter Sq. From Battlecreek, MI. "Cereal Killers" is stenciled on the fuselage under the canopy.
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Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
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you mean like men in the back of the truck Or do you mean all the tanks isil has?


i hate to kill the jerkoff fest here but 30mm really sucks in that theatre which has been proven over and over.


Link Posted: 9/30/2014 7:30:59 AM EST
I lost it when I heard the Air Force Chief of Staff tell the Senate, to justify scrapping the A-10, that the CAS mission could be performed by the B-1, et al.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 7:32:39 AM EST
I live right by Martin State Airport where many A-10s are stationed for the Air NG and I love seeing them. We have to keep these machines.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:24:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
you mean like men in the back of the truck Or do you mean all the tanks isil has?


i hate to kill the jerkoff fest here but 30mm really sucks in that theatre which has been proven over and over.


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Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
When it comes to just getting out there and trying to locate and destroy targets of opportunity, it is hard to beat the A-10.
you mean like men in the back of the truck Or do you mean all the tanks isil has?


i hate to kill the jerkoff fest here but 30mm really sucks in that theatre which has been proven over and over.




Which is why the A-10 carries, of all things, anti-tank missiles.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:26:54 PM EST
A month or so ago weren't most people except for me agreeing that the A-10 should go away? Maybe it was a different group.

Long live the Wart Hog.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:31:25 PM EST
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Which is why the A-10 carries, of all things, anti-tank missiles.
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Originally Posted By hobbsar:
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Originally Posted By Charging_Handle:
When it comes to just getting out there and trying to locate and destroy targets of opportunity, it is hard to beat the A-10.
you mean like men in the back of the truck Or do you mean all the tanks isil has?


i hate to kill the jerkoff fest here but 30mm really sucks in that theatre which has been proven over and over.




Which is why the A-10 carries, of all things, anti-tank missiles.


Lots of shit carries missiles.

If you have to take out thousands of second echelon T62s pouring through the fulda gap, nothing beats an A-10.

Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:33:25 PM EST
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Originally Posted By storminnorman:


Yup,saw them daily growing up(right near you ).Some kids on my street dad was a pilot.I remember in the late "80's they were planning to scrap them,bad idea IMO!
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Originally Posted By storminnorman:
Originally Posted By RealFastV6:
Yesssssss.

We had an A10 airbase nearby growing up. Used to see those ugly bastards all the time.


Yup,saw them daily growing up(right near you ).Some kids on my street dad was a pilot.I remember in the late "80's they were planning to scrap them,bad idea IMO!


Yeah WTF are you doing in GA - I didn't know you moved?

Good for you.

Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:34:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AmericanPeople:
A month or so ago weren't most people except for me agreeing that the A-10 should go away? Maybe it was a different group.

Long live the Wart Hog.
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Yeah, that must of been a different group.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:35:02 PM EST
I like it.
Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:45:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By crux:
It kills bad guys and comes home despite getting shot up. What's not to like.
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Faster jets don't get shot up as easily, and still have a reasonable chance of surviving hits. Two A-10 pilots were killed in Desert Storm, and three more were captured. This was in less than a month of fighting. Against ISIS, those three pilots would likely have been beheaded on camera. You fight savages like that with these things:

Link Posted: 9/30/2014 1:46:37 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 4thUSMC:
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Stop making sense.
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