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Posted: 9/26/2005 6:48:36 PM EDT
I'll start!

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:50:16 PM EDT
Why, oh why, is the A-10 just so badass?

So, so badass.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:50:20 PM EDT
One of the most badass airplanes to serve in the US military...



Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:51:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattimeo:
Why, oh why, is the A-10 just so badass?

So, so badass.



It's just like a beat-to-shit AK-47: it's ugly, it's all business, and it gets the job done.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:52:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JCKnife:

Originally Posted By mattimeo:
Why, oh why, is the A-10 just so badass?

So, so badass.



It's just like a beat-to-shit AK-47: it's ugly, it's all business, and it gets the job done.



Amen, brother.

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:52:46 PM EDT
Funny seeing the small blue death with all the other full size practice munitions.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:53:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JCKnife:

Originally Posted By mattimeo:
Why, oh why, is the A-10 just so badass?

So, so badass.



It's just like a beat-to-shit AK-47: it's ugly, it's all business, and it gets the job done.



Or a .45, big and slow but kicks some serious ass!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:55:31 PM EDT
I look at that barrel sticking out of the nose, and all I can say is: Warthog STOMP!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:55:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
Funny seeing the small blue death with all the other full size practice munitions.



It's the small bomb that says "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...."
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:56:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:09:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2005 7:11:51 PM EDT by prk]

Originally Posted By Chokey:
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Ha ha-- the bolts are a nice touch, given the plane's name...


I'll be in my bunk......
www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/a-10.htm

Scroll way down........
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:25:38 PM EDT
Long time back, I was waiting around in a parking lot somewhere not far from Grissom AFB, listening to the radio. Heard a sound, couldn't figure it out for a second. Pair of A10s pop up over some trees, drop down to buzz a long corn field, and back up for the trees at the other end.

Used to be a good view of the underside of these when passing by the end of the runway on US31, I used to beg my dad to slow down/speed up if we saw them approaching so that the car was underneath at the point of maximum noise

I actually still slow down/speed up when driving past any runway

Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:24:50 AM EDT
They used to practice tank busting runs on the cars and trucks in the area.
I spent many a nite driving down to school only to be strafed by a Warthog.
I remember walking to class one morning shortly after they had built a new bell tower in the middle of the campus. Two A-10s broke over the roof of the dorms and were heading stright towards the new tower. One peeled left and one peeled right to expose their underbellys brimming with armament.
Good memories. Thanks.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 7:10:49 AM EDT
I can play this game!

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:13:32 AM EDT
Yeeeeeehhhaaaaaawwww!!!!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:27:11 AM EDT
Why are some A-10s painted green and others light gray?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:21:31 AM EDT
Damn I love this plane... My house is right and the end of the runway of DM AFB in Tucson...

I watch those beasts alllll day long!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:25:08 AM EDT
To think they were going to retire them
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:17:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:45:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DVDTracker:
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www.petenelson.com/temp/ptsf-004F.JPG



I think your GAU-8 is in better shape than mine
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:53:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:08:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
To think they were going to retire them



They tried. The AF, in all it's infinite wisdom, was going to go to a single aircraft that could do perform multiple roles (a/a, a/g, FAC, CAS, etc).

Ever seen an F16 try to loiter over a battlefield like an A10 does? Just couldn't do it.

So, instead of getting retired, a bunch of them got upgraded avionics.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:24:48 PM EDT
I remember reading that when the Y-23(?) comes into service (the ground support version of the F-22) they were talking about upgrading the A-10s and giving them to the Army, so the Army can conduct its own fixed-wing CAS/TACAIR missions.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:28:43 PM EDT
Are they still in service? If so, how competative is it to get a slot to fly them?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:47:22 PM EDT
Hell yeah they are in service. While i was doing MP OSUT at Ft. Leonardwood, our training ranges was right next to the GAU-8 cannon range for the A-10s. I remember cease fires being called all the time on the M-16 range cause an A-10 would hotdog down over our range, and you would hear the "BRRRRRRRRRRRRRT!" of those big ass gattlings about 10 seconds after the A-10 left your field of vision.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:13:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:35:17 PM EDT
I just emailed my buddy to send me some of his pics. He emailed back that he is in NY on business so he can't till he gets back to Vegas, but he says his squadron is testing the new A-10C model.

I've got an email back to him to find out what new features to expect.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 1:56:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:

Originally Posted By Chaingun:
To think they were going to retire them



They tried. The AF, in all it's infinite wisdom, was going to go to a single aircraft that could do perform multiple roles (a/a, a/g, FAC, CAS, etc).

Ever seen an F16 try to loiter over a battlefield like an A10 does? Just couldn't do it.

So, instead of getting retired, a bunch of them got upgraded avionics.

Not to mention take the abuse the warthog does, And BEGS for more.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:05:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:09:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JSteensen: they were talking about upgrading the A-10s and giving them to the Army, so the Army can conduct its own fixed-wing CAS/TACAIR missions.
Brain cells growing up the chain of command!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:12:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:
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Is it just me, or is the pilot looking down...


Friggin' showoff..
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:24:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 5:29:53 PM EDT
Alright, where do I gotta sign to fly one of those bad boys?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 5:41:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:
Funny seeing the small blue death with all the other full size practice munitions.



It's the small bomb that says "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can...."



Blue bombs (BDU's/Bomb Dummy Units) suck ass!

-Look less than impressive hanging on the bird.

-There are spotting charges in some, but pretty much a non-event when they impact.

-Many of the practice bombs are obsolete and unrealistic for modern combat scenarios.

-They are a consequence of the military giving into the environmentalists instead of fighting for realistic training.

- No offense to pilots, but some guys can't seem to hit the planet earth with them. Sometimes you find piles of them MILES away from the target. It seems that the pilots are always more precise when dropping HE.


FYI, You haven't lived until you have to clean about a million of them off of a bombing range.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 5:44:09 PM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 5:55:43 PM EDT

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:12:33 PM EDT
I love the Warthog as much as the BUFF!!! Old, ugly, slow and tough as hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:34:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 6:43:24 PM EDT by John11167]
Awesome...

I used to live in Ma and there was a base a few miles from my home.

I would be outside and see them flow over often...I would stop what I was doing to watch them..

I watched this segment on discovery channel a few months back how they were rebuilding the
wing structure due to fractures and just wear and tear. It was mentioned how they have surpassed their
total flying hours rating for each plane. Due to their ruggedness they are being revitalized and will continue to service our great nation.



Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:24:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John11167:
I watched this segment on discovery channel a few months back how they were rebuilding the
wing structure due to fractures and just wear and tear. It was mentioned how they have surpassed their total flying hours rating for each plane. Due to their ruggedness they are being revitalized and will continue to service our great nation.

Are they using the original-spec materials or do they have new stuff that is lighter/stronger to replace the worn out sections?
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