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Posted: 11/29/2014 8:54:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 8:58:30 PM EDT
Cool airplane. I wish the Air Force would just give them to the Army.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:09:35 PM EDT
Yeah, but then nobody'd fly 'em...and the tires would need changing out far more frequently than they are now...
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:12:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 5GenDataDude:
Yeah, but then nobody'd fly 'em...and the tires would need changing out far more frequently than they are now...
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Taking volunteers?
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:13:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:21:14 PM EDT
a system is only obsolete when it is outclassed in every way by a newer version of the platform or warfare/defense systems are able to defeat it on such a scale that it makes fielding the system useless. there is no new CAS only platform and it seems the plane is still immensely useful in a reliable way.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:31:34 PM EDT


Wrong plane, but it's the thought that counts.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:32:15 PM EDT
Know if they could only find targets for them...

No FSO's or JTACs. Remember, 'No boots on the ground'. Followed closely by 'No combat forces'. That's the problem right now. Many of the sorties are coming back armed since there are no ground parties to spot targets and the ISR birds can only see so much. Kurds are willing to learn but it's not something that can be done overnight. The Iraqi's went through training but have no desire to actually use it.
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:35:33 PM EDT
Everyone wants to keep the A-10 in service. Except those involved in F-35...
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:35:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TarzanT:
Know if they could only find targets for them...

No FSO's or JTACs. Remember, 'No boots on the ground'. Followed closely by 'No combat forces'. That's the problem right now. Many of the sorties are coming back armed since there are no ground parties to spot targets and the ISR birds can only see so much. Kurds are willing to learn but it's not something that can be done overnight. The Iraqi's went through training but have no desire to actually use it.
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Like you don't think the various advisers aka spec ops can't call in tac air..
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:37:07 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TarzanT:
Know if they could only find targets for them...

No FSO's or JTACs. Remember, 'No boots on the ground'. Followed closely by 'No combat forces'. That's the problem right now. Many of the sorties are coming back armed since there are no ground parties to spot targets and the ISR birds can only see so much. Kurds are willing to learn but it's not something that can be done overnight. The Iraqi's went through training but have no desire to actually use it.
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...and the fact that dear leader has to sign off on everything...
Link Posted: 11/29/2014 9:43:06 PM EDT
A-10's work. Seen them.
Link Posted: 11/30/2014 7:41:32 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By TarzanT:
Know if they could only find targets for them...

No FSO's or JTACs. Remember, 'No boots on the ground'. Followed closely by 'No combat forces'. That's the problem right now. Many of the sorties are coming back armed since there are no ground parties to spot targets and the ISR birds can only see so much. Kurds are willing to learn but it's not something that can be done overnight. The Iraqi's went through training but have no desire to actually use it.
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they can do type 2 from the JOC brother.
Link Posted: 11/30/2014 8:19:56 AM EDT
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