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Posted: 3/24/2002 10:39:22 AM EDT
[img]http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20020324/i/1016992516.2819072044.jpg[/img] The U.S. flew ground support A-10 Warthog warplanes into Afghanistan over the weekend in apparent preparation for further attacks on defiant al Qaeda and Taliban forces. A U.S. military spokesman said March 24, 2002 that fewer than 10 of the planes, nicknamed for their squat appearance, would operate out of an air base just north of Kabul. Two A-10s are seen in this April, 1999 file photo. Photo by Usaf/Reuters Mike
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 10:42:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2002 10:42:51 AM EDT by AR-15Fan]
Booyaaah! I don't know why everyone thinks the A-10 is so ugly. I think it looks great... Love the thing overall. Maybe I'm crazy.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 10:46:49 AM EDT
I'm gunna by a surplus A-10 with the GAO-8 gun still in it. Then i'll fly over california and shoot all of the Fruits and Nuts.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 10:59:14 AM EDT
I too think that the A-10 is a great looking aircraft. [img]www.af.mil/photos/photogallery/images/3.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 11:00:26 AM EDT
More pics and a short overview here: [url]http://www.viewzone.com/a10.html[/url]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 11:35:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2002 11:35:33 AM EDT by flashman]
Ar fan - you’re not crazy. You’re right! Thanks for the link Kar98 Mike
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 11:46:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 11:50:46 AM EDT
She's a beaut allright, every bit as trashy as the F-4 Phantom. Some fighter planes are Pretty Girls F-16/F-22. And some of the them are a little on the trashy side, those are the ones that say DO ME BABY!. I likem a little on the trashy side. Ben
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 12:30:59 PM EDT
Flying tanks is what they are. Things of beauty.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 12:36:58 PM EDT
The A-10 is the only TRUE close air support aircraft in the US arsenal. The F16 is OK, but it lacks the firepower to get the job done. The Harrier is a toy next to the A-10. It's a shame that the aircraft in the photos are a so lightly armed. At Ft. Sill, we used to call them in all the way from Texas. Worth the wait, since them came loaded out with every hardpoint max'd out.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 2:30:58 PM EDT
'Hogs kick butt! ranks right up there with the Skyraider in my oppinion.. [:)] [img]http://www.indyairshow.com/attractions/attr_images/Skyraider.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 3:17:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 3:19:09 PM EDT
In the FIRST PIC, SECOND PLANE. It looks like he has Aim-9 SideWinders on the outer hardpoint. The last I heard back in the late 80's early 90's they were trying to do this. Would anybody second that?? Benjamin
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 3:44:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2002 3:51:01 PM EDT by TylerDurden]
The A-10 is cool, but the F22 is just downright [b]WICKED[/b], IMO. Tyler [img]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/f-22-990167a.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/f-22-19990601-f-0000l-001.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 3:52:58 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 3/24/2002 4:32:10 PM EDT
The F-22 is Hella-Cool, but it doesn't carry SHIT for ordinance. As an Air Superiority Fighter, it's gonna kick ass. But, "Fighter pilots make movies, BOMBER pilots make HISTORY."
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 4:36:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By flashman: [img]http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20020324/i/1016992516.2819072044.jpg[/img] The U.S. flew ground support A-10 Warthog warplanes into Afghanistan over the weekend in apparent preparation for further attacks on defiant al Qaeda and Taliban forces. A U.S. military spokesman said March 24, 2002 that fewer than 10 of the planes, nicknamed for their squat appearance, would operate out of an air base just north of Kabul. Two A-10s are seen in this April, 1999 file photo. Photo by Usaf/Reuters Mike
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LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 5:03:26 PM EDT
I just wanna know, why now? Where the hell were the hogs 4 months ago when we REALLY needed 'em? Seems like we're a little behind the curve. Did the Klinton budget cuts foul up deployability that bad? Wouldn't surprise me.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 5:57:59 PM EDT
[img]http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft/attack/a10/a10_07.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft/attack/a10/a10_08.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 5:59:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2002 6:00:07 PM EDT by Noname]
[img]http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft/cockpits/a10/a10_panel_05.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 6:32:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 7:00:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TylerDurden: The A-10 is cool, but the F22 is just downright [b]WICKED[/b], IMO. Tyler
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I agree that the F-22 is the single greatest combat aircraft in the world right now, but I still feel that the Air Force should have picked the YF-23. It not only preformed beter where it counts (speed and stealth) but in my opinion was a much beter looking aircraft.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 7:49:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 8:07:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/24/2002 8:16:37 PM EDT by cmjohnson]
When it comes to the battle of the beautiful, ugly, PURPOSEFUL looking planes, there is only one Rhino. The McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phantom II. [img]http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/gallery/images/f4/d4c-118173-12.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/gallery/images/f4/d4c-117088-12.jpg[/img] I would have really liked to see the Phantom's service life extended in a retrofit program to install new engines, modernize and simplify the avionics, reduce the pilot's workload, convert to fly-by-wire, and generally modernize the entire plane. It is a highly maneuverable and powerful aircraft, and such a program would probably be worthwhile. Plus with many thousands of them in existence, it would have been cost-effective to do this when compared to producing an equivalent number of new planes. However, I think new planes are in order anyway. I just don't like the thought of fabulous Phantoms being turned into beer cans or Toyotas. I'd like to set up a non-profit organization JUST to get a display phantom of my own. You can do that, if you have a a genuine non-profit organization and have a place to DISPLAY the plane. It MUST be on display to the public, that's the rules. CJ
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 8:36:39 PM EDT
I like the ones painted with the eyes and teeth in front. ive seen A10's in person @ two different air shows in the past few years. I LOVE em.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 8:45:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR-15Fan: Booyaaah! I don't know why everyone thinks the A-10 is so ugly.
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ohh they are ugly alright that for sure for the camel jockies and towel heads that is [:)]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 8:52:49 PM EDT
My apologies to those of you on dial-up. I had no idea so many pictures would be posted. Should I re-name the thread? Add a warning? I thought that the original photo was striking, and that the comments would be on the nose cannon. I like the added pics, but I’m on broadband. Mike
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 10:06:34 PM EDT
Yay! More plutonium poisining! Atleast the Canadian airforce uses magnisium igniters in our AC10's.
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 10:34:33 PM EDT
Don't forget sports cars...! [img]http://www.af.mil/photos/images/fighters_f16_0036.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 11:11:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/25/2002 12:32:18 AM EDT
A A-10 utopia. Nice job DVDTracker. Great stuff on your site. Click his link above. It’s worth it. Mike
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