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A tribute to the coolest awesomest kicka** airplane EVAR.

Discussion in 'Military' started by HomerTaco, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Twizter68

    Twizter68 AMS1(AW), USN retired

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    I'll admit, the A-10 is about the most badassed thing to ever fly.

    And I was a Squid airplane fixer....
     
  2. straycat241

    straycat241 maXXXed out mid travel

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    good share! these are some really cool/personal pics of the A-10.
     
  3. PVT Pablo

    PVT Pablo Ultra Junior Member

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    A-10 has always been my favorite fighting plane. I love the sound of that gun!
     
  4. HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] Farts are the screams of trapped poop... Vendor

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    Core-Hurst short throw shifter & T-handle / Carbon Fiber Interior / custom console light / De-badged / leather interior / Heated Front seats / Red Line Hood Struts / Painted speaker grills /one-off TRD Satoshi Grill/ Pioneer AVIC-X920BT HU / Scangauge II / Black LED Tails / Dash Mount for iPad / Safari Snorkel / Illuminated 4x4 switch / Leer 100XQ Cap / 4x Innovations sliders / Rear Diff Breather Mod / front windows tinted to 35% / Brute Force Fab Hybrid Front Bumper / BAMF Rear Diff Skid / Budbuilt Skids / CBI Trail Master 2.0 rear hybrid bumper / Fox rr coils/ TC UCA's/ TC spindle gussets/ TC Cam Tab gussets / Dakar leafs / Defined Engineering shackles / All pro U bolt flip / Timbren Rear Bumpstops / BAMF LCA skids / Exhaust Dump / Fog Light anytime Mod / LowRange Off Road extended rear brake lines / ATO Shackle Flip / sectioned Bushwhacker flares / re-geared to 4.56 / ARB Front & Rear Locking Diff / ARB CKMA12 compressor / PrInSu full rack system / 1" body lift
    Glad you like it guys! :thumbsup:

    I miss seeing them overhead flying out of the local base. :(
     
  5. benbacher

    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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    Hands down my favorite airplane. So cool you got to see one in person! My dad knew a few pilots so when I was 6 I got to sit in one!
     
  6. SOSHeloPilot

    SOSHeloPilot Well-Known Member

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    Finally, got my "first 4x4" in a Tacoma. Barcelona Red w/ JBL & Entune - Then traded it in on a Ridgeline.
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    Some of the top UASF and other military brass did not like the A-10 and not much love for the prime manufacturer, Fairchild, either.

    Many thought it was not sexy enough and some thought that it was very ugly and not capable.

    This all changed later when it proved all those bozos very wrong in its' primary role of CAS. Plus the plane could take a pounding and still get back to base.
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  7. HomerTaco

    HomerTaco [OP] Farts are the screams of trapped poop... Vendor

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    During the tour one of the veteran pilots told us how he got half his wing shot off and lost an engine but was still able to fly cover until backup arrived.
    Impressive to say the least.
     
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    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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  9. teamamerica

    teamamerica Get off your horse and drink your milk.

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    deffinately the coolest sound in the world when they shoot. you can feel it in your chest. if you dont crack a smile, you're just not human.
     
  10. river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Mini gun & Warthog :thumbsup: :D
     
  11. flyboy.co2

    flyboy.co2 Tail Striker

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    Where I grew up there was a bombing range near by. Not going to say where, but the warthogs would do practice runs and you could hear them from the three miles away. I was pretty young so my dad would take me to watch (hear). Won't ever forget that! It was cool growing up close to an air national guard base, the a-10s would fly over my neighborhood all the time. Sadly not anymore....
     
  12. jdk52

    jdk52 Bro do you even 'Merica?

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    Most maintenance friendly aircraft I ever worked on.
     
  13. TacoMX

    TacoMX TW's Official anti body-lift pundit

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    stock.....for now...
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    And the A10 driver has the unique status of being the only military jet pilot who has to worry about birdstrikes from the rear :D
     
  15. jdk52

    jdk52 Bro do you even 'Merica?

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    YES! A= Attack 10= MPH. Also to launch it, the crew chiefs grab the homing antenna and push it down the runway at a healthy jog.
     
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    staymates788 Well-Known Member

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    So true...Sadly. Everybody thinks the new "Hot Shit" super fast & stealthy planes are the best, but it's hard to provide cover to those on the ground when screaming by at 500 Kts.

    Plus, the way these take damage is 2nd to none... well, maybe the good ole B-17. What good is a $150 million aircraft if 1 bullet will bring it down.

    And HomerTaco, thanks for sharing, awesome pictures!
     
  19. hoarder23

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    Inside: WeatherTech FloorLiner DigitalFit, RCBS204 4x4 LED Light, ImMrYo Rear-View Mirror Lift Bracket, Wet Okole Seat Covers Outside: 6000K HID Headlights and Fogs, OKLEDLIGHTBAR 20” CREE Combo Light Bar, Dodge Sprinter D-Rings, CMC, Steel Extended Brake Lines, BORA 1" Spacers, Homer Raptor Grille, SOS Offroad Products Tire Carrier Armor: Elite Offroad Products Aluminum plate front bumper, Pelfreybilt rear standard plate bumper, BAMF 80” sliders w/kickout, Relentless aluminum IFS skid, Relentless aluminum mid skid, Relentless Transfer Case skid Suspension: All-around: OME Nitrocharger Sport Shocks Front: OME 886 Coils, Light Racing UCAs Rear: OME Dakar Leafs
    I spent a good bit of time at the Grove and these were the only things that broke up the monotony of fixing life rafts. And when I was a helo crewman we did a CAS training mission and 2 A-10s came in at about the same level we were at, 200 ft or so, to drop bombs on a beach.
     
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    I work at a factory next to a small city airport and usually eat lunch outside on nice days. One day a few weeks ago I was eating lunch outside with my back facing the building and heard what sounded like a very large plane landing across the street. The noise got louder and louder until I was convinced that this plane was going to crash into the factory. Right at the moment I was going to jump up from the table and see what the shit was going on an A10 buzzed right over the building, directly overhead at about 50-75 ft. altitude. Right after the first a second one cruised over the building and over my head.

    I was the only person outside and just sat there smiling with my jaw dropped. One of the coolest random occurrences to ever happen to me.
     
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