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

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

  1. Dec 16, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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    virginiamarine

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    Hands down the A-10 is badass that is the only true provider of CAS and can come home with heavy damage. Building a plane around that gat! Pilot sitting in a titanium tub! I was at the Grove for several years in the mid to late 90's. I recall one going down during training. So many of our weapon systems are over 30 + years old way over their life expectancy. We just send them to the depots to make them better than new.....just look at the M1 tank!
     
  2. Dec 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    Rich91710

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    And the airspeed indicator is made up of 12 unequal divisions comprised of from 28 to 31 subdivisions

    1/1, 1/2, 1/3.....1/31, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3....2/28, 3/1.....
     
  3. Dec 23, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    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!!!
    She got the boss home safe.. [​IMG]
     
  4. Dec 30, 2013 at 12:30 AM
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    Really awesome pics. Man, I've been in love with the A-10 since I was kid, was always my dream to join the Air Force and fly one lol.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2013 at 1:58 AM
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    Tmill

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    A few months ago I had to divert into Italy to take a MX crew to an A10 the had an engine flameout. Upon arrived I was shocked to see a pilot training buddy of mine was the Hawg driver and the A10 is the only in history to have an air to air kill. [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dec 30, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    Thats awesome!! Air to Air kill with an A10...go America!
     
  7. Dec 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM
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    The Mi-8 helicopter?

    Would have loved to have seen that.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2013 at 7:34 PM
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    What's awesome is if the gun is fired more than 2 sec it can stall the plane. I like to think the AC-130H (only 8 in the world) is an amazing aircraft as well. 105mm cannon, 40mm cannon and 2- 25mm chain guns. Everyone the 105mm fires the tail section moves 6ft in flight
     
  9. Dec 30, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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  10. Dec 30, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    The A-10 and the SR-71 are my favorite airplanes. The warthog for its toughness and close relationship with and boots on the ground and the the SR-71 for being so far ahead of its time and still holding records to date
     
  11. Dec 30, 2013 at 10:24 PM
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    Before I see it in the thread I feel I should debunk a myth. A lot of people believe the aircraft was designed for the gun. The aircraft was actually designed without the gun and test with a 20 mm cannon similar to what the 16 has. Once the aircraft was selected a bid went out to find the best gun.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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    I thought the a-10 was built around the gun? A true article out there that says this?
     
  13. Jan 1, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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    Love this plane. Seen it many times. Also love the AC-130's. Used to see them practice at hurbie all the time. My friend who was Special forces said they saved their butts on well more than one occasion.
     
  14. Jan 1, 2014 at 7:38 PM
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    Ya a friend of mine who was EOD said planes from hurbie and at Cannon afb saved there asses many times
     
  15. Jan 1, 2014 at 7:42 PM
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    Also check out its predecessor. Awesome plane. Reason we have the a10
    . The A1 skyraider.
     
  16. Jan 1, 2014 at 7:46 PM
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    Think I heard about that. Didn't they drop a bomb on it as it was taking off?
     
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    What I heard was that it was tested with the Vulcan because the Avenger was not ready for operation when the test articles were ready to fly.
     
  19. Jan 1, 2014 at 7:59 PM
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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!!!
    Small strips in nam where only a prop could get in and out..:cool:[​IMG]
     
  20. Jan 2, 2014 at 7:43 AM
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    According to the two books I have on the A-10 this is true, the four prototypes were equipped with M61 20mm gatling guns and first test flight was May '72 and the GAU-8 wasn't installed on the prototype until Feb '74.
    Grew up loving the A-10s and got to work on them when I was stationed in Germany, deployed with them to Bagram in '06. Best plane I've worked on and wish I could go back to them.
     
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