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John_Wayne
03-15-2006, 06:05 PM
I know that there are many A-10 fans on this BB.

Enjoy.

Simply Red
03-15-2006, 06:12 PM
Just tuned in. Thanks!

Calcountry
03-15-2006, 06:34 PM
I did one semester at the UofA and those things were based nearby, awesome aircraft.

KCHawg
03-15-2006, 08:13 PM
Working on one right now!

John_Wayne
03-15-2006, 08:42 PM
One of my all time favorite aircraft.

Saulbadguy
03-15-2006, 08:43 PM
One of my all time favorite aircraft.
It would be cool if it unloaded its ordinance on your house.

KCHawg
03-15-2006, 08:44 PM
Does he live near the range? Accidents do happen from time to time............:hmmm:

PastorMikH
03-15-2006, 08:50 PM
Those are some amazing planes. I heard they may be in danger of budget cuts. Hate to hear it, they are ugly, but man they lay down the firepower.

Rausch
03-15-2006, 10:10 PM
Those are some amazing planes. I heard they may be in danger of budget cuts. Hate to hear it, they are ugly, but man they lay down the firepower.

And apparently there are talks of mounting solid state lasers to them.

We're now in the land of Star Trek/Star Wars weaponry... :)

BigOlChiefsfan
03-16-2006, 01:33 PM
The plane nobody wanted...except the GI's on the ground.

Radar Chief
03-16-2006, 02:55 PM
The plane nobody wanted...except the GI's on the ground.

No chit, the upper ups have tried to kill that thing off a dozen times but just like it’s toughness on the battlefield, it keeps come’n back.

Radar Chief
03-16-2006, 02:58 PM
Those are some amazing planes.

Once when I was “in the field” while stationed in Germany, we came under attack (simulated of course) by a pair of’em and they put on a display of low-level aerobatics like I’ve never seen before or since. They truly are amazing.

HC_Chief
03-16-2006, 03:02 PM
No chit, the upper ups have tried to kill that thing off a dozen times but just like it’s toughness on the battlefield, it keeps come’n back.

USMC will take it ;)
Let the USAF concentrate on high-tech toys that fly high and clear the sky; leave the CAS to the ones where it matters most.

John_Wayne
03-16-2006, 03:02 PM
It would be cool if it unloaded its ordinance on your house. :shake: :bang:

Donger
03-16-2006, 03:05 PM
One of my favorite planes.

I was out for a long bike ride in extreme southern KC one fine day back in the 1980s. Two of those f*ckers flew over my head so close that I fell off my bike. One of the pilots apparently saw this, and circled around. I waved to him and waggled his wings and flew off. Pretty cool for a 15 year old.

Donger
03-16-2006, 03:13 PM
Some fun media here: http://www.a-10.org/a10-files.html

Fish
03-16-2006, 03:50 PM
Some fun media here: http://www.a-10.org/a10-files.html

Wow... great find.... thanks!

BigOlChiefsfan
03-18-2006, 07:24 AM
This, I like:

"The A-10 is scheduled to stay in service with the USAF until 2028, when it may be replaced by the Joint Strike Fighter. Beginning in 2005 the entire A-10 fleet is being upgraded to the "C" model that will include improved FCS, ECM, and the ability to carry smart bombs. However, the A-10 could stay in service indefinitely due to both its low cost and its unique capabilities which the Joint Strike Fighter simply cannot incorporate such as its cannon, ruggedness, and slow flying capabilities."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-10_Warthog

mikey23545
03-18-2006, 07:46 AM
Some fun media here: http://www.a-10.org/a10-files.html

I just watched some of those videos showing the Warthogs low-level acrobatics...

Un-<i>f*cking</i>-believable....

I think the clip where the SOB was flying around trees was the one that really got to me....