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11/04/2020 9:04 pm  #1


Not sure where this thread took off from, but it's landed here.

This. Is. My. FAVORITE. Warplane.


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11/05/2020 2:20 am  #2

Re: Aircraft

The problem with the Warthog is it was designer by the Army and the Air Force was incensed that money was being spent on a plane they couldn't dogfight flying saucers with at Mach 78.  They've spared no opportunity to disparage the best damn plane we have for real wars.

This is our winter of interregnum

11/05/2020 11:26 am  #3

Re: Aircraft

Every other airplane in the US Air Force is to, in one way or another, support the Warthog.  Since the purpose of the Air Force is to support the only military asset that can win a war.  The ground troop.

American tanks were the world's worst.  Why was Patton such a feared general?  He used airplanes to attack tanks. That is the purpose of the Air Force.  Warthogs were responsible for most all Iraqi armor destruction (more than 50%) in Desert Storm.

Glory hounds refuse to learn that.

One reservist assigned to the Warthog was from the Army.  I asked him why he was doing reserve duty with the warthog.  The look on his face was stunning. He said, "This plane saved my life."

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11/05/2020 8:04 pm  #4

Re: Aircraft

At about 14 minutes into the Warthog vid, the specialist says they started taking some pretty accurate fire from the village, leading to a lot of return fire and the A10 mission.
It has been a while since I heard incoming, but I'm pretty sure there was darn little of it across that stretch of desert.
Anyone here who has heard that sonic snap and found themselves flat on the ground without remembering getting there knows what I am talking about.
Is it there and I've just lost it?


11/09/2020 5:15 am  #5

Re: Aircraft

Built like a tank...


It'll buff out. Probably fully serviceable by the next morning. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/wink.png

Air Force captain lands A-10 with no canopy, no gear


11/09/2020 7:08 am  #6

Re: Aircraft

Tough cookie, that one. A lot of interesting stories at that link.

This is our winter of interregnum

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