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Thread: Our shrinking, overworked military can always bet on Old Faithful: Brrrt!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffishragabash View Post
    LOL




    ...I got to sit in the cokpit's titanium tub, one Christmas, and damn near ejaculated when they let me fire up that APU to let gun (no bullets) cycle run for 4-5 seconds.
    lucky you...

    that system put the fear of god into everyone that was ever targeted by it.
    [if they lived through the attack]
    Tuesday sounds about right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffishragabash View Post
    Bush41 wanted to retire her after she masterfully torched foes via G2A support in Desert Storm. Yes then Slick Willy did retire her, but... Bush43 brought her back out for '04-'06 showcase that put us ahead in those regions.

    Then Obama brought her out of retirement too for reminding bin Laden and his boys, what the score was. Oh, and now? ... lol ... Yes, Trump is about to take his turn/head on over to that infamous Tucson AZ boneyard. To blow the dust off of her...





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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffishragabash View Post
    I have touched an A-10 and talked to the pilot at an airshow here. IIRC the engines are made by Cessna and exterior of the fuselage because the 30 MM gun takes up all the space. Great OP Raff.
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    When you need close air support, nothing beats the A-10.
    Molon labe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toober View Post
    the warthog is one of the most successful platforms ever designed...


    whats old is new again...

    Yeah. Well, you never get rid of a good thing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    When you need close air support, nothing beats the A-10.

    And it is designed to carry weight. Alot of ordinance to kill enemy personnel with.

    Low and slow. Move and maneuver. Dip and dance. The awesome A-10.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Toober View Post
    lucky you...

    that system put the fear of god into everyone that was ever targeted by it.
    [if they lived through the attack]

    If it works, don't throw it away.

    The A-10 has a superb success rate, with low maintenance to man hours of operation, compared to other attack aircraft. It is not a cash cow. And it completes missions. To let the A-10 die, would erode morale of ground troops in combat.

    The A-10 is reliable. It is very dependable. And that's what the ground troops need.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Raffishragabash View Post
    Bush41 wanted to retire her after she masterfully torched foes via G2A support in Desert Storm. Yes then Slick Willy did retire her, but... Bush43 brought her back out for '04-'06 showcase that put us ahead in those regions.

    Then Obama brought her out of retirement too for reminding bin Laden and his boys, what the score was. Oh, and now? ... lol ... Yes, Trump is about to take his turn/head on over to that infamous Tucson AZ boneyard. To blow the dust off of her;

    Brrrt!
















    The A-10, is one of the reasons that Desert Storm was so successful.

    Go to Google images - Desert Storm Highway of death.
    Desert Storm A-10 Tanks.

    Look at the pics. You will see why, the A-10 is much needed.



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