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Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984

The insane engineering of the A-10

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Love the Warthog. Good video

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This platform needs to stay in the inventory.  We have nothing else that can do what it does, as well as it does.

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Whiteman A.F.B. Personal tour and flight simulator.

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1 hour ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

The a10 brings its brass home. Do they reload?

Probably not, the 30mm rounds from the A-10 have an aluminum case which, when the empties aren't being handed out as souvenirs, are probably sent to be recycled.

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Nice size comparison

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The GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling gun next to a VW Type 1. Removing an installed GAU-8 from an A-10 requires first installing a jack under the aircraft's tail to prevent it from tipping, as the cannon makes up most of the aircraft's forward weight. (US Air Force photo)

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I disagree with one part of the initial statement of the purpose of the A-10.  Yes, we want to be able to deliver CAS close to friendly forces!  But we don't want to deliver ordnance "close" to the enemy; we want it right on the buggers!  Which the A-10 does amazingly well!  I'm also not sure about the designation of the A-10 as an aircraft...  That sucker is a flying tank! B)

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The air base here in Fort Wayne has a squadron. The Blacksnakes. It never gets old seeing them.

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