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2022-08-10 8:18:37 AM  
Gotta love the names of American military aircraft.
 
2022-08-10 8:42:23 AM  
Warthog? Looks more like a puma.
 
2022-08-10 8:54:04 AM  
BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
 
2022-08-10 9:24:45 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Warthog? Looks more like a puma.


What in sam-Hell is a puma?!
 
2022-08-10 9:25:41 AM  
"The big effort we are pushing for in the A-10 today is quick and simple modernization efforts to help the Air Force better posture to fight tomorrow," says Maj. Kyle "Metric" Adkison, A-10 Division Commander at the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. "As long as the A-10 is in service, we want to develop it to help the Air Force successfully fight however we can. Today that means supporting fifth-gen fighters." Proponents such as Adkison are keen to emphasize that the A-10 is much more than just an airframe and a 30mm gun. "It has 10 weapons stations, a very long loiter time, and a significant and robust austere capability to operate from highways and dirt strips, plus it doesn't need lots of support infrastructure - so the overhead for us to affect the battlespace is low. Essentially, we can carry a lot of things that will help others achieve their desired effects."

The A-10 is dead. You heard it here, first, in Metric's contradictions. A-10 modernization is neither quick, nor simple. But even if it was, it violates the plane's capability to operate from highways and dirt strips.
 
2022-08-10 9:39:49 AM  

PartTimeBuddha: "The big effort we are pushing for in the A-10 today is quick and simple modernization efforts to help the Air Force better posture to fight tomorrow," says Maj. Kyle "Metric" Adkison, A-10 Division Commander at the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. "As long as the A-10 is in service, we want to develop it to help the Air Force successfully fight however we can. Today that means supporting fifth-gen fighters." Proponents such as Adkison are keen to emphasize that the A-10 is much more than just an airframe and a 30mm gun. "It has 10 weapons stations, a very long loiter time, and a significant and robust austere capability to operate from highways and dirt strips, plus it doesn't need lots of support infrastructure - so the overhead for us to affect the battlespace is low. Essentially, we can carry a lot of things that will help others achieve their desired effects."

The A-10 is dead. You heard it here, first, in Metric's contradictions. A-10 modernization is neither quick, nor simple. But even if it was, it violates the plane's capability to operate from highways and dirt strips.


Agreed. We should just get rid of all of them. Maybe ship them to somewhere like Eastern Europe and sell them for Hryvnia on the Dollar, if we can find someone who thinks they're still any good...
 
2022-08-10 9:53:58 AM  
True Facts: Wild Pigs
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2022-08-10 9:55:05 AM  

kdawg7736: Gotta love the names of American military aircraft.


Technically, the A-10 is the "Thunderbolt II." The warthog moniker is due to the skin of the aircraft. Warthogs fly so slow that there isn't a benefit for more expensive/harder to install flush rivets on the back half of the aircraft. So they used standard rivets to hold it all together, giving the plane a bumpy appearance.

Another fun fact. There's a winch in each engine nacelle, to allow crews to remove the engines with significantly less support equipment (cranes and the like) in forward operations.  I don't think they've been used since the 80s, but they are up there.
 
2022-08-10 11:32:30 AM  
My plane farted and your entire vehicle column blew up
 
2022-08-10 11:48:50 AM  

kdawg7736: Gotta love the names of American military aircraft.


not just the Americans.

The TseTse was so named because it was a Mosquito that had a bigger bite.
TSETSE the DH Mosquito Mk XVIII
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2022-08-10 12:04:59 PM  
"enable the A-10 to support modern fifth-generation fighters such as the F-35 during combat in high-threat situations."

I thought the F-35 was the baddest thing in the air and could handle all operational missions.  They need support now?
 
2022-08-10 12:55:03 PM  
Honest question: why don't other Air Forces have an equivalent? Or do they?
 
2022-08-10 1:22:41 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Honest question: why don't other Air Forces have an equivalent? Or do they?


The Russians have the SU-25, their version of a ground attack jet.
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I can't think of any others in operations off the top of my head.
 
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