A-10 Warthogs over Kandahar

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  1. fatboris

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    Great aircraft and good story. I have always liked that aircraft. I grew up near Norfolk, Virginia and used to see them fly over on a regular basis.:thumbrigh::cool:
     
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    Some great shots in the article.
     
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    A-10 is surely awesome plane - ditto for men that fly them :)
     
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    Love the A-10. Great plane.
     
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    Some excellent photos in that article. :thumbup:


    Wheels
     
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    you guys remember the long column pulverized by 2-3 Warthogs in the first freedom conflict under Bush Sr. ? like a scythe on destruction bent, everything was withered; men, machines, armor, nothing alive
     
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    I always wondered how they would have faired if there were some ZSU's (can they traverse enough to track ?) and SAMs in the convoy. A10 showed it can take cosiderable damage and still fly but it really hasn't gone up against professional bad guys.

    Love the A10... any heritage shots of it with an A1 and P47?
     
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    I have a heritage shot of a A-10 and P-47.
     

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    NICE!

    a Razorback too!

    just need to photoshop a Skyraider in there too

    Thanks Messy
     
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    Yeah, do that Comiso. Then re-post it!
     
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    Unless I missed something, but when did they start tilting the cannon down so the A-10 can fly level?


    Great pictures he has on his website BTW!
     
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    The T-Bolt's really BIG brother. Great photos. :thumbleft:
     
  14. Matt308

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    I hadn't heard that either, but wouldn't be out of the ordinary. It is not uncommon in small arms for the scope rail to have 20MOA pre-built into the inclination for long range weapons. I can totally see the A-10 having a negative angle built into the gun platform.

    Now what I find suspicious is the claim that it can fly treetop level and strafe below it at a reasonable gun range. That sounds like utter BS.
     
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