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Phillip Allen
11-23-2012, 02:16 PM
I got some pics but they're nothing remarkable... the've made four or five passes so far

Andrew Craig-Bennett
11-23-2012, 02:22 PM
Takes me back to the late 80's - we used to get them all the time - always in pairs.

Chip-skiff
11-23-2012, 02:22 PM
Good thing you don't live in the Gaza Strip.

Phillip Allen
11-23-2012, 02:26 PM
Takes me back to the late 80's - we used to get them all the time - always in pairs.

two pairs in this case... the just passed directly over again at low speed and altitude... I shouldn't have responded to the thread on how fast a carrier can go... see ya! (6 passes so far)

Phillip Allen
11-23-2012, 02:44 PM
I found out what was going on... University ball game for which they are 'performing'... the many passes must have to do with timing.

Arkansas vs. LSU

LeeG
11-23-2012, 04:38 PM
Cool jets

Peach
11-23-2012, 05:16 PM
Cool jets

Way cooler nose gun.

Phillip Allen
11-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Way cooler nose gun.

I don't know if 'cool' is the right word...

Tom Montgomery
11-23-2012, 05:25 PM
How about the word "fascinating?"

Phillip Allen
11-23-2012, 05:27 PM
How about the word "fascinating?"

okay

Tom Montgomery
11-23-2012, 05:30 PM
I thought so.

Bob Adams
11-23-2012, 05:55 PM
Way cooler nose gun.

Badass would be a better term. Tank killing cannon firing DU rounds.

Peach
11-23-2012, 07:03 PM
Cool, fascinating, and badass all apply. Also, terrifying (briefly) if you're the target.

BrianW
11-23-2012, 07:47 PM
Always a beautiful sight, if you are a good guy.

They come out of nowhere, do their stuff, and then are gone again...

The smoke is from the GAU

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/Afghanistan%202012/hogrun1.jpg


See ya later...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v136/BrianW/Afghanistan%202012/hogrun3.jpg

LeeG
11-23-2012, 08:46 PM
I like them because they have wings and look like could carry stuff

Shang
11-23-2012, 08:51 PM
We get Warthogs over head at treetop level most Friday and Saturday mornings.
Good to know we're safe.

Gerarddm
11-24-2012, 01:36 AM
Haven't they replaced the DU penetrators with tungsten? DU is nasty stuff.

Ron Williamson
11-24-2012, 06:40 AM
I was led to understand that they had been replaced.
Not that there could be a decent replacement.
IMHO,the Canadian military should get some.
R

Vince Brennan
11-24-2012, 06:47 AM
I like them because they have wings and look like could carry stuffhttp://media.defenseindustrydaily.com/images/AIR_F-16_ROKAF_Armament_Options_lg.jpg

A few stones and pebbles... nothin' ta' wurry about...

Paul Pless
11-24-2012, 07:03 AM
Haven't they replaced the DU penetrators with tungsten? DU is nasty stuff.especially on the receiving end

Paul Pless
11-24-2012, 07:16 AM
So that gun was designed by GE, the 'we bring good things to life' people.

I thought it interesting that the A10 has a titanium armor tub for the pilot to protect him from ground fire. But the gun itself and especially its ammunition drum holding 1,350 rounds of ammo is actually more heavily armored. It would be really bad for ground fire to cause those rounds to 'cook off' in the plane. . .

http://www.daveweinbaum.com/images/811.jpg

BrianW
11-24-2012, 08:57 AM
So what general's wife decided they need to add bunting to the trailer to clean up the look?

A VW? Really?

Mrleft8
11-24-2012, 10:07 AM
I'd rather have the VW.
I wonder how many Wal*Mart employee salaries it would take to buy one of those planes.....
I mean the people who actually work at Wal*Mart...... Not the lardass CEO in Bentonville, AR

Peach
11-24-2012, 10:15 AM
I'd rather have the VW.


I'd rather have both. Think how cool it would be to have that gun sticking out the nose of an old VW bug.

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 10:58 AM
I'd rather have both. Think how cool it would be to have that gun sticking out the nose of an old VW bug.

you could do the same with some pipes and spend the money for the gun on keeping the VW repaired

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 10:59 AM
So what general's wife decided they need to add bunting to the trailer to clean up the look?

A VW? Really?

secret tires, Brian... also, these days it might have some general's husband

Paul Pless
11-24-2012, 11:07 AM
Other notable aerial gun platforms. The first C130 gunship conversion, Spectre, carried four 6x20mm Vulcan Gatlins and four 6x7.62 Gatlin 'miniguns'!!! All on the port side. Here's the Spectre's nose art.

http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100729004941/battlefield/images/d/df/AC-130_Spectre.jpeg

Gerarddm
11-24-2012, 11:08 AM
That photo w/armament is of a F16, not A10.

A Warthog can carry more tonnage of munitions than a B17. Remarkable, really.

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 11:31 AM
the A-10's that flew over my house

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q196/phillipdallen/065.jpg

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q196/phillipdallen/064.jpg

McMike
11-24-2012, 11:37 AM
I'd rather have the VW.
I wonder how many Wal*Mart employee salaries it would take to buy one of those planes.....
I mean the people who actually work at Wal*Mart...... Not the lardass CEO in Bentonville, AR

But lefty . . .doncha know that the CEO's create jobs? Doncha know that the workers just have their hand out and don't do a thing to create successful/profitable companies? Doncha know that profitability has nothing to do with the worker? Jebus Crisps man!!! Get on board!!!! You socialist scum bag!!!!! We're watching you. O.o :D :p

McMike
11-24-2012, 11:38 AM
BTW, A-10s are my favoritest war machine ever created. Truly bad azzed!

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 11:41 AM
But lefty . . .doncha know that the CEO's create jobs? Doncha know that the workers just have their hand out and don't do a thing to create successful/profitable companies? Doncha know that profitability has nothing to do with the worker? Jebus Crisps man!!! Get on board!!!! You socialist scum bag!!!!! We're watching you. O.o :D :p

doncha know that Obama is our CEO

McMike
11-24-2012, 11:43 AM
doncha know that Obama is our CEO

Phillip, speak about whatcha know.

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 11:43 AM
Phillip, speak about whatcha know.

out comes the standard defense... funny and predicted

McMike
11-24-2012, 11:44 AM
Common denominator Phillip . . . . Common denominator . . . .

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 11:47 AM
pretty 'common' alright

McMike
11-24-2012, 11:48 AM
pretty 'common' alright

Sincerely, how are you feeling? :)

coelacanth2
11-24-2012, 11:49 AM
I always figgered that the A10 was in some ways the spiritual successor to the P38. Same essential idea - very survivable durable platform with a ton of firepower up front. P38 is my fav WW2 airplane.

McMike
11-24-2012, 11:50 AM
I always figgered that the A10 was in some ways the spiritual successor to the P38. Same essential idea - very survivable durable platform with a ton of firepower up front. P38 is my fav WW2 airplane.

I agree and I LOVE the P-38!!!!

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 11:50 AM
I always figgered that the A10 was in some ways the spiritual successor to the P38. Same essential idea - very survivable durable platform with a ton of firepower up front. P38 is my fav WW2 airplane.

yes, I always thought it odd that the P-38 wasn't talked about very much

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 11:52 AM
Sincerely, how are you feeling? :)

Mike... we ALL know about the logical fallacy of 'poisoning the well'. very adolecent of you

Joe (SoCal)
11-24-2012, 11:55 AM
Geeeeeeeeeeeezeeee ol Awwww Shuck can even get stupid obtuse in this thread sheeeeeeeeeeeesh talk about annoying on a GRAND scale

McMike
11-24-2012, 12:12 PM
Mike... we ALL know about the logical fallacy of 'poisoning the well'. very adolecent of you

You're reading too much into it Phillip.

Paul Pless
11-24-2012, 12:20 PM
I always figgered that the A10 was in some ways the spiritual successor to the P38. Same essential idea - very survivable durable platform with a ton of firepower up front.

Not really. The P-38 did fill a number of roles, but it was primarily a high altitude intercept and later escort fighter.

I see the ancestry going back more like this:

http://www.kowabunga.org/images/pictures/military_aviation/p47/p47n.jpg

note the eight .50 calibre machine guns, ten rockets, and two bombs.
unseen is the fully armored cockpit and extremely reliable and damage resistant air cooled Wright radial.

Also worth noting the Fairchild A-10 is named after the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.

Between the P-47 and the A-10m lies the Skyraider. An even more rugged (as navy aircraft tend to be) ground attack platform but with a lot of the same characteristics of the P-47. Even more armor, replaced the eight .50's with eight 20mm cannons, but it carries the same weight in bombs and rockets as the P-47.

http://skyraider.org/skyassn/memberpics/hukee/douglasad1.jpg

Paul Pless
11-24-2012, 12:21 PM
Geeeeeeeeeeeezeeee ol Awwww Shuck can even get stupid obtuse in this thread sheeeeeeeeeeeesh talk about annoying on a GRAND scaleNo ****! Here we have a perfectly nice and calm thread about killing machines and Phillip's gotta drop some political turd on to it. WTF?

Joe (SoCal)
11-24-2012, 12:29 PM
No ****! Here we have a perfectly nice and calm thread about killing machines and Phillip's gotta drop some political turd on to it. WTF?

Hey even I enjoy a good military arial assault thread every now and then ;)

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 12:47 PM
Hey even I enjoy a good military arial assault thread every now and then ;)

go back and look... Phillip didn't do it... your bias is showing, Paul

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 12:50 PM
You're reading too much into it Phillip.

well, if I did then I apologize... carry on (people frequently read much into my posts so I should understand... I guess I've become sensitized)

Joe (SoCal)
11-24-2012, 12:52 PM
go back and look... Phillip didn't do it... your bias is showing, Paul


​Awwwww Shucks

Phillip Allen
11-24-2012, 12:54 PM
see what I mean?

Joe (SoCal)
11-24-2012, 12:56 PM
Awww Shucks poor lil ol me did I do thaaaaaaaat


http://www.feistees.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/stvur.jpg

Joe Dupere
11-24-2012, 01:13 PM
yes, I always thought it odd that the P-38 wasn't talked about very much That's cuz' they were made in China for Wal-Mart. It's that old liberal media bias rearing its ugly head again!! :D

Paul Pless
11-24-2012, 01:23 PM
Back on topic. . . .

A three second burst can place almost 300 rounds on target. From a range of over one mile more than 80% of rounds fired will impact the target. Watch from the 30 second mark.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKRt2DYMvdU&feature=related

Old Dryfoot
11-24-2012, 02:02 PM
I recall hearing once that the canon on the A10 can actually reduce the planes air speed with it's recoil.