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Offline GDS_Starfury

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2015, 10:29:21 AM »
Its been on the block since the mid 80s at least. 
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2015, 11:12:58 AM »
It's been on the block since about 1986 or so.  It got a 5-year reprieve after Desert Storm, but once we realized it was useless in Somalia / Haiti / Bosnia, it went back on the block.
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2015, 11:16:56 AM »
I wish we had used A-10s in Somalia and Bosnia.
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2015, 12:22:26 AM »
It's been on the block since about 1986 or so.  It got a 5-year reprieve after Desert Storm, but once we realized it was useless in Somalia / Haiti / Bosnia, it went back on the block.
The only reason it was useles in bosnia was the fucking politicians WHO refused CAS to UN ground units under attack.

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2015, 07:37:28 PM »
Time to relieve the air force of the inconvenience of close air support.

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The Air Force is investigating allegations that the No. 2 commander at its prestigious Air Combat Command told lower-ranking officers that talking to members of Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is tantamount to treason.

The alleged comment by Maj. Gen. James Post has stirred concern in Congress about the Air Force muzzling officers in violation of their legal rights.

"This is very serious, to accuse people of treason for communicating with Congress," Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, told Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force chief of staff, who testified Wednesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

source: http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article8499242.html

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2015, 07:41:47 PM »
Bring back the Army Air force!

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2015, 08:30:33 PM »
I'm pretty sure it's been this way since 1948...or earlier.

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2015, 06:58:12 PM »
Looks like the USAF may have tried to monkey with the numbers in an attempt to dump the Warthog...

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Recently, USA Today received declassified data from the Air Force purporting to show the more dangerous side of the A-10. In reality, it turns out that the data was actually manipulated to shed the A-10 in an unfavorable light, which represents yet another attempt by the Air Force to mislead both the military and the public on the merits of the aircraft.

After the piece aired, Sen. Kelly Ayotte immediately called attention to the fact that the Air Force decided to selectively release part of the data and stated that the move to get rid of the A-10 is “misguided, dangerous, and premature” because of its strong service record. (RELATED: Declassified: A-10 Attack Jet Responsible For The Most Friendly Fire)

source: http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/18/air-force-continues-smear-campaign-against-a-10-jets/

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2015, 10:44:37 AM »
They should find homes in these stables:





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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2015, 03:19:59 PM »
^Awesome - LMAO :2funny:
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2015, 09:13:36 PM »
IIRC the C model A-10 has a glass cockpit now (that means all the flight info are now on touch screens Mirth).
Toonces - Don't ask me, I just close my eyes and take it.

Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #42 on: February 26, 2015, 05:53:04 AM »
So, do I have this right.  The AF wants to fund the F35 by eliminating the A10.  But wasn't the F35 meant to replace the F15 and F16 also.
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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #43 on: February 26, 2015, 07:13:05 AM »
yes, no and yes.
Toonces - Don't ask me, I just close my eyes and take it.

Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

Gus - Celery is vile and has no reason to exist. Like underwear on Star.


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Re: The Warthog LIVES!!!
« Reply #44 on: February 26, 2015, 07:33:48 AM »
IIRC the C model A-10 has a glass cockpit now (that means all the flight info are now on touch screens Mirth).

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