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Old Aug 07, 2003, 10:05 AM
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check out this new A-10 warthog

One of the guys that works for me is a captain in the air force reserves assigned to an A-10 squadron. He is deployed overseas and just sent me this cool picture. Now that is an A-10 that I would love to fly!
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 10:12 AM
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Do you have a park big enough to fly that A-10 in?
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 11:25 AM
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Nope and imagaine what size batteries it must take!

Seriously though I'm sure the guys are glad to have the A-10s around the base over there. Only an idiot would try a strike on our positions with those gattling guns waiting to rain down on the enemy!
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 05:58 PM
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Yeah, I've seen flight demonstrations of the real thing (no live ammo though) and they are impressive aircraft. I wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of the attack from one.
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 06:07 PM
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Sure, theres a park big enough. I think its called yellowstone.
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 07:05 PM
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What about the Great Basin Desert ..... park
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 07:17 PM
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The A-10 turns fast enough that you don't need as much room as you'd think. The takeoff run is a bit long though, so you'd need a good runway, or at least a good stretch of straight road with no obstructions on the sides.
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 08:59 PM
honey... anOTHER PLANE!
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Houston.....I don't think the Hitec Feather RX is going to cut it!
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Old Aug 07, 2003, 09:11 PM
Cheapskate freeloader!
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Neither will the GWS EDFs, Id reckon! Unless Mr Lin has something up his sleeve that we havent heard of yet.

Anders
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Old Aug 08, 2003, 12:19 AM
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Yes, I think I'll put a couple of EDF-1000s (1 meter) in there

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Old Aug 08, 2003, 01:08 AM
Zoom, zoom...
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Live fire for an A-10 is something to see. Its like a laser beam that walks over its target, then BOOM! The A-10 can also take damage like no other airplane I have ever heard of... It can lose an engine, half a wing and half a tail...hydraulics and avionics and still fly... You can shoot a 20mm armor piercing round into the floor of the canopy and make a nice dent...
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 05:36 PM
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Yep the A-10 is one durable bird. The guys who fly them are so defensive of them that if you even suggest upgrading to another close support jet, they will be up in arms (trust me on that one!)

I haven't got to see any live fire yet but did get to watch a video demo of the plane in action...amazing. I'll repeat an enemy would be insane to strike an area with them on guard.
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 09:17 PM
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Here are a few pics I took a couple weeks ago at the Abbotsford Airshow.

Scott

If any one wants a High res of this one just Email me and I will send it to you.
It makes good wallpaper
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 09:18 PM
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Old Aug 25, 2003, 10:14 PM
look the sun.....AHHHHHHH
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i dont think ill be able to find depleted uranium shells at my LHS. :P
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