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Old 12-30-2013, 02:34 PM
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Why the WartHog Matters .

http://www.theamericanconservative.c...rthog-matters/
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Old 03-13-2014, 10:59 PM
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The A-10 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Warthog" is the baddest all weather ground attack airplane ever built! It's one of my favorite airplanes ranking right up there with the F-4 Phantom, the F4U Corsair, the P-51 Mustang, the Mig-23 Flogger and the coolest airframe ever....the SR-71 Blackbird...or Habu (a black snake) as the Japanese sitting at the end of the runway outside Kadena Air Base on Okinawa called it. While I see the reasoning behind scrapping these monsters, I disagree that it is a sound decision. We have nothing in our inventory even close to being able to replace them and we have plenty of fighters that will do what the F-35 will do. This is just another example of waste in our military....and I have a real soft spot for the USAF, but how about a little common sense here!
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:32 AM
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I miss seeing Warthogs.

I'm only about 40 miles from Seymour Johnson and evidently along their flight path to the bombing ranges in Hyde county and in the Pamlico Sound, because some days are like air shows

I'm also not that far from Cherry Point and New River Air Station, so I get to see most all the different helicopters as well as lots of Ospreys

I can recognize those from their distintive propeller sound, which is like a cross between a plane and a helicopter

There's also nothng like havng a few Blackhawks come cruising over at treetop level and rattling all the windows
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I still see them all the time at lake of ozarks- not far from whiteman afb- when Ian there.

Here is a good link discussing AF move to replace it. In the remarks there is a long comment concerning reasons for replacement. And at bottom related articles. Hope the link works for you all.

http://m.aviationweek.com/combat-air...x-stand-chance

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http://www.iomax.net/archangel/avionics/

Or some verson of beechcraft AT-6b

http://www.airforce-technology.com/p...-light-attack/
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:11 PM
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Years ago we went to Whiteman AFB to see my son.
He was in a B2 Squadron.
We were sitting at the end of the taxiway watching the take offs and landings.
Dad was standing by the fence when an A10 taxied by.
The pilot threw my dad a really snappy salute.
Made his day and he talked about that moment a lot.
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