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Tom Tyson [SUW]
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A-10 News
      #432131 - 10/28/16 11:14 PM

Looks like the 'hog will be with us a few days longer.

I wonder if it will ultimately "out 'buff" the Buff for longevity.

http://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-keep-a10-indefinitely-2016-10

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Terry Carraway
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Re: A-10 News [Re: Tom Tyson [SUW]]
      #432134 - 10/29/16 01:58 AM

DUH.

Why did it take so long for them to see the obvious????

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Scott Perdue (50F)
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Re: A-10 News [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #432139 - 10/29/16 08:12 AM

unfortunately, the AF has halted the A-10 before it was even produced. The A-10 is an incredible airplane at what it does... and forces the AF to keep it.

gunny

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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Re: A-10 News [Re: Tom Tyson [SUW]]
      #432141 - 10/29/16 01:05 PM

Good news and -for me-, somewhat obvious. They all have new wing structures and some minor cockpit upgrades. No needed changes to that fast shooting gun and the engines seem sound and reliable.

Good news for Tucson and Davis-Monthan.

Regards,

Dux


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Russell Holton
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Re: A-10 News [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #432148 - 10/29/16 04:36 PM

Quote:

the engines seem sound and reliable.




I seem to recall they were adapted from commercial aviation. Wikipedia says it's a militarized version of the CF34.


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Randy Sohn
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Re: A-10 News [Re: Tom Tyson [SUW]]
      #432158 - 10/29/16 08:07 PM

Quote:

longevity




One would certainly hope! Toe-mas, you made me think back to flying at Transpo-72 at Dulles, remember BS'n with the guys next to us on the flight line, pilot and crew on it, was new back then.

best, randy


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Terry Carraway
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Re: A-10 News [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #432200 - 10/30/16 06:07 AM

The cockpit upgrades are more than minor. They went from steam gauges to glass cockpit.

Gun is fine.

Engines have some issues. They were not designed for that use. They were designed for the S-3 Viking (aka Hoover), and designed to run pretty steady power settings for long periods. In the A-10, you are jockeying the throttles a lot more, and that leads to some inspection and life limit issues. They did change the turbine wheels in the 80s that helped a lot.

And the A-10 could use a bit more thrust.

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Terry Carraway
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Re: A-10 News [Re: Scott Perdue (50F)]
      #432201 - 10/30/16 06:11 AM

Yes.

And when they shut down production, they had the tooling and production drawing destroyed, to make sure it would not be resurrected. :(

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Stephanie Belser-2
Top Gun APC


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Re: A-10 News [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #432211 - 10/30/16 12:29 PM

Quote:

DUH.

Why did it take so long for them to see the obvious????




Two words: Fighter mafia.

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Dave Siciliano (ADS)
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Re: A-10 News [Re: Stephanie Belser-2]
      #432214 - 10/30/16 02:47 PM

The AF never has seemed to want to emphasize the CAS role. It's always played second fiddle or less.
Having the bit of cobra time I have, the A-10 was a great step up. The Army never could have supported it, or I would have been in line to have flown it.


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