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Mase Taylor
Top Gun


Reged: 04/30/04
Posts: 9446
Loc: SOCAL
A-10 Video
      #424888 - 04/25/16 10:41 AM

Ya Say The F-35 Can Do This?

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Fly The Airplane As Far Into The Crash As Possible. - Bob Hoover 1922-2016 R.I.P.


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Tom Charlton
Top Gun


Reged: 04/29/04
Posts: 2221
Loc: The west coast of Florida
Re: A-10 Video [Re: Mase Taylor]
      #424901 - 04/25/16 11:08 PM

Quote:

Ya Say The F-35 Can Do This?


Hi Mase,
The A-10. Butt ugly. I love it. Any pencil neck politician that want’s to retire/replace this proven weapon needs to be escorted out back of the woodshed for a discussion.

Regards,
Tom Charlton

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The airplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1939.


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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
Top Gun


Reged: 05/15/04
Posts: 5468
Loc: Minneapolis/Tucson
Re: A-10 Video [Re: Tom Charlton]
      #424919 - 04/26/16 04:23 AM

Thanks,

Yes, it's a obvious fact that the F-35 cannot do anything like the A-10 in terms of ground support. A big "duh" for the top brass and the Military industrial complex and the money for so many congressional districts.

I don't think the USAF top folks ever liked the A-10. Not sure they wanted that much direct ground support and would rather fly fighters and big bombers.

We love them in Tucson -quiet, fun to watch, already have new wings, old gun works just fine as well as the engines.

I still think much of the F-35 program is military -industrial-political stuff for a C- airframe and perhaps D grade mission performance.

OK, so we have to move forward with this -too much money and congressional districts even with a vastly overpriced warplane. Sigh.

Regards,

Dux


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Dave Siciliano (ADS)
Top Gun


Reged: 05/17/04
Posts: 8469
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Re: A-10 Video [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #425102 - 05/02/16 07:46 PM

Gear up after ammo misfeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIUtP08Zijg&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop


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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
Top Gun


Reged: 05/15/04
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Re: A-10 Video [Re: Dave Siciliano (ADS)]
      #425115 - 05/02/16 11:50 PM

Well, another example of that great A-10.

I think that for most training missions, they slow the extremely fast firing rate. Still, it would be a bad place to be driving your team of tanks -or fuel trucks, or on a machine gun nest with the enemy.

Regards,

Dux -soon to leave sunny Tucson


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Terry Carraway
Top Gun


Reged: 06/02/04
Posts: 7098
Loc: Maryland
Re: A-10 Video [Re: Richard Duxbury (Dux)]
      #425189 - 05/04/16 10:56 PM

Nope, the gun has spin up time. The quoted rate is after the gun is up to full speed.

When I flew it, we had two rates, Hi was 4200 rounds per minute, low was 2100.

At low rate, a 1 second pull was about 35 rounds due to spin up.

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Terry
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Randy Sohn
Gradn Exlated Ordre of teh Fyling Fingres


Reged: 08/31/01
Posts: 23187
Loc: Savage, MN - U.S.A.
Re: A-10 Video [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #425191 - 05/04/16 11:33 PM

Quote:

When I flew it, .




First time I ever saw it was at Dulles airport during Transpo-72. Terrifying weapon to contemplate then and still is!

best, randy


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Bill Bridges - 9S1
Top Gun


Reged: 05/17/04
Posts: 6008
Loc: 9S1
Re: A-10 Video [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #425207 - 05/05/16 02:44 AM

Terry,

No experience with the '30', but the 11Bs sure liked the '20' when they needed some help inside of hand grenade range. :-)

Bill


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Terry Carraway
Top Gun


Reged: 06/02/04
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Re: A-10 Video [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #425230 - 05/05/16 11:30 PM

30 is like the 20, but bigger.

1.2 pound projectile at some 3600 feet per second, plus aircraft speed, is a bit of kinetic energy, even with a steel slug (target practice ammo).

There was a story of a tank being on the wrong range, and a pair of A-10s also on the wrong range, and they both ended up on the same range. The A-10s got a mobility kill on the tank, using TP ammo.

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Terry
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Dave Siciliano (ADS)
Top Gun


Reged: 05/17/04
Posts: 8469
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Re: A-10 Video [Re: Terry Carraway]
      #433288 - 12/05/16 05:29 PM

There are few things in life that would give me more pleasure in life than to be in the room when the new Secretary of Defense (Mad Dog Mattis) meets with top AF generals to discuss CAS and the A-10 v. their expensive, one high tech plane does everything for a bunch more money position :).

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