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For the A-10 fans...

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Drizzt, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. Drizzt

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    I was out in Marin County CA near Mt Tamapias flying RC today and three A-10's came down the 101 corridor in a loose 3-ship. Awesome....
     
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    meh, real men fly F-16's and Su-37's :neener:
     
  4. grimjaw

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    I never got to see them shoot, but I did get to see A-10 manuevers and practice for several years at Pope AFB. Always thought they were nifty, buzzing the base at 100 yards up. Probably wouldn't think so if I was the enemy, though. :eek:

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    I think such a round would ruin anyone's day. the gun itself is also very impressive:
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    I was playing golf in Myrtle Beach when an A-10 did a run over the golf course. Scared the Cr@p out of us. Would not want to be on the receiving end of that. :eek:
     
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    Just a quick off-topic thing: Does anybody have experience with Megabloks? Are they as good as LEGO, and are they compatible? I keep seeing those awesome Megabloks sets at the store (Mmmm, Bradley...), and I grow increasingly fed up with LEGO's new "even a useless idiot could build this because it has eight gigantic molded pieces" DUPLO-style kits [which, of course, does not take into account awesome things like the Star Destroyer model].

    That all aside:

    Mmmm, A-10. Mo' dakka.

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    I was stationed in Myrte Beach from 85-90 when we flew hogs there. Left for Germany just before they deployed to the sand box for Desert Sheild/Storm.
     
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    My squadron went to Cold Lake, CFB in 1982 for Maple Flag, the Canadian equivalent to the USAF Red Flag.

    Cold Lake has this huge range to the north which includes 'enemy' airfields, truck parks, supply dumps. They also had an 'enemy' armor column consisting of concrete replicas of Soviet tanks. They 'had' until the A10s shot up the column with the 30 mm gun. After that they had piles of concrete rubble.

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    MegaBlocks (hope I spelled that right) are not as good as Legos for one main reason. The plastic tends to stretch a bit and the pieces stop fitting together as tightly. Their models also rely a bit much on large formed pieces, but Lego is also slightly guilty of that these days.
     
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    If you are going to build it and leave it that way they are pretty good. My son and I have buit an Abrhams tank and an aircraft carrier and both are very cool.
     
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    Here in southeastern Arizona them birds pass over a highway that's located at the end of the runway. I estimate they are about 100 feet or less above the ground when they take off and land. It is somewhat exciting when you're on the road and they pass over it because it happens so fast it isn't expected. This does cause the Old Fuff to wake up... :what: :what: :what: :what: :what: :what:
     
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    When I still lived back east, I was on a flight to Cape May NJ (WWD) and "encountered" a flight of six A-10's practicing over the Delaware Bay. I gave them a wide birth. Just the thought of one of their practice rounds accidentally coming my way did not comfort me. Impressive aircraft.
     
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    Slightly is an underststement.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    The A-10 is one of those cool and really unique vehicles that *gasp*

    Is actually effective! All too often the cool stuff isnt all that good...not here :D
     
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    Hey fuff, if you like that then you should come out here for a visit. I can put you 100ft off the runway whent they take off/land. :D
     
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    Who here liked the A-10 before it was "cool" to?
    (pre-Desert storm)

    (raises hand meekly...)

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    I miss living next to a Base. Kaneohe Bay (little bit of everything), Cherry Point (Harriers), Seymour Johnson (F15s). Still, I'm in a MOA here at home and at work, so I still see an A10 from Pope every now and then zipping over the tree tops, and Aero Contractors (SHHH!:uhoh: ) is right down the road too.
     
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    Well before Desert storm I had G. I. Joes and one year Santa brought me the Cobra A-10. They made it the bad guys plane. Man I love those things.
     
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    They are so ugly they fly by repelling the ground. The Air Force brass tried to kill them off in the late 80's because they weren't very sexy but they were saved by their performance in Desert Storm. They whole plane was built around the 30mm cannon. It doesn't even sound like a gun when it fires, more just a "voot" sound. I spent alot of time cleaning up the Depleted Uranium mess that they made, but after seeing their effectiveness in Kuwait and Iraq closeup I didn't mind.
     
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    I love A-10s :)

    They actually remind me of one of those new Koehler faucet commercials - you know the one where a couple walks into a high zoot architectural firm, then sits down with the architect and asks him to design a house "around one of these" while they put a faucet on his desk.


    I could almost imagine the AF brass walking into Fairchild, putting one of the GAU-8s in the hanger and asking "Design us a plane around one of these" :evil:
     
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