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mcgreg

Awesom stuff here, imagine if you were the guys on the ground!

 

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dogrunner

Good stuff there, I like when he trims the tree. I'm in there flight path luckily they never turn on the cannon. 

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NW River Mac

One of my customers manufacturers cannons for the A-10.  All the employees are very proud of the contribution they make to the safety of those souls on the ground.

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gaberdeen

i was hiking in the Adirondacks in the late 90's with a buddy. We stopped to take a break along the shores of a remote pond after climbing up through a steep pass. A low rumble began to sound off in the distance. At first I thought it might be thunder in the distance but the rumbling began to get louder and closer very fast. Within seconds it sounded like a dam freight train coming through the woods right at us. Just about then 3 A-10's flew above us shooting up through the canyon we had just climbed. Needless to say it scared the #$%^ out of me. Turns out later we were talking to DEC ranger who told us the A-10's were known to buzz through that canyon even though they weren't suppose too. I am in awe of them to this day. 

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Greg Hartman
On ‎10‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 11:13 AM, Wallyb06 said:

I flew the A-10 for 10 years in the Air Force. Without a doubt it has the best gun of any fighter the USAF has in the inventory. I flew the forerunner to the A-10, the A-1 Skyraider, and the F-4E, both of which had 20 mm canons. The comparisons between the 20 and 30 mm is like tossing peas or footballs toward a target. If you want something destroyed on the ground, with friendly forces nearby, in marginal weather conditions, there is only one call to make. Bring in the HOGS! Not super fast, but in a single seat fighter the pilot can get very busy at times and below 500 feet the A-10 can kill you as fast as any other fighter going. Not overly  pretty and sleek as fighters go but hog drivers don't really care. The A-10 squadrons are comprised of some the best aviators in the USAF and their ability to fight is only made possible by some of the best ground support troops around. Now stand up during the national anthem, place your hand over your heart, and be glad that all veterans fought for the freedoms we enjoy today. Go USAF!

 

Wally

 

A-10's came along after my time, so I've never seen what they can do from the business end.  I do, however, remember A-1's.  For some reason I still don't understand, they were called Sandy by those of us on the ground.  Nothing less than awesome to see what the Sandys could do to the enemy from close up.  Many lives were saved by those pilots - maybe even you, Wally!!  Thank you, sir!!

 

About ten years ago, I discovered that one of my quiet, kindly neighbors had flown Skyraiders in close ground support role in Vietnam.  I thought he was a retired banker of something - not hardly!

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Grouseman_1
12 hours ago, dogrunner said:

Good stuff there, I like when he trims the tree. I'm in there flight path luckily they never turn on the cannon. 

As well our manufacturing plant is in the flight path. They’ve drawn the attention away from a lot of meetings in the conference room.  

 

Mike 

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dogrunner

Mike, apparently our neighbors don’t like them.😁.  I never found them to be louder or faster then the F-16s that flew there for so many years before, actually quite the opposite. Looks to me they just like to complain. 

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dogrunner

Lots of flight time lately. Wonder if there gearing up for something. 

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BlacknTan
On 11/24/2017 at 10:41 PM, gaberdeen said:

i was hiking in the Adirondacks in the late 90's with a buddy. We stopped to take a break along the shores of a remote pond after climbing up through a steep pass. A low rumble began to sound off in the distance. At first I thought it might be thunder in the distance but the rumbling began to get louder and closer very fast. Within seconds it sounded like a dam freight train coming through the woods right at us. Just about then 3 A-10's flew above us shooting up through the canyon we had just climbed. Needless to say it scared the #$%^ out of me. Turns out later we were talking to DEC ranger who told us the A-10's were known to buzz through that canyon even though they weren't suppose too. I am in awe of them to this day. 

 

Absolutely yes..

 

I've seen A-10's out of Rome, NY  swoop down over remote lakes in the ADKs and kick up rooster tails.. Quite an awe inspiring sight, and in those days, not at all uncommon! 

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dogrunner

Flew right over the house this weekend. 

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quailguy

Salute!

 Wally, Damn fine work. Even us Navy types love the A-10. I was on duty when this guy made his landing and saw the photos. It was amazing then and is now.

  The A-10 was designed to fly and hopefully live in a fierce anti air environment of a Soviet-NATO war in Germany. Each Soviet armored or mech infantry battle group had a battery of mobile SAMs. That doesn't count all the other anti air capability they had. The A-10 was designed as a tank killer, its mission to break up

Soviet armored attacks.

  

 

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UplandHntr

Ive not seen very many fighter jets in my life probably because of where I live. Every once in a while I see one around Madison, WI. Not sure what jets they are but I love seeing them. You guys around bases are very lucky

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fishvik
On ‎9‎/‎23‎/‎2017 at 3:35 PM, Rockdoc said:

When I'm wintering down in Sierra Vista Arizona I see them all the time. They train Warthog pilots at the local air base. You nearly always see them fly in tandem with the trainee in the lead plane followed by the trainer in his Warthog. I often wonder if my red Caravan's ever been targeted as a make believe tank!

 

Steve

Doc when I worked in Winnemucca, Nevada we had numerous MTRs crossing our district and on numerous occasions I'm sure they were lining up on our BLM pickups as targets. We had a low level B-52 route, and while hunting chukars I had one fly beneath me in the valley. My dog gave me a look like you shoot that, you're retrieving it.

 

 

 

 

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fishvik
On ‎10‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 9:13 AM, Wallyb06 said:

I flew the A-10 for 10 years in the Air Force. Without a doubt it has the best gun of any fighter the USAF has in the inventory. I flew the forerunner to the A-10, the A-1 Skyraider, and the F-4E, both of which had 20 mm canons. The comparisons between the 20 and 30 mm is like tossing peas or footballs toward a target. If you want something destroyed on the ground, with friendly forces nearby, in marginal weather conditions, there is only one call to make. Bring in the HOGS! Not super fast, but in a single seat fighter the pilot can get very busy at times and below 500 feet the A-10 can kill you as fast as any other fighter going. Not overly  pretty and sleek as fighters go but hog drivers don't really care. The A-10 squadrons are comprised of some the best aviators in the USAF and their ability to fight is only made possible by some of the best ground support troops around. Now stand up during the national anthem, place your hand over your heart, and be glad that all veterans fought for the freedoms we enjoy today. Go USAF!

 

Wally

I watched an air show at Mountain Home AFB back in the mid 1980's. The Thunderbirds were the star attraction, but I was more impressed with the 2 A-10s. The T'birds needed the entire SW Idaho skies to do their show. The A-10s did similar maneuvers in the length of the runway. 

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