Wed, Jul 14, 2010
To those who look upon the A-10 for the first time, there is a
sense that they're not looking at an airplane -- but the box it
came in. BUT, to those who need to kill heavy enemy armament and do
it in a serious way, the A-10 suddenly becomes one of the prettiest
sights you ever saw... especially if said enemy armament is aimed
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The Air forces notes that A-10 Thunderbolt IIs have excellent
maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and are highly
accurate weapons-delivery platforms. They can loiter near battle
areas for extended periods of time and operate under 1,000-foot
ceilings with 1.5-mile visibility.
Their wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing
capability permit operations in and out of locations near front
lines. Using night vision goggles, A-10 pilots can conduct their
missions during darkness.
The Thunderbolt II can employ a wide variety of conventional
munitions, including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units,
laser guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions or JDAM), wind
corrected munitions dispenser or WCMD, AGM-65 Maverick and AIM-9
Sidewinder missiles, rockets, illumination flares, and the GAU-8/A
30mm cannon, capable of firing 3,900 rounds per minute to defeat a
wide variety of targets including tanks.
In other words... when you care enough to send the very best...
an A-10 will often be the one delivering the goods.
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