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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:44 am 
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In case you've missed this, here's a story of performance under pressure in Michigan last month...

A-10, canopy blown off, gear not functioning, multiple radio failures....

http://www.127wg.ang.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1275644/no-second-guesses-selfridge-pilots-share-story-of-emergency-landing/

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Yet another reason why I love the A-10

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Scott WRG Editor wrote:
Yet another reason why I love the A-10


Because it is unreliable? :? :lol:


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bdk wrote:
Scott WRG Editor wrote:
Yet another reason why I love the A-10


Because it is unreliable? :? :lol:



Not that I noticed during my time with the 81st TFW...with six squadrons of them the largest IDAF Wing of the period).
I never heard anything bad about them. Compared to their contemporaries they were simplicity itself.
One of the jokes was they had some F-84 parts somewhere in them.

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bdk wrote:
Scott WRG Editor wrote:
Yet another reason why I love the A-10


Because it is unreliable? :? :lol:


No smart ass ;) :lol:
But seriously, the fact that it can take damage and still fly long enough to get the pilot on the ground :)
Look up some of the damage the A-10s took in the first Iraq war.

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