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A-10 at work....with music

Old 10th May 2015, 04:01
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A-10 at work....with music

http://theaviationist.com/2015/05/09...0c-video-25fs/
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Wonderful video
 
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Did the controller/FAC/whatever, have an English accent or was I dreaming?
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Old 14th May 2015, 22:55
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Yeah, great video. Shame about the awful music.
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How an ugly, brutally effective warplane won the battle for its future

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels launched an attack late last month on Islamic State militants near the town of Hawl in northern Syria. They regained control of roughly 100 square miles of territory, according to the U.S. Defense Department.

“It was a fairly straightforward, conventional offensive operation,” Army Colonel Steve Warren told reporters via video conference from Baghdad, “where we estimated … several hundred enemy [fighters] were located in that vicinity.” Warren continued his description. “There was a substantial friendly force — well over 1,000 participated in the offensive part of this operation. And they were able to very deliberately execute the plan that they had made themselves.”

Two types of U.S. warplanes, both optimized for precision attacks in close coordination with ground troops, were critical to the Syrian rebels’ success, Warren revealed. “We were able to bring both A-10s and a Spectre gunship to bear,” he said, “… It can only be described as devastating …. it killed nearly 80 enemy fighters and wounded many more.”

Video shot by a correspondent from the Kurdish Hawar News Agency showed A-10s wheeling over the battlefield as rebel fighters advanced........

In 2014, A-10s deployed to Kuwait to support U.S.-backed Iraqi troops battling Islamic State in northwestern Syria. Twice in 2015, A-10s toured Eastern Europe as part of the Pentagon’s European Reassurance Initiative — in essence, a U.S. military surge into Europe to bolster resident North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces. And in October, Warthogs deployed to Turkey to cover rebel forces fighting Islamic State in Syria — and proved crucial to the rebels’ victory near Hawl.

Not only do Congress and the American public stand by the unglamorous, venerable attack plane — it’s as if the world, with all its messy, grinding ground wars, conspired to demand the A-10’s continued service.
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RAF Pilot at 1:16

Looks like RAF rank tabs on the pilot seen getting airborne at time 1:16 on the video.
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Old 2nd Dec 2015, 16:20
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Why oh why do we seem unable to watch anything on TV or any other medium and not be subjected to some bloody noise which we are told is music? Even our CBC news over this side of the pond seems unable to read a simple news cast without some idiot banging on a drum, thus making it imposible to hear what is being said! Why not when showing A10s at work just let the audience listen to the VHF/UHF and the other aviation sounds without this crap? There, now I feel better!
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Copy of a recent Post on "Gaining a R.A.F. Pilot's Brevet in WWII"

Heads up !

Click on A-10 at work....with music and follow the link - you won't be disappointed !

I'd always thought the Giant Warthog to be a heavy, ponderous sort of thing, but here's this chap chucking it around like a Spitfire. Obviously a COIN aircraft par excellence, and exactly what I would think is needed in Irak/Syria now.

How could they think of retiring it in today's circumstances ? Wish I was 70 years younger and had one of these to fly.

Only cavil: could we see less of the pilot and the tail, and more of the front panel and the view ahead, please ?

Thanks, West Coast !

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PS: clunckdriver,

With you 100% ! Every bit as bad over here ! Why, oh why do they do it ? Has the Musician's Union got a stranglehold on the BBC etc , or something ?

Can somebody form a Society for the Protection of Listeners/Viewers ? Would do it myself, but won't be around much longer.

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Suddenly struck me, how do they manage without a WSO ? The thing can, it seems, carry a mix of just about every airborne ordnance known to man, short of Zeus's thunderbolt.

Same with Typhoon.

Is there something to be learned from this ? (just curious).

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The cockpit workload must be horrendous!!
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There are photos on the web (I'm sure somebody will find it?) of an A10
that returned to its base in Afgan shot to pieces but with its female pilot intact.
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Old 6th Dec 2015, 12:20
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Originally Posted by mmitch View Post
There are photos on the web (I'm sure somebody will find it?) of an A10
that returned to its base in Afgan shot to pieces but with its female pilot intact.
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Ta da!

Story about Battle Damaged A-10

Not only, but also...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Campbell_(pilot)

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Don't understand why the A-10 gets so much hate, I reckon it's the Ducks Nuts!
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Thanks Rhino. I was nearly right! Iraq...
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GOOD SHOW !......(Bully for Major Campbell)

See my #55 on "Typhoon and Brimstone". The crew involved there were both female (which is quite irrelevant - not their fault - the ROE must have been "Don't let's be beastly to the Taliban".

Compare and Contrast.

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I quite a fan of all the glove mods those guys have, esp the fingerless with pen attachment around 2:40!
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Danny42C, In Ottawa one can now find a listing of resteraunts and other public places which do not have the speakers blaring out such crap , Im told by one owner his bottom line has improved about 30% since he turned of the noise! In our local town they had speakers blaring VERY BAD Christmas music, some kind soul recently cut the feed to the speakers, he/she has the gratitude of nearly all the residents!
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"There are photos on the web (I'm sure somebody will find it?) of an A10
that returned to its base in Afgan shot to pieces but with its female pilot intact."

Captain Campbell's awards already speak to her awesome airmanship. Very impressive results. Good show for the A-10 too! Hard to imagine how anyone would think the F-16 or even the F-35 would be a reasonable replacement. Our forces on the ground need and deserve the CAS that the A-10 delivers.
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I'm interested that the A10s can carry Cubic P5 ACMI pods while firing guns and missiles from port and s'bord wing stations - pretty useful config! Is this the case for other USAF jets?
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