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Bill Blocks Air Force from Retiring A-10 Warthog
« on: December 19, 2013, 02:53:36 AM »

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Re: Bill Blocks Air Force from Retiring A-10 Warthog
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 07:13:11 AM »
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Re: Bill Blocks Air Force from Retiring A-10 Warthog
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 09:52:48 AM »
The A-10 is a beautiful thing because it's "ugliness" is the result of form following function.

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Re: Bill Blocks Air Force from Retiring A-10 Warthog
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 10:17:22 AM »
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Re: Bill Blocks Air Force from Retiring A-10 Warthog
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 10:29:54 AM »
Got a small story to tell.

Routine patrol. Got into a roach trap, can't go forward, can't go back - they had the high ground and were smart enough to wait until we were in totally screwed position.
Call for air support. Expecting a gunship to arrive. Hear this low growl coming up behind us almost immediately. A voice, totally calm, comes over the coms. Says "You might want to duck." Then he shredded the hillside. Circled once, tipped his wing to us and headed back to base.

No idea who the pilot was, but his total deadpan delivery was amazing.
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Re: Bill Blocks Air Force from Retiring A-10 Warthog
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 11:53:04 AM »
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The A-10 is like the grizzled old-school Linebacker of the United States Air Force.  It's not flashy, it's not super-fast, it's not going to do like twenty barrel rolls just to try and prove to you how huge it's cock is... it just shows up, bleep everyone's shit up, and goes home.
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Re: Bill Blocks Air Force from Retiring A-10 Warthog
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 12:43:19 PM »
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Re: Bill Blocks Air Force from Retiring A-10 Warthog
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 09:25:10 PM »
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The A-10 is like the grizzled old-school Linebacker of the United States Air Force.  It's not flashy, it's not super-fast, it's not going to do like twenty barrel rolls just to try and prove to you how huge it's cock is... it just shows up, bleeps everyone's shit up, and goes home.

In other words, it speaks softly and carries a big stick.

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Re: Bill Blocks Air Force from Retiring A-10 Warthog
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 10:51:12 PM »
In other words, it speaks softly and carries a big stick.

Heh heh. You might say that
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