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    The USAF announced it has completed the program of re-winging 162 A-10's...https://amp.businessinsider.com/air-...rce=reddit.com

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    Originally posted by Ralph Jones View Post
    The USAF announced it has completed the program of re-winging 162 A-10's...https://amp.businessinsider.com/air-...rce=reddit.com
    Hi Ralph,
    Sure good to hear.
    Must be one of the most effective, beautiful, butt-ugly weapons of war ever made. I’m still in disbelief that there was ever even an A-10 vs F-35 discussion.

    Regards,
    Tom Charlton
    "The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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    • #3
      Now they just need to reverse engineer the rest of the aircraft and build a couple hundred or so more of them.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Terry Carraway View Post
        Now they just need to reverse engineer the rest of the aircraft and build a couple hundred or so more of them.
        Hi Terry,
        Yup, sounds good to you n me. But, don’cha know . . . someone would want to outfit’m with the same package of electronic magic that the F-35 has. There goes the price and dispatch reliability.
        All it needs is the gun, wings, engines and pilot tub. Ok, ok, maybe a couple’a com radios to talk to the guys need’n help on the ground.

        Regards,
        Tom Charlton
        "The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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        • #5
          That referenced an old contract that was completed. A new contract for more work is being considered.
          https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018...udget-request/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tom Charlton View Post
            All it needs is the gun, wings, engines and pilot tub. Ok, ok, maybe a couple’a com radios to talk to the guys need’n help on the ground.
            Back in my day all you needed to talk to the folks on the ground was a Fox-Mike and a Kentucky 28.

            Yea I know I'm old. ROFL
            48th AHC 1971-72

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Tom Charlton View Post
              Hi Terry,
              Yup, sounds good to you n me. But, don’cha know . . . someone would want to outfit’m with the same package of electronic magic that the F-35 has. There goes the price and dispatch reliability.
              All it needs is the gun, wings, engines and pilot tub. Ok, ok, maybe a couple’a com radios to talk to the guys need’n help on the ground.

              Regards,
              Tom Charlton
              Actually, the C model has a lot of the bells and whistles of the F-35 and similar.

              Too bad you will not be in Duluth to talk about it. I got to fly the C model sim last year. AMAZING.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bill Bridges View Post

                Back in my day all you needed to talk to the folks on the ground was a Fox-Mike and a Kentucky 28.

                Yea I know I'm old. ROFL
                The A model had UHF-AM, VHF-AM, and VHF-FM. The later to talk to the Army mainly.

                Those and a TACAN were the avionics.

                C model is MUCH more.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dave Siciliano View Post
                  That referenced an old contract that was completed. A new contract for more work is being considered.
                  https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018...udget-request/
                  Hmm, article says 281 operational.

                  But they built 716 of them. Where are the rest? Sounds like refit and upgrade to C and keep on trucking.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Terry Carraway View Post
                    Too bad you will not be in Duluth to talk about it.
                    Hi Terry,
                    Concur! Some of the finest folks a guy could ever know will be there.
                    Got’a get my house sold, then find/buy another house in my new preferred location.


                    I got to fly the C model sim last year. AMAZING.
                    Now that’d be a hoot! Does the sim model weaponry also?

                    Regards,
                    Tom Charlton
                    "The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Tom Charlton View Post
                      Hi Terry,
                      Concur! Some of the finest folks a guy could ever know will be there.
                      Got’a get my house sold, then find/buy another house in my new preferred location.



                      Now that’d be a hoot! Does the sim model weaponry also?

                      Regards,
                      Tom Charlton
                      You have to come join the gang to hear about it.

                      AMAZING sim.

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