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A-10 Gets Wing Shot Off But BADASS Pilot Figured Something Out

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    Enjoyed the video. The pilot is my brother in law and he is now a 2 star General. I remember watching CNN the day it happened and saw him at the base after he landed. The plane is now at Wright Patterson AF Base in the museum at Dayton.
     
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    PasoRoblesJimmy Rocket Scientist

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    I've heard continuous buzz of those rotary cannons firing live ammo on the gunnery ranges at Eglin Air Force Base, FL. They are LOUD.
     
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    This awesome slow flying, low flying tank killer should be made to repair easier and quicker like zippers and ty wraps. There meant to be shot up so make them LEGO easy to repair.
     
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    Listen to them fire on you tube, I love it when they engage I get wood.
     
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    The gattling gun is the plant totally. Everything is offset around it. Cool. My co worker was an A10 mechanic on the flight line. There’s a base in mass where the supply planes fly out from. I was on the highway near there and spotted an f15 doing maneuvers the plane is amazing. Of course the jet engines were built on my machines. The service rejected me twice but I did my part at home.
     
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    I grew up on an Air Force base so I always wanted to know about any thing with wings and some not. My dream was to fly every thing, but with eyes going south had to settle with flying a bunch of Piper Cubs. I know of at least two generals that wanted at least 30 new A-10s. Yes they are very impressive from my point of view, but they are quite versatile. They often carried one of two loads one to penetrate armor plate 1 1/2'' thick or their more universal loads that can destroy buildings. They really can not fly mach 1, but less. A full load of rounds will be about 45 seconds worth but with rapid fire they can get a lot done. Compared to almost any other aircraft they were very cheap. One were originally built for 2 or 3 million. Compared to a modern fighter that often reaches hundreds of millions. Thanks
     
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