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Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: 2-Ton] #1217842
Fri May 19 2017 12:16 PM
Fri May 19 2017 12:16 PM
Hambone  Offline
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Roar and A-10 in same sentence does not get you a passing grade. I think the wings going through the air produces more dbs then the motors. Might also say that the pilot's cackling from inside the cockpit likely produced the first evidence of the approaching flight.
While I am on the line - where is the talk of the A-6E, Intruder. Named appropriately and one of the mightiest steeds in the sky. Have we all forgotten of that majestic beast, and of the brave airmen who flew and maintained them?


HB

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Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: 2-Ton] #1217849
Fri May 19 2017 01:50 PM
Fri May 19 2017 01:50 PM
2-Ton  Offline OP
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Thanks for the correction Doug and you are right, it was more of a wind sound than a roar.
Did not hear much of the engines even as they sped away.
As you can probably tell, I was never in the military.
So my knowledge is very limited.

Hats off to those that are serving and have served, to protect and defend this great country.

Going to look up and learn about the A-6E now.
Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
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'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'48 1-1/2-ton flatbed
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'54 Plymouth Belvedere
'76 TR-6
'82 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.

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Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: 2-Ton] #1217874
Fri May 19 2017 05:34 PM
Fri May 19 2017 05:34 PM
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The A6 Intruder was our primary attack platform on that same previously named med cruise. A couple squadrons of A7's made up our light attack aircraft.
I heard that a fully loaded A6 carried the same poundage of bombs as the old B17 did in WWII.

The Marines are still flying the EA6B which is the electronic counter measure attack varient but they are getting phased out with the EA-18 Growler. The EA6B carried 4 crewmen.

When we did flight Ops, my Tugs with their rear mounted GTC105's would start them all up (except the Harriers). The GTC105's had 2 settings for the compressed air used to start the aircraft, the low setting for all the attack aircraft (A6's, A7's and A4's and the high setting for the F4's. You did not want to confuse settings.....

re. Warthogs, they just can't kill that aircraft off....

Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: Volfandt] #1218249
Mon May 22 2017 04:49 PM
Mon May 22 2017 04:49 PM
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f18delta  Offline
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Moore, OK
Originally Posted By Volfandt
The EA6B carried 4 crewmen.


And carrying around 4 liquid oxygen bottles per plane is a pain in the rump. Not to mention getting sprayed with it. Instant burning feeling on any exposed skin. Does really well as a stand in for carbonite freezing tests when carbonite was only available for Star Wars. After freezing a couple of lizards, you learn not to drop them afterwards. They tend to shatter into tiny pieces that you can't glue back together.

Did you ever see or hear of anyone having to clear those communication tubes in those A6's? I knew better wink

Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: 2-Ton] #1218255
Mon May 22 2017 06:11 PM
Mon May 22 2017 06:11 PM
Hambone  Offline
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Comm tubes-yes i am familiar. Also know where to look for the bowling alley on the carrier. Cruel.


HB

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Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: 2-Ton] #1218286
Mon May 22 2017 11:03 PM
Mon May 22 2017 11:03 PM
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Hotrod Lincoln  Online
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Crew chief's revenge- - - - -stuff a rag about a foot down that tube!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: 2-Ton] #1221697
Sat Jun 17 2017 02:54 AM
Sat Jun 17 2017 02:54 AM
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Got this off a lake forum.
Hope the link works and I did not see this or know who took the Vid.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lakeoftheozarksboaters/permalink/1794287640584889/

Very impressive!
Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'48 1-1/2-ton flatbed
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'54 Plymouth Belvedere
'76 TR-6
'82 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.

Pix on Photobucket
Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: 2-Ton] #1243583
Thu Nov 16 2017 11:41 PM
Thu Nov 16 2017 11:41 PM
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Sedgewick  Online
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Victoria BC
The A-10s were designed as low level combat aircraft and tank busters especially with that Gatling gun in the nose. Look closely at the front end of an A-10 and you will see the nose wheel is offset because of the gun. It was the only military plane designed around a gun.
Because of their low level manoeuverability the forestry people were considering using them as water bombers. I mean if they can use 747s and DC10s why not an old A-10?

http://fireaviation.com/2014/09/25/a-10-warthog-proposed-again-as-an-air-tanker/

Last edited by Sedgewick; Thu Nov 16 2017 11:43 PM.

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Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: 2-Ton] #1244132
Tue Nov 21 2017 12:47 PM
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i never got to be around any a-10's even though my squadron went to them after i left.. i was with the 23rd tfw.. and was also tdy at korat in 71-73 with a7d's from myrtle beach


if you cant run with the big dogs...then stay on the porch

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Re: A-10 Warthog [Re: 2-Ton] #1244353
Thu Nov 23 2017 04:19 AM
Thu Nov 23 2017 04:19 AM
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Dellrose, TN
I was at Korat in 75 when they shut the place down and sent us all to Clark- - - - -with less than one week's notice! Talk about a panic downtown!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
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