mjhall at alaskarcs.com
Mon Apr 25 21:52:39 AKDT 2016
It’s an Air Force ailment. They want the next shinny toy and ignore the usefulness of the one they already have. I wasn’t a grunt in Viet Nam but “suffered” more than a few rocket and mortar attacks. Sleep some nights only came because Puff (AC-47), Spectra (AC-130), or Shadow (AC-119) prowled. Oddly, their mini-guns sounded strangely like the A-10’s big gun. Not the same, but you can tell their related….
Taken from a article about the Shadow, but could be any of them from my era, or the A-10….
“With the advantage of hindsight, however, it can be argued that the truest testimony of the AC-119s' worth is not measured on engine performance charts, The most obvious sign of success was when a GI on the ground, about to be overrun by VC troops, told the FAC pilot "F#@%! the F-4s - Get me a Shadow!”
From: AlaskaRC [mailto:alaskarc-bounces at lists.alaskarc.org] On Behalf Of Dirk & Alison via AlaskaRC
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 9:42 PM
To: 'Steven Lingle'; 'ARCS mailing list'
Subject: Re: [AlaskaRC] A-10
I agree retiring this amazing plane is a mistake even though it’s getting on in years. In spite of the end of the cold war, the Russia issue is still not settled and is now heating up again – remember the original mission for these planes. I think right now they are halfway into a wing replacement program.
Are you sure it is a done deal? I think I heard some senators are trying to block the retirement and one airforce general said this past November that the retirement might be delayed for several years.
From: AlaskaRC [mailto:alaskarc-bounces at lists.alaskarc.org] On Behalf Of Steven Lingle via AlaskaRC
Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 6:36 PM
To: ARCS <AlaskaRC at lists.alaskarc.org>
Subject: [AlaskaRC] A-10
Good, real world video of the role the A-10 plays.
The pending retirement of the A-10, yet another monumental blunder from this administration.
Subject: Watch before it is gone...
A-10 Video They Don't Want You To See <http://video.beforeitsnews.com/a-10-video-they-dont-want-you-to-see_e73768852.html>
A-10 Video They Don't Want You To See
The Awesome A-10 Video the Air Force Doesn’t Want You to See - http://buff.ly/1NO0O02...
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