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    A-10C in Operation Inherent Resolve.
    Dat gunpowder paintjob looks sexy!

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    I see more pictures recently (again) of A-10s carrying 500 pounders on the outer most pylon. I know our OI, which forbids that, is based on real world input. I wonder what the considerations are, then and now.

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    "Jackal 01, flight of 5, checking in..."

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    “Rules are made for people who aren't willing to make up their own. " - Chuck Yeager

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    Getting to fly the A-10C simulator here at Moody tomorrow. For today here are some pictures from hot pits...






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    I only get the thumb nails to show up..

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    Some pics i gathered from reddit today:

    1- JTACs in the NTTR receiving a show of Force.
    2- DEFCON 1.
    3- B1 hates water vapour.

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    Very interesting loadout, GBU-12s mounted on TERs, GBU-54 LJDAMs, Hydra Rockets (APKWS I believe), AGM-65D, AGM-65E



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    Just a techicality, but the laser Mav is likely an AGM-65L vice an E, assuming the picture is recent. OIR has seen some interesting A-10 SCLs.

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    L is the Air Force version if I remember correctly? and E is used by the Navy and USMC, either way, judging by its seeker, it has to be a LMAV. Thanks Noodle.

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    According to the article, this is the first time an A-10C uses a GBU-31V(3) in combat. GBU-31V(3) unlike the V(1) is based on BLU-109, which is a penetrator warhead, it also uses a different guidance (KMU-557/B). Standard GBU-31 is based on Mk-84.

    I honestly love it.



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