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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowebar View Post
    Good Vid Tex, thanks. I noticed that the aircraft has speed brakes 40% deployed (as per the DCS Manual) until touchdown, at which point they fully deploy. As this happens as soon as the wheels touch the ground it leads to the question, is this automatic in the real jet?
    No, not in the A-10.

    Most transport aircraft have auto-spoilers which, when armed, automatically extend the spoilers/speedbrakes/lift-dumpers upon main landing gear strut compression during landing. However, such systems are not generally used on fighter type aircraft.

    I'd be curious if there are any exceptions to the rule. The Tornado and Viggen might be candidates for such a thing, given their unique design features. But I know next to nothing about those two types.

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    Interesting article discussing future A-10 replacement aircraft. Unfortunately no picture of the A-10 2.0 option...

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...ial-successors
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    Air Force gives new life to the A-10 Warthog

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