MIL The A-10 is pretty much the most badass military aircraft

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  1. Dwight Schrute

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-10_Thunderbolt_II

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    The "Warthog" is exceptionally hardy, to the point that some have likened it to an airborne tank. Its strong airframe can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles up to 23 mm.

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    The aircraft is designed to fly with one engine, one tail, one elevator and half a wing torn off.

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    The cockpit and parts of the flight-control system are protected by 900 lb (408.2 kg) of titanium armor, referred to as a "titanium bathtub". The tub has been tested to withstand multiple strikes from 20 mm cannon fire.

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    The A-10 can fly even after the loss of one side of the tail, 1/2 of a single wing, and one engine.

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    Although the A-10 can carry a considerable weight of disposable stores, its primary built-in weapon is the 30 mm GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling gun. One of the most powerful aircraft cannons ever flown, it fires large depleted uranium armor-piercing shells at a rate of about 4,200 rounds per minute (50 rounds per second during the first second, 70 rounds per second thereafter). The massive shells and high muzzle velocity allow the Thunderbolt II to destroy heavily armored main battle tanks with as few as six direct hits.

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    The fuselage of the plane is actually built around the gun.
     
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    ya i knew a bunch of the a-10 pilots. Including the first man to make an air to air kill with the avenger cannon! :bowdown:
     
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    old tech.
     
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    the gatling gun sounds sexy when fired
     
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    Yeah, the look pretty cool too.
     
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    that will still fuck up pretty much anything it feels like
     
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    ya, like a saturn V rocket
     
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    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    :eek3::eek3::eek3::eek3::eek3::bowdown:
     
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    who cares
     
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    It's badass looking
     
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    FrigginAnT Humanity is like a train wreck....its fun to watch

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    every time i see one flying over while im at work....I have to watch it and listen
     
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    :werd: I never understood why some people called it an ugly plane, it's by far the most badass-looking one. :bowdown:
     
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    but sr71 is prettier
     
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    frogfoot>*
     
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    haha im just kidding
     
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    Woah :eek3: Prolly against a heli or somethin? Warthog is so slow any enemy jet would just fly circles around it.

    Battle Creerk has a squadron of A-10's stationed there, i see them fly around pretty often in formation :bowdown:
     
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    fuck yeah that looks the goods ill take 2
     
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    old doesnt not equal bad
     
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    so does Willw Grove

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    A-10, SR-71, F-15, B-52 are all timeless designs that would fly forever in a perfect world.
     
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    oh come on, it's ugly-hot. Just like muscle car. It doesn't have the graceful lines of supersonic aircraft.

    It's cool looking, but there's a reason that Cobra drives them and GI-JOE has tomcats.
     
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    ya, A-10s have recorded 2 air to air kills, both iraqi choppas
     
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    You're thinking of the X-15, fastest ever airplane

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