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Old 02-17-2011, 09:31 PM   #41
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I love the A-10 as the tank buster. Nothing says help is on the way like 7,000 rounds a minute with uranium tipped to give the inside of a tank a nice firestorm.

I have to say I almost like the SR-71 Blackbird more. No other jet has as great a missle defense like the Blackbird-just speed up. I still wish they kept it going for recon ( give it much needed modern avionics)

Just something about going 2,100+ mph. Now that's a quick way to put a smile on your face
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Anyone know the name of the C-130's they retrofitted into flying gunships? I've seen them in air museums and they look badass. They have freaking howitzers on them!
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Anyone know the name of the C-130's they retrofitted into flying gunships? I've seen them in air museums and they look badass. They have freaking howitzers on them!
http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/man/...ack/ac130.html
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I'm glad there's more F4 enthusiasts. It's definitely my favorite. My dad worked on them while stationed at Kunsan Airbase during Vietnam. This is one of the photos he took.



Next year I'm going to try and get my dad and I to PhanCon.
Dude my dad worked on F-4s during 'Nam as well. He was stationed out of Ubon and Utopao.


The A-10 has always been my favorite plane of all time.
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that C-130 gunship (spooky) is just plain evil...WOULD NOT want to be on the recieving end of that
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Yeah, my dad got to fire the 7.62 miniguns out of the Spookys and Jolly Greens as "recreation" lol
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i kind of like the tomahawk's (f-16) and the raptor's (f-22)

i actually work at the usaf's weapons school.. its where the best of the best come to get trained
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I'm a big F-15 fan thing is awesome although the F-22 is superior.
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i kind of like the tomahawk's (f-16) and the raptor's (f-22)

i actually work at the usaf's weapons school.. its where the best of the best come to get trained
If their the best of the best... why do they need training?
Always thought that was the stupidest saying the air force had...

but yeah, c130 has been around for a long time. remember 03 in iraq every damn one of them I flew in was with the high rollers... guess where they were outta...lol
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took me awhile to find this thread. I too love the A10, and B1B, was initially a huge fan of the F-22, but not so much anymore, but how can you not love the f-18. We can all thank Top Gun for making the F-14 super badass as well
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