The A-10 is a bad plane. Prove me wrong.

The A-10 is a bad plane. Prove me wrong.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All American weapons are overengineered trash.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >They're so good they're bad!

      https://i.imgur.com/OTJh9HX.jpeg

      The A-10 is a bad plane. Prove me wrong.

      It's not ideal for its intended role in current year, but it's still capable of doing its job in the US military, and doing it exceptionally well, by virtue of the US air supremacy doctrine.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but you could buy 1,000,000,000 paper planes for the cost of an f22, check mate west

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good plane, bad doctrine.
        I'm a full blown A-10 hater but for what it is, it's an excellent design.

        The problem with the A-10 is that air superiority/supremacy are basically not the issue anymore. The A-10 is so behind the curve, the main threat is the ground.

        [...]
        I wouldn't never say the A-10 is outdated. In its designed role, which is attacking armored formations, it does that exceptionally well (see: Desert Storm). There still isn't anything on the battlefield that can withstand 30mm from above.

        The problem is that the US engaging armored formations will *probably* never happen within the service life of the airframes. As a weapon it's not outdated, but the role in which it excels at is likely to never present itself again in the near future.

        >In its designed role, which is attacking armored formations
        The designed role was being the A-1 Skyraider in an environment where the AA threat to beat is 14.5mm guns. 23mm are present but less numerous so only the titanium bathtub and certain plates are rated for 23mm.
        Attacking armored formations and bunkers was a scope creep tacked on halfway through the program.
        >it does that exceptionally well (see: Desert Storm)
        The actual scenario people mention was the Soviets barreling through the Fulda Gap, which would give A-10 pilots about two weeks to live. They'd be estimated to be all shot down by the time reinforcements got across the Atlantic.
        In Desert Storm the Iraqi Republican Guard was motivated and equipped to shoot back, so the A-10 was pulled off them and sent to attack Iraqi Army units.
        >As a weapon it's not outdated
        The A-10 got a second lease on life by taking part in the GWOT where basically no threats could bring it down. It is outdated because it can't do it's job in actual war.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's why they stop shit outta Slavic shit

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was a great jet for its era and for COIN but it has run its course.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We need a drone that can mount the GAU-8

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nah, I fricking hate the A-10
    Fricking shits get killed by SHORAD any time I deploy it in WARNO because it's so fricking slow
    What's even the fricking point?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SHORAD is so fricking shit in WARNO that it usually doesn't even have time to engage jets before they're out of the AO, that's how fricking slow the A-10 is.
      Sub-500 MPH compared to 1300 MPH

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >SHORAD is fricking shit in WARNO
        skill issue, simply get better RNG

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The extinction of guns has been a disaster for humanity

    >you don't need a battleship with big guns, a destroyer with missiles is better
    >you don't need a 600mm railroad gun, a missile truck is better
    >you don't need a gatling gun on your airplane, guided missiles are better
    >you don't need an MBT with a big turret gun, HEAT warheads are better

    Absolutely soulless frick you

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Missiles aren't soul
      You're wrong.
      You're also wrong for thinking "soul" is even a thing, at least the way you mean it.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not naming the file Missoul.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Eat shit

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Let me guess, you need more?

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the A-10 is an excellent plane, in the sense that it's the best low-speed gun attack aircraft which ever could be designed

    unfortunately that was an evolutionary dead end as far back as 1990

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT
    BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe, but it's a pretty good attack helicopter

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Underrated post

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe, but it's a pretty good attack helicopter

        The A-10's mission profile really is closer to the Apache's than it is any fixed-wing aircraft huh?

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you have SEAD, then A-10 can FEED.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had thought we finally ran off all of the a-10 gays.
    It is a slow moving target in an age of very fast moving hand held surface to air missiles and radar guided guns.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's like one of those prehistoric 8 foot long scorpions. Inherently awesome, but a creature of a different era. Just like they wouldn't even be able to breathe our air, it can no longer survive the airspace of any modern battlefield.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can you show us on the doll where the evil A-10 touched you?

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good plane but an outdated concept.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Decent plane for its day, but useless today.

      I wouldn't never say the A-10 is outdated. In its designed role, which is attacking armored formations, it does that exceptionally well (see: Desert Storm). There still isn't anything on the battlefield that can withstand 30mm from above.

      The problem is that the US engaging armored formations will *probably* never happen within the service life of the airframes. As a weapon it's not outdated, but the role in which it excels at is likely to never present itself again in the near future.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The only thing A-10 was good for during the desert storm is friendly fire. F-111 had more tank kills than A-10

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Decent plane for its day, but useless today.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s like the B-52 and other planes in the United States’ arsenal. It kicks ass when we have air superiority.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its'not just bad it is the worst:

    >two frickhuge engines in the back
    >cannot fly past mach 1
    >flight ceiling of less than 60k ft
    >underpowered 30 mm cannon that sounds like fart (stukas had 40 mm...)
    >moronic square wings instead of glorious delta design
    >no laser weapons
    >low endurance of less than 8 hrs on station

    Should have just scrap them and send those to Ukraine.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      anon, 8 hours is a very long loiter time for any aircraft, let alone an attacker.
      Stukas had - at most - 37mm guns, and extremely inefficient at that.
      Going past 1.0M is also not very useful in this role.
      60k ft is also an extremely good ceiling for an attacker, albeit one that will never be used.
      Square wings are more aerodynamically efficient at almost all speeds except the transonic and supersonic regime, while delta wings - while kino and good for pulling AoA out your ass - are not known for forgiving low-speed handling.
      Laser guided weapons have been standard fit for A-10s for over 30 years. Laser weapons are a meme.

      I have no idea if he's serious or taking the piss tbh. Still an anachronism in plane form.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bad to the bone!

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Prove me wrong.
    Negative, butterface. The onus is on the claimant to prove their point.

    Have some recent A-10 action near me.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's great as long your target can't shoot back
    Would work for border control

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It isn't even that good at that due to the lack of a second person in the wienerpit to handle weapons, spotting etc and the subpar/nonexistent sensors on earlier variants. There's a reason why govs are ordering militarized cropdusters over using something like the A10.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine if Ukraine had A-10s in the first days of the invasion
    considering that the Russians didn't mamage to shoot down TB-2s during those days, imagine the havoc some A-10s could've wrecked on the columns
    vgh..

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP is a gay
    prove me wrong

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It flies for many hours with few incidents. Therefore it is a good enough plane. Perhaps not a good weapon, however.

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