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Default Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

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lets see, you lose contact with an aircraft and to goes off the radar then you send SAR to look for it and the same thing happens to it ?

Either Romania has a Bermuda triangle we've never heard of or the worst luck ever or something fishy is going on
Unless strayed over the border...fishy sounds more like it.
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Fallout Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

Having had a "minor" spare parts issue before the war, this appears to have been resolved. It's apparently understood that most of the 20 planes noted below and elsewhere were Mig-29 jets that unavailable at the start of the war. These parts are also maintaining flight ops for the rest.

I would imagine you would you need only to look West and just across the border to figure who the "key supplier" is.
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Fallout Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

I'm starting to see this "traffic" picking up on the web. Apparently, they got shipped into the Ukraine on the 26th.

Nothing new with this "concept" that's what Russia does with the Indian T-90S, they ship the components and India puts them
together. Last time I checked 80% of those parts come in from Russia.

If those Su-25 jets did come from Bulgaria, the eight that were upgraded will match or be slightly better than their Russian counterparts.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...29s/ar-AAWo27F
https://www.novinite.com/articles/21...a+send+them%3F


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Fallout Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

A little something that was at times "beaten into our heads" lest we forget that we "Train as you fight, fight as you train" a little diversion and something you don't really hear about. This is why we built the Interstate Road System back in the 1950's it wasn't just to move the Army or us.

Next you find yourself moving slowly through an Interstate construction area note how deep that rebar and concrete layer is.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/su...out&li=BBnbfcL
(Put the "hand" over MSgt. Scott Thompsons "banner" in the lower right to see how far that A-10 came the exercise last year.)
https://americanmilitarynews.com/202...y-in-michigan/
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zon...erican-highway


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Gotta love the A-10.........



...how could I resist.......

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Fallout Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

Let's see now, yes, a squadron of A-10's is touring in Europe to commemorate D-Day celebrations throughout. When unexpectantly a war breaks out.

It's our only A-10 SQD. in Europe and we need them at the front ASAP!

No time to repaint them, only to load them out to blunt an armored assault.

For PR and Psy. Op purposes DOD decides to keep them in their D-Day paint scheme until the end of hostilities.

That's my "cover story" and I'm sticking to it!?!

Looks really good!! Good to know our ground troops will have their support as it looks now until 2035.

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Fallout Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

I must say that I found the following a very interesting read. Though some of what is discussed was underway, thanks to Russia, they've increased GDP spending on defense (Doubled it.) to meet the potential current threat.

If you read this fully, you'll discover "the straw that broke the camel's back" that caused Sweden to join NATO.

I'll need to re-access the GRIPEN E, I knew it was a completely new airframe so it could accommodate the AESA air/ground radar systems along with a new EW suite as well.

What I just found out was the EW suite was more robust than I thought and also it can carry a much heavier weapons payload as well.

So that's what I got from it and more.

What anyone else gets from it, well that's kind've like " Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" I guess it could come down to your eyesight.
https://www.edrmagazine.eu/swedish-a...-the-way-ahead


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Fallout Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

Why we love it, why it's so lethal, understanding it's 30mm DU round and what makes it so deadly and how it uses the tank armor against itself and what it does inside the tank (This "principal" would pretty much give you fair idea how much worse the affects would with a DU tank round. ).

I also found the video rounds things out nicely.

Finally, I found this very useful in game terms as well as quoted from the ref.

"The Air Force's Air Combat Command said that it is still using armor-piercing incendiary rounds, albeit in smaller quantities than it used to. Alexi Worley, a spokesperson for Air Combat Command, said the service is beginning to field belts of 30mm ammunition that feature a mix of two armor-piercing incendiary rounds for every one high-explosive incendiary round. That ratio is a little lower than the old ratio of five API to everyone HEI, "which has expired and was removed from the Air Force active inventory," Worley explained. But the new rounds will not be used in training, she said, as they are primarily for combat as part of the military's war reserve materiel."

This article was written yesterday which tells me if the USAF is just beginning to field the 2:1 ratio belts of ammo that the previous 5:1 ratio belts of ammo are most likely in the last year "of service" so DEC 2022.

We might need to reconsider how our in-game A-10 are setup based on the above from the USAF the ammo ratio issue if there's a discrepancy between the two.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-...c140200524feab

I feel also especially as compared to the Russian OOB with their Su-25SM UNIT 957/Su-30/34/35 ground attack units (Most or all.) at TI/GSR 40 that we can do better than 1 A-10 UNIT 871 @ TI/GSR 40.

This had been a very old "*****" of mine since the first LITENING ER was fielded in 2001 followed by the LITENING AT in 2003 not long before I showed up here. It doesn't use up a weapons hard point as it's normally mounted to the fuselage in more recent times. The last ref discusses it use on the A-10 back in 2003.
https://www.globenewswire.com/news-r...-Aircraft.html
https://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-She...nce-targeting/
http://www.sponauer.com/a-10litening/
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...4&&FORM=VDRVRV
(NOTE: 1. TEST EVALUATION DATES OF EACH SEGMENT (2000+) 2. ALTITUDE and RANGES "FLASH" at the BOTTOM of the SCREEN.)


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Fallout Re: Jets & Planes but no UAV's here.

The A-10 will not be replaced by any prop driven aircraft now. The USAF since the early 2000's had been seeking a lighter prop driven light attack aircraft to provide CAS, Recon and other support and now it looks like the current program is dead in trying to take over the roles that the A-10 was responsible for.

As the article clearly states, NONE of these aircraft were operational in the USAF or SOCOM.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ai...ce58a3#image=4


That'd be like having a paper airplane replace an expensive RC one!

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Always like the look and capability of the A-10 for the same reason I like the look and capability of the Heinkel He 219
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