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Aircraft Being Used in Fallujah
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Posted on 11/11/2004 12:25:56 PM PST by Michael Goldsberry

The U.S. aircraft being used this week in the air war against Fallujah:

_ 5 attack craft: F-18, F-16C, F-14, AV-8 Harrier and AC-130 Spectre gunship.

_ 7 unmanned spy planes: Shadow, Raven, Pioneer, Predator, Hunter, Gnat and Global Hawk.

_ 3 attack helicopters: Apache, Kiowa and Super Cobra.

_ 5 other: MC-130 (Special Forces C-130 used in leaflet drops over Fallujah), E/A6B Prowler (electronic warfare), EC-130 Compass Call (electronic warfare), Joint Stars (observation) and another observation plane.


TOPICS: War on Terror
KEYWORDS: fallujah; iraq
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To: maestro

The A10 Warthog was not used(so far) in the battle for Fallujah. The A10 though is my personal favorite.

41 posted on 11/11/2004 2:22:24 PM PST by afnamvet (Tuy Hoa AB RVN 68-69 Jet Noise...The Sound of Freedom!)
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To: Leapfrog

It's the Fairwell Fallujah and Operation Phantom Fury Air Show!!!

Staring: F-18, F-16C, F-14, AV-8 Harrier and AC-130 Spectre gunship Ground Attack Demonstrations.

Co-Staring Apache, Kiowa and Super Cobra Live Fire Competitions. Unmanned spy planes: Shadow, Raven, Pioneer, Predator, Hunter, Gnat and Global Hawk all in a RealTime Haji Targeting & BDA competition.

With Guest Appearances by:
Psyops- MC-130 (Special Forces C-130 used in leaflet drops over Fallujah)

And the Electronic Armada of E/A6B Prowler (electronic warfare), EC-130 Compass Call (electronic warfare), Joint Stars (observation) and another observation planes keeping Haji Blind, Deaf and Dumb.

42 posted on 11/11/2004 2:28:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: afnamvet
Yup.......

Nukes are very good too.

/sarcasm

(btw,.....great picture!)

43 posted on 11/11/2004 2:29:15 PM PST by maestro
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To: K4Harty
We had the same experience at my work too. I streamed the video for some ex-servicemen and they absolutely loved it.

There is also a video of an Apache wasting some human scum in Islam-o-land.

Grab your buddies and check this one out

44 posted on 11/11/2004 2:37:07 PM PST by lormand (Dead People Vote DemocRAT)
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To: XBob
their themesong was "Ghost Rider's in the Sky"

Oh man!! That was one of my Daddy's favorite songs!!! I loved to hear him sing it!

45 posted on 11/11/2004 2:39:59 PM PST by SuziQ (Bush in 2004-Because we are Americans!!!!)
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To: K4Harty
Unfortunately, no ragheads are killed in this one, but it demonstrates Ratheon technology...

Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon

46 posted on 11/11/2004 2:42:08 PM PST by lormand (Dead People Vote DemocRAT)
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To: Leapfrog
I like this one.



The caption says,
"We made it beautiful, because it's the last thing some people ever see."

47 posted on 11/11/2004 2:54:04 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: lormand

You got all the cool BSU videos. I love em all.

Keep posting them.


48 posted on 11/11/2004 2:55:51 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I got political capital and I intend to spend it!)
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To: Leapfrog; blackie; concordKIWI
,,, post your pin-ups.


49 posted on 11/11/2004 2:57:00 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: lormand
Unfortunately, no ragheads are killed in this one, but it demonstrates Ratheon technology... Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon

Actually Texas Instruments Technology. The TI Defense group was bought out by Raytheon after the Javelin work was mostly complete. I knew several folks who worked on the design of the Javelin. Many of them also worked on the Bunker Buster laser guided bomb designed during the first Gulf War, as well as the modified version for carriage by the F-117. (TI also built the IR set for the F-117) I worked for TI during the buyout (and about 20 years before), but then RatCo laid me off.

You wouldn't happen to know where that test took place, would you?

50 posted on 11/11/2004 3:12:12 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: Leapfrog
Is that all?
51 posted on 11/11/2004 3:13:35 PM PST by unspun (unspun.info | Did U work your precinct, churchmembers, etc. for good votes?)
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To: Leapfrog
This could become a great picture thread.

GREAT!
nice addition to the freerepublic.com "gun-porn" threads!

(I'm not joking! I love "appropriating" some of the great gun/aviation images
that get posted!)
52 posted on 11/11/2004 3:20:49 PM PST by VOA
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To: lormand
Inside the AC-130

Load-em up, move-em out, raw hide!


"Hell's comin'."

From the audio of an interview with a US soldier (or Marine?) on the
eve of the present attack on Fallujah.
53 posted on 11/11/2004 3:23:00 PM PST by VOA
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To: UCANSEE2
Now this...
is what we call revenge. We use model airplanes to find terrorists hiding in
Fallujah and call down strikes from the air, the sea, the land, with precision hits.


I remember NOVA (on the otherwise crappy PBS) doing a good show that included
a segment on this useful little craft.

I couldn't help but think about the future...inexpensive, numerous
little spider-like, heat-seeking robots that will go into terrorists' rat-nests.
With just a few loaded with a couple ounces of C4.

I'm a nice guy, but the thought of bin Laden or Al-Zarquwi feverishly blasting
away at a small army of spider-bots and then having one crawl up between his legs...
and an audio chip counting off a detonation sequence...
...PRICELESS...
54 posted on 11/11/2004 3:29:37 PM PST by VOA
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To: shaggy eel

Wow ~ great thread!!


55 posted on 11/11/2004 4:33:31 PM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: El Gato
No, I don't know where the test was done. I was turned on to the video a while back by a coworker who had a soft copy.

For this thread, I just did a google search and found it, like the other videos I have linked.

I sure wish I could work on something as sexy as high tech weapons.

56 posted on 11/12/2004 6:26:43 AM PST by lormand (Dead People Vote DemocRAT)
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To: lormand
I sure wish I could work on something as sexy as high tech weapons.

I don't know about the sexy part (but yeh sort of) but I can tell you that it's extremely satisfying when you get to see your efforts bear fruit against the enemies of the United States. My latest efforts have been in simulation systems for training, both operational and maintenance. In the case of my biggest effort in that regard, I got to watch the trainees actually using the system, twice in fact. In the second instance the training wasn't simulated, as the system interfaces to real sensors as well and the training is then "live" not simulated. Some of the trainees tend to get a bit excited. :)

57 posted on 11/12/2004 3:21:19 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: lormand
Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon

My favorite line from that was "Did you see how high the turrent went?" I had to go back and look at the "long" view again. It did indeed get up pretty high, and there wasn't much left of the hull either.

58 posted on 11/12/2004 3:24:34 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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To: Leapfrog

BTTT


59 posted on 11/12/2004 3:24:44 PM PST by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: El Gato

Yeah, I love that video. Those contractors in that video are having a blast. I do software QA work for telecoms and such. My biggest thrill is getting dial tone, but these guys get to blow up stuff.


60 posted on 11/12/2004 6:38:49 PM PST by lormand (Dead People Vote DemocRAT)
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