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The A-10 Warthog Just Got A Little More Badass
BI ^ | 6-16-2016 | Sarah Sicard

Posted on 06/16/2016 1:44:53 PM PDT by blam

Sarah Sicard
June 16, 2016

Since the A-10 Warthog, recently seemingly destined for the scrap yard, is now engaging enemy Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Taliban forces in Afghanistan in the form of a new weapon with a badass name - the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System.

Manufactured by BAE Systems, the APKWS is equipped with laser-guided rockets, giving A-10 aircraft in Afghanistan a "deep magazine of high-precision weapons," according to Popular Mechanics.

One of the biggest advantages to using this system is the minimal collateral damage left when fired, which is a result of its tiny warhead.

In addition, it's lighter - which means that the A-10 can carry 38 of these, instead of the two 500-pound bombs it carried before.

According to a statement from BAE, the new kit transforms a standard unguided munition into a precision laser-guided rocket.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: a10; airforce; airplanes; aviation; war; warthog
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1 posted on 06/16/2016 1:44:53 PM PDT by blam
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Truly badass! Long live the Warthog!


2 posted on 06/16/2016 1:48:07 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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3 posted on 06/16/2016 1:48:17 PM PDT by blam (Jeff Sessions For President)
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I was hoping for a keg of bacon grease to spray over the belt feeding mechanism of 30mm rounds....Black Jack Pershing type of terror against the Muj.


4 posted on 06/16/2016 1:48:37 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!)
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Nice


5 posted on 06/16/2016 1:48:49 PM PDT by Ketill Frostbeard
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A-10 kudos


6 posted on 06/16/2016 1:48:57 PM PDT by stanne
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“...the minimal collateral damage left when fired...”

Collateral damage is what convinces the rest of them not to screw with other people in the future.


7 posted on 06/16/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT by PLMerite (Compromise is Surrender: The Revolution...will not be kind.)
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which means that the A-10 can carry 38 of these...

Oh hell yes. Because the Warthog was starting to look a little wimpy there...

8 posted on 06/16/2016 1:50:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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2 bombs? If this author thinks that previously the A-10 only could carry 2 bombs then they are an idiot.


9 posted on 06/16/2016 1:50:18 PM PDT by TalonDJ
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I did some quality Air Force time around these birds. My most dominate remembrance of them is this:

BURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRP!!


10 posted on 06/16/2016 1:50:31 PM PDT by patriotUSA (Thank you Jesus.)
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How lovely to have this be the 1st thing I see on FR today! Thanks or posting it!


11 posted on 06/16/2016 1:50:52 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (I believe it! He's alive! Sweet Jesus!)
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There’s a whole world of hurt behind that tanker.


12 posted on 06/16/2016 1:50:54 PM PDT by PLMerite (Compromise is Surrender: The Revolution...will not be kind.)
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Reducing collateral damage is sometimes an undesirable feature.


13 posted on 06/16/2016 1:51:42 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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Collateral damage is what convinces the rest of them not to screw with other people in the future.

That's a keeper. Today's winner!
14 posted on 06/16/2016 1:51:44 PM PDT by akalinin (www.sterlingheightsreport.com)
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To: blam

The article doesn’t say, but How Many are we Giving to Syria to quell the Right Wing Christian Extremists??


15 posted on 06/16/2016 1:51:55 PM PDT by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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To: patriotUSA

I think that is what happens when one designs a flying gun disguised as an airplane.


16 posted on 06/16/2016 1:55:32 PM PDT by Paladin2 (auto spelchk? BWAhahahaaa.....)
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To: patriotUSA

The long bull fart was usually the echo of the initial high pitched growl. The bird makes a statement, more of an announcement really. It speaks a unique language that needs no translation in any part of this planet. And, there is no place to hide from it unless you can dig a hole deep enough fast enough.

It’s my favorite since I was a kid and got to watch them practice on a live fire range from the scoring tower at Camp Atterbury.


17 posted on 06/16/2016 1:56:47 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (You couldn't pay me enough to be famous for being stupid!)
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Darn straight! Awesome idea. It worked for him in the Philippines, it would work now.


18 posted on 06/16/2016 2:00:12 PM PDT by thatdewd (I'm tired of watching stupid people do stupid things stupidly.)
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Like puppies lining up for mama’s teat.


19 posted on 06/16/2016 2:00:35 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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The A-10, the result of a back of the napkin sketch intended to be a winner. Today the design goal is to make cronies rich.


20 posted on 06/16/2016 2:01:43 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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