Monday, October 01, 2012

Plane Pr0n & Ramirez

From the Usual USAF Source...

Air Frame: A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft assigned to Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., sit on the ramp at Westover ARB, Mass. The A-10s stopped off at Westover, home of Air Force Reserve Command's 439th Airlift Wing, en route to Southwest Asia, according to Westover officials. (Air Force photo by SrA. Kelly Galloway posted on Sept. 28, 2012) (Click on image above to reach larger version.)

That's a big gaggle o' nastiness right there... the stuff o' Taliban nightmares.

Ramirez:


"Clear Red Lines," indeed.

12 comments:

  1. Ah, man... did I ever miss some opportunities last week at North Island.
    C'est la guerre.

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    1. Mostly F-18s, I'd wager...

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    2. Those, a bunch different helicopters, E-2C Hawkeyes, a C-2 Greyhound, EA-6B Prowlers, C-130s, and what looked like an Air Force C-17. Thursday, when we were strolling the waterfront, we saw a couple or three MV-22 Ospreys. It was quiet the day we were there because it was Saturday.
      What would have been really cool would have been to have the camera at the ready when we were driving past the airport while a Southwest 737 was landing. There's nothing quite like watching a plane land at Lindbergh Field... unless it's being on a plane landing at Lindbergh Field.

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    3. You DID miss an opportunity!

      ...unless it's being on a plane landing at Lindbergh Field.

      I had a window seat the first time I flew in there and I SERIOUSLY thought we were landing on the freeway... and NOT on purpose. The only other airport I've ever flown into that was scarier was Kai Tak.

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  2. That's a whole lotta whup-ass right there. Showed it to The Oracle - he sighed. A-10s are his fave. And knowing they are in flyover range of our house....I'm waiting for the thunder to roll.

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    1. Not to rain on yer parade, Kris... but if you haven't seen them by now they're prolly gone. Those layovers are usually 24 hrs long at the most.

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  3. Love the A-10. She's pretty in a way only a mother (or a guy needing air support) could love. But she kicks ass. Big Time!

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    1. I rather like their lines, Sarge, but it's not for nothing they're called Warthogs.

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  4. Blue skies and blue planes make for a pretty picture.

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  5. I did Westover on the way to the Gulf war. They treated us special, with heaping trays of food at the chow hall, and big boxes of fruit that they told everyone to fill their pockets with. I had enough peaches and pears to stay regular for months, after eating them all in the C-5 on the way to Madrid (I have no pace).

    During the air war part of Kuwait, one A-10 got hit by AAA, and he had to eject. Sadly, he landed right in the laps of the owners of all the tanks he was killing. They lost two others a couple days earlier.

    Heard him on "guard" saying something like "aww shit boys I'm toast, they got me" as he descended in his chute He was whisked away to Iraq luckily and not just beat to death in-place.

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    1. He was whisked away to Iraq luckily and not just beat to death in-place.

      THAT is amazing. The Iraqi army under Saddam wasn't exactly famous for its benevolence. Thanks for dropping by, Trooper.

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