Dukie - Jalopnik Emergency Management Asshole
Dukie
2/8/17
1:30 PM
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Just so you don’t think I’m pulling shit out of my ass, Jeb, in my two trips to Afghanistan working the Hog, we shot a Mav exactly ONCE. Flying a standard config of Mavs, 1 targeting pod, 7x 2.75" rockets (HE or WP), and Mk. 82s (500lb air & ground burst), gun runs happened 90% of the time without any other munitions

2/8/17
1:12 PM
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The Snow Camo pic you have is actually a model. 80-221 was the Snow Camo airframe, there were two “JAWS” airframes from Nellis (the polka dot ones), and the Desert Hog out of Barksdale. Those are the odd-ball paint schemes that I’m aware of.

2/8/17
11:41 AM
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Kosovo is/was a totally different AOR as well as enemy than Afghanistan. Flying against APCs/Tanks, yeah, Mavs are going to be employed more often. Flying against Haji in a Hilux, doesn’t require a Mav.

The Hog doesn’t have the power to fly gun runs loaded?! I’ll take some of that crack you’re smoking.

On second though,

2/8/17
10:02 AM
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During the first test firing of the Avenger, the test A-10 did have a dual engine flame out. To combat that, the igniters on the motors fire whenever the trigger is pulled. There was also a change in the type of gunpowder used in the rounds.

2/2/17
9:46 AM
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On paper, yeah, you’re right, they’re the same. In reality, Specialist Snowflake protesting in a pussy hat will catch more shit than some SEAL Lt. rolling a HMMWV with a Trump flag swinging from the whip.

2/2/17
8:59 AM
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You clearly don’t understand how shit works in SOF units. I’d be rather surprised if they get anything other than a stern talking to. MAYBE a Captain’s Mast with suspended busts, but I doubt that.