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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 4:13 p.m. PST

…upgraded by the Air Force.

"In another positive sign for the beloved A-10, Air Force maintainers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona have outfitted the Warthog with an upgrade for combat search and rescue missions, or CSAR.

Dubbed the lightweight airborne recovery system, the upgrade helps A-10 pilots "communicate more effectively with individuals on the ground such as downed pilots, pararescuemen, and joint terminal attack controllers," according to an Air Force statement.

Of all the fixed-wing aircraft in the US Air Force's inventory, no plane carries out CSAR missions like the A-10…"
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Personal logo sillypoint Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2017 4:31 p.m. PST

Went to A, saw the mothballed aircraft, there were more aircraft in the first row, plastic shrink wraped, than we have in our entire airforce…

Lion in the Stars12 Jan 2017 5:12 p.m. PST

The A-10 really needs new engines, it's woefully underpowered. Problem with that is more powerful engines are heavier, which gets you into a balance issue.

emckinney12 Jan 2017 5:49 p.m. PST

For most of its missions, fuel consumption is much more important than power.

Lion in the Stars13 Jan 2017 5:51 p.m. PST

Bigger fans, not bigger cores. This will also further reduce noise and IR emissions.

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