Saturday, January 17, 2015

ISIS Attacks USAF’s A-10 Warthog Aircraft With Strela Missiles: Iraqi News

Via avordvet

 

Airstrikes carried out by the US on ISIS positions using the A-10 Warthog aircraft killed and wounded a number of terrorists near the village of Sultan Abdullah near Moshul in Iraq at dawn yesterday, Iraqi News reported.

Quoting an unnamed source who witnessed the action, the report said that the aircraft carried out four airstrikes sparking panic in the ranks of ISIS after flying close to the ground.

12 comments:

  1. That's a great start but you must follow with ground troops.

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  2. And our fake Generals get on their knees to a communist POTUS to purge this machine like he does our SF leadership.

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  3. The good old A10.....every time some brass heavy nitwit decides we don't need the Warthog so they can waste the money on some sexy new piece of crap like the F35 the old bird proves once again how good it is at what it was designed to do. We need
    more of these types of aircraft. That way we don't need "boots on the ground". You only need to occupy territory if you intend to conquer it. If all you want to do is leave smoking desolate desert behind full of bodies and crying widows then that can be done from the air. I say we simply kill them where we find them. Don't waste lives on the ground. Kill enough of them and they will skulk away to hide for a few decades.
    They certainly aren't worth wasting the lives of ground troops on.

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    1. Agreed and nothing wrong with the Skyraider either.

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    2. I built thus bad boy, fuselage splice.
      Since day 1 the AF has tried to kill it.
      TOO many dead warriors thanks to brass stupidity.

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  4. Who says pigs cant fly. I love the Warthog and its armaments. What an appropriate weapon to kill muzzies Pork death from the sky. Weeeee weeeee oink oink.

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    1. What an appropriate weapon to kill muzzies Pork death from the sky. Weeeee weeeee oink oink.

      Ha! :) Good point!

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  5. The "Strela" went out of production sometime around 1976. Most of the ones seen in the Mid East and Africa were built in the 1960's and 70's making them something like 35 to 50 years old. Most of them have defective warhead fuses or cracked propellant (rocket motors) causing them to blow up shortly after they leave the launcher. The few that will still fire at all. The British captured a shipment of them bound for the IRA in the 90's and found that they were 100% defective twenty years ago.. P.S. The US Army found out in Vietnam that the "strela" only had a two mile range, and was ineffective on "fast movers". The NVA only used them effectively to shoot down UH-1s. This "story" smacks of propaganda.---Ray

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