>Dino Plane Bitches?
This shouldn't be any weirder.
>newfags think that this shit is weird
You never browsed /d/ before, didn't you?
I want to know where you find the connection between planes and animals because right now you seem pretty retarded.
I get a harder boner watching an A-10 gun go through test firings than from this thread.
Nothing wrong with this thread, I'm just saying it needs more A-10s.
Is the A10 just a plane that non-military idiots think is cool? Or is it actually such a good plane that even non-military idiots can comprehend how awesome it is? I can never tell, it almost seems to good to be true.
>Is the A10 just a plane that non-military idiots think is cool? Or is it actually such a good plane that even non-military idiots can comprehend how awesome it is? I can never tell, it almost seems to good to be true.
It's a ground attack airplane designed in the 60s. The gun cannot penetrate the T-62, the main Soviet tank of the period. Air defenses of the time were either WWII-era optically aimed AA guns or early SAM systems that could be decoyed by flares or basic evasive maneuvers, as opposed to today's infrared/radar aimed guns and advanced missiles. The aircraft has no integrated electro-optical or laser targeting systems, meaning that one of the weapons pylons gets used up to carry a targeting pod.
It's a outdated aircraft that's very vulnerable to modern air threats, the Air Force expected to loose the entire production run within two weeks of fighting in Europe and A-10s got wrecked when they were sent against any Iraqi units that had functional air defenses in Desert Storm, but it's found a niche because we've spent the past 15 years fighting semi-literate goat herders for their worthless sand. And even then the majority of close air support in Iraq and Afghanistan has been provided by F-16s and F-15 Strike Eagles, not A-10s, because the jets can reach troops who need close air support faster and carry more accurate weapons/targeting systems to ensure that the threat is ended.
This guy showed up on /d/ a few years ago, it was in the thread that the youtube video took its caps from, and started writing that story about the A-10 and Pilot.
When the thread died he made a tumblr
and there's another story about an F-22 Raptor on it.
Not him, but the reason some people make this connection is because this fetish made a niche in the furry community and the jets are generally drawn like shark heads and such.
It is still stupid, but it is explainable.
I mean, I think he has a point about it being useless against other sophisticated militaries. Modern warfare seems to be shifting towards drones and precision over people.
The issue is that right now the main military threat in the world is goat-fucking durkaderks with US rocket launchers and AKs. So despite being horribly out of date, because we're fighting an enemy who's also out of date the A-10 is perfect.
I kinda just feel like we should keep both? It can't be more expensive than the new crazy shit we build and it clearly works at least somewhat. I imagine it would be pretty good for assisting civilian defense of the homeland as well.
Don't have any jet girls so here's a tank girl to keep this from being entirely text.
This is honestly not so bad once you get past the fact that they're anthropomorphic vehicles. Being a fur/scalefag helps too.
Idunno, when some other cartoon or robots or somesuch shit becomes the "Ew, that (insert niche thing) shit's gay, bro!" of the next set. If it didn't produce a rules violation on 4chan and thus produce drama, no one would give a shit.
>Repeated findings of the military
You mean Boeing lobbyists in congress.
>and near universal praise from actual troops
Yeah typically some dumbfuck enlisted saying "I don't see how air superiority helps troops on the ground." Or videotaping themselves jumping out of cover hooting and hollering after a A-10 does a gun run followed by the Taliban immediately shooting at them because making a lot of dust and noise doesn't kill people. (that is if the A-10 didn't accidentally bomb them because lol most friendly fire kills)