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The problem with the A-10 Warthogs, or similar aircraft which is by nature an Anti-Tank aircraft, is an M-16 bullet can bring it down, sadly...

Hardly a flying tank...

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Yeah, that darn Titanium bathtub the pilot sits in, covered in the thickest armor I'm aware of on a jet, with multiple redundancy..


Edit: Went to Wikipedia for this, since it's the easiest form of info grab, but some heads-up for you:

". Its strong airframe can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles up to 23 mm"

"The aircraft has triple redundancy in its flight systems, with mechanical systems to back up double-redundant hydraulic systems."

"The aircraft is designed to fly with one engine, one tail, one elevator and half a wing torn off."

"...self-sealing fuel tanks protected by fire-retardent foam.."

"The cockpit and parts of the flight-control system are protected by 1,200 lb (540 kg) of titanium armor, referred to as a "bathtub".[41][42] The armor has been tested to withstand strikes from 23 mm cannon fire and some strikes from 57 mm rounds"
Edited by Iblis - 6/8/11 at 11:17pm
    
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post #42 of 86
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Originally Posted by Iblis View Post
coolstorybro.jpg
notsureifsrs.jpg



Yeah, that darn Titanium bathtub the pilot sits in, covered in the thickest armor I'm aware of on a jet, with multiple redundancy..


Edit: Went to Wikipedia for this, since it's the easiest form of info grab, but some heads-up for you:

". Its strong airframe can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles up to 23 mm"

"The aircraft has triple redundancy in its flight systems, with mechanical systems to back up double-redundant hydraulic systems."

"The aircraft is designed to fly with one engine, one tail, one elevator and half a wing torn off."

"...self-sealing fuel tanks protected by fire-retardent foam.."

"The cockpit and parts of the flight-control system are protected by 1,200 lb (540 kg) of titanium armor, referred to as a "bathtub".[41][42] The armor has been tested to withstand strikes from 23 mm cannon fire and some strikes from 57 mm rounds"
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post #43 of 86
What about mines and IEDs?

Seems kind of overkill when used against an enemy armed with AKs, RPGs and stones. Impressive nonetheless though.
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About time!
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What about mines and IEDs?

Seems kind of overkill when used against an enemy armed with AKs, RPGs and stones. Impressive nonetheless though.
AK's and stones are no big deal; it is the RPG's that can kill/disable the tank that gets peopled worried.
    
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The problem with the A-10 Warthogs, or similar aircraft which is by nature an Anti-Tank aircraft, is an M-16 bullet can bring it down, sadly...

Hardly a flying tank...
U really dont know what the heck u r talking about
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These new technologies are amazing.

And I simply love all the people who claim the "what abouts?". This isn't meant for an ide/mine/nuke. So why even bring it up? It's a new concept to protect against something that is the main attack of our current foe....so yeah....it's a good idea.
     
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The problem with the A-10 Warthogs, or similar aircraft which is by nature an Anti-Tank aircraft, is an M-16 bullet can bring it down, sadly...

Hardly a flying tank...
The A-10 is an extremely survivable aircraft. It can fly missing half a wing, an engine, and half it's tail.

The cockpit is also surrounded by a "titanium bathtub" for armor.

The chance of a single 5.56mm round bringing down an A-10 is about as likely as a brick taking out a tank.

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It can fly missing important components... I call it a tank. An M-16 bullet would only be able to take it down if you shot the pilot through the canopy...
The canopy is armored too. A 5.56mm round is not likely to penetrate it from any angle.

It's a slow flying ground attack craft. It's going to take an assload of hit from small arms, there is no way around that fact, so it's built to endure it.
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