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GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?

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Not really. It's good, but has a lot of limitations. Also, they really only work with Special Forces so their availability is limited.



I'm just a dumb Marine grunt and I've had CAS from the AC-130 before.


slacker130
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
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BTW, where do you work?


I fly C-130s for the AF in GA.


WestlakeTiger
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
oh. you one of those BMW drivers??


Drew Orleans
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
How do you like it?


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slacker130
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oh. you one of those BMW drivers??


Nope, never owned one.

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How do you like it?


It's had it's ups and downs.


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Kcrad
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
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F-14 Tomcat or F/A-18F superhornet


F-14 is no more.


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Kcrad
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I'm just a dumb Marine grunt and I've had CAS from the AC-130 before.


I bet it was the best thing you and your marines needed.
Good for you for serving.


barry
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Kcrad


Nice avatar


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FlyingTiger06
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
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I fly C-130s for the AF in GA.



Good deal. I'm a Radar Navigator (WSO) in the BUFF. Worked as a liaison officer with the ISAF Joint Command in Afghanistan and got to watch the video from pretty much every kinetic event during the Jul '10-Jan '11 timeframe.

To the poster who is a Marine that has received CAS from an AC-130, I guess I should have said the AC-130s typically work with the SOF guys instead of using an absolute like "only". I can say that during the time period referenced above, I don't recall the AC-130s supporting any conventional operations because they were allocated to the SOF operations.


Jackie Chan
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
B-2

Said this because of not only stealth, but also flight range and weapons capacity/availability, including: nuclear, jdam, cruise missle, and generic gravity bombs.

Not claiming to be an expert or anything. I just like it.
Image: http://blogs.fas.org/security/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/b2weapons.jpg


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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
A lot of comedy in this thread, I'm just sitting back and enjoying having been Avionics O-level tech on F/a-18s since '98. Has anyone mentioned Radar and ECM yet, and /or updated software configurations and HUDs(heads up displays). With these older jets there is a good amount of maintenance done just to stay up to date with technology and safety. Technical directives and schedule maintenance is what keeps those things in the air. I guess that's enough babbling from me.


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Jobu93
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
Kinetic Event.

Cleaned up the terminology I see.


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choupiquesushi
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
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Best tactical fighter aircraft?
B-2

Said this because of not only stealth, but also flight range and weapons capacity/availability, including: nuclear, jdam, cruise missle, and generic gravity bombs.

Not claiming to be an expert or anything. I just like it.




hell Intruders could carry the same things......


Darth_Vader
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
Just and FYI here but the following aricraft are not tactical fighters....

AC-130
B-1B
B-2
B-52
A-6 Indruder


The A-10 is debateable as being classified as a tactical fighter arircraft.


FlyingTiger06
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
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the following aricraft are not tactical fighters....

AC-130
B-1B
B-2
B-52
A-6 Indruder


No debate there. I think the conversation had swung in a different direction based on previous posts, but thanks for trying to steer it back. That being the case, the best tactical fighter is the F-16CM because of its versatility. It isn't the best at any single thing, but it makes up for that by doing pretty well at so many different things. Kinda like how you can be #1 in the FEDEX Cup in Golf without ever winning a tournament by consistently being in the top 10 if you know what I mean.

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The A-10 is debateable as being classified as a tactical fighter arircraft.
Don't tell any A-10 pilots this. They will defend to the death that the A-10 is a fighter.


Traveler
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They will defend to the death that the A-10 is a fighter


Well, if they ever did manage to hit anything with that badass cannon, it's definitely coming out of the sky.


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lsu_tiger_az
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
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Well, if they ever did manage to hit anything with that badass cannon, it's definitely coming out of the sky.


A-10 Kills: Desert Shield/Desert Storm

"2 air-to-air aircraft (helicopter) kills with the GAU-8A 30mm Avenger cannon: 6 February 1991 by Capt. Bob Swain in 77-0205 of the 706th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 926th Tactical Fighter Group "Cajuns" out of New Orleans Louisiana and the second by Capt Todd "Shanghai" Sheehy in 81-0964 flying with the 511th TFS "Vultures" out of RAF Alcombury United Kingdom." LINK





Traveler
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re: Best tactical fighter aircraft?
Awesome. Can't imagine the damage it inflicted on those helicopters.
You did notice I said "cannon" instead of "gun". I was corrected years ago and never forgot that piece of advice.

I bookmarked that site. Thanks.


blkhawktiger
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Can't imagine the damage it inflicted on those helicopters


Nope. Frick that.


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