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A-10

A-10 - military, warthog, Entropy, variety, ground targets, er, hog, aircraft, avenger gatling gun, a 10, photo
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Powerplant: There are several reasons for the unusual location of the A-10's General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofan engines. First, the A-10 was expected to fly from forward air bases, often with semi-prepared substandard runways that presented a high risk of foreign object damage to the engines. The height of the engines lowers the chance that sand or stones will enter the inlet. This also allows engines to remain running, allowing for shorter servicing and rearming turn-around times by ground crew. Servicing and rearming are further helped by having wings closer to the ground than would be possible if the engines were wing-mounted. The position also reduces the IR signature further, which is already low due to the engines' 6:1 bypass ratio. Because of their high position, the engines are angled upward nine degrees to bring the combined thrust line closer to the aerodynamic center of the aircraft. This avoids trimming measures to counteract a nose-down pitching moment if the engines were parallel to the fuselage. The heavy engines require strong supports, so their pylons are connected to the airframe by four bolts.
Entropy Uploaded by Entropy on . A-10 - Desktop Nexus Aircraft Download free wallpapers and background images: A-10. Desktop Nexus Aircraft background ID 199246. Powerplant: There are several reasons for the unusual location of the A-10's General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofan engines. First, the A-10 was expected to fly from forward air bases, often with semi-prepared substandard runways that presented a high risk of foreign object damage to the engines. The height of the engines lowers the chance that sand or stones will enter the inlet. This also allows engines to remain running, allowing for shorter servicing and rearming turn-around times by ground crew. Servicing and rearming are further helped by having wings closer to the ground than would be possible if the engines were wing-mounted. The position also reduces the IR signature further, which is already low due to the engines' 6:1 bypass ratio. Because of their high position, the engines are angled upward nine degrees to bring the combined thrust line closer to the aerodynamic center of the aircraft. This avoids trimming measures to counteract a nose-down pitching moment if the engines were parallel to the fuselage. The heavy engines require strong supports, so their pylons are connected to the airframe by four bolts. Rating: 4.4

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RougeWxman
Posted by RougeWxman on 03/19/11 at 08:21 PM
DM tail tag is for Davis Monthan, it is the training base for A-10 drivers. I spent three years there as a weather observer and forecaster. The Hog is one of my all time favs.
Loki
Posted by Loki on 04/29/10 at 12:43 AM
Wouldn't want to be on the recieving end of this pack . . . .1FD
ShamROCKS
Posted by ShamROCKS on 11/10/09 at 12:07 AM
Warthog = Gashog
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Total Downloads: 980
Times Favorited: 4
Uploaded By: Entropy
Date Uploaded: October 17, 2009
Filename: A-10.jpg
Original Resolution: 1680x1050
File Size: 783.62KB
Category: Military

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