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Old 09-21-2010, 08:22 PM   #11
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So bomb range isn't exactly stellar with the A-10C, but hopefully at least the precision will be better than with dumb bombs
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....but hopefully at least the precision will be better than with dumb bombs
Hell Yeah - you can swat a fly off an insurgent's backside from 25000ft with a fair degree of finesse I dare say!
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:27 PM   #13
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Bomb range might not be stellar, but you can still own those pesky SA-15's well above their engagement altitude
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Bomb range might not be stellar, but you can still own those pesky SA-15's well above their engagement altitude
Yep, but lets hope their AD fighters are having the day off though!
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:30 PM   #15
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That's what you have top cover for.
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GG good top cover is far and few in between oh for the days of the 44th some of the best
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Hell Yeah - you can swat a fly off an insurgent's backside from 25000ft with a fair degree of finesse I dare say!
Well at the price you would'nt want them to go to waste:
Production unit cost $55,600
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Well at the price you would'nt want them to go to waste:
Production unit cost $55,600
Admittedly an expensive Fly-Swatter

Would be interesting to hear/note what implication finance has, if any, in an operational environment. But that's a discussion for another thread/day
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:10 PM   #19
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Well at the price you would'nt want them to go to waste:
Production unit cost $55,600
Holy mother, anyone know how much the slick version is?

Damn that's a lot, especially if you mind that kiwi that designed and selfmade a cruise missile for a few thousand bucks a few years back.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:42 PM   #20
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Will his cruise missile work in adverse weather and electronic warfare conditions?

Will it guarantee a delivery of several thousand pounds of explosive with a CEP of 13m?

The purpose of the JDAM is precision strike. You don't have to carpet bomb a city square to hit things, you can drop it right on the building you want, pretty much guarantee it will hit the building you want, and that the surrounding buildings will only suffer small amounts of damage.
In addition, you can adjust the delivery profile to have that JDAM fly into caves, or strike from a particular heading or elevation, etc etc. Basically, you get that much flexibility out of doubling the price on your slick.
Not to mention that if you need to, you can ripple these things at separate targets in one pass.
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