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Old 04-24-2018, 09:53 PM   #11
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According to Snoopy back in this post, Suite 7s were deployed ≈2012. When the 163rd received jets from conversion in early 2011, they lacked PPs and were not Suite 7 jets.

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Not necessarily, exactly, when they were being deployed. But introduced into the A-10C.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:16 PM   #12
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When the 163rd received jets from conversion in early 2011, they lacked PPs and were not Suite 7 jets.

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You may want to check your facts, I know a couple crew chiefs in the 163d and I know for a fact at least some had the pave penny pylon on them still. The attached picture is from a friend when it arrived and he was assigned the DCC.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:15 AM   #13
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Interesting threads, both. I gather from all the back and forth, there is no reliable way to tell them apart (both may have or not have scoops, or may or may not have T antennae, although it seems certain features are MORE common on one or the other, neither is guaranteed).

That said, it got me to comparing photos of the legacy Hornet vs Super Hornet, and obviously, very big differences, but also something suddenly struck me. A Super Hornet looks a lot like a slightly streamlined MiG-29 with more closely mounted engines, especially from the fore-above and rear-below angles.
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:05 AM   #14
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You may want to check your facts, I know a couple crew chiefs in the 163d and I know for a fact at least some had the pave penny pylon on them still. The attached picture is from a friend when it arrived and he was assigned the DCC.
The second post in this thread was from me, also picturing a 163rd A-10 in March of '11 with the Pave Penny pylon still attached.


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There are many photos of A-10s, not just from the 163rd, with the missing sensor but carrying the pylon. I have never personally seen a 163 jet with the sensor on the pylon - but maybe I could be wrong. I do see the 163's jets often - not every day of the week though. If you've got an image, I'll be happy to admit I was wrong and that not every jet came back without the Pave Penny. Or perhaps seeing just the pylon doesn't mean that the Pave Penny is no longer on the jet? I'm just extrapolating here. You're obviously more knowledgeable on the topic than I am.

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