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Old 04-15-2018, 12:07 AM   #1
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Default Replacement wing sets "thicker" than the original wings?

I just read this article about the whole upgrade dilemma with the A-10 fleet: http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone...the-a-10-fleet

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Despite initial plans in 2007 to upgrade all of its approximately 280 aircraft with new “thick” wings, the service stopped after a little more than 170 had received the modifications.
What exactly does the author mean by "new thick wings"? Wouldn't bolting on thicker wings change the aerodynamics of the entire aircraft?
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Old 04-15-2018, 04:25 AM   #2
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Should be the skin material. The ribs are probably redesigned for the thicker skin for the same exterior dimensions.
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