Ravings From The Bog


Beautiful Machine Of Death
December 11, 2008, 1:04 am
Filed under: Art, History, Technology, Thoughts, War | Tags: , , ,

Oh Shit!What a fantastic photograph! Many people say that the Nazis had the best uniforms; the Americans have the best military aircraft by a long way. The A10 Warthog is just an amazing piece of kit. I’ve actually seen one of these up close at the Hamilton Air Show, in Ontario, back in 1991.  While not really a streamlined aircraft, it has a clear sense of purpose and I can only imagine how it must feel to be at the wrong end of one of these killing machines. Originally designed to combat the expected massed Soviet tank regiments steamrolling their way across West Germany, they’re now used as close air support for ground operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. My favourite aircraft, after the beautiful McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom.

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