07april2020 PIC: A-10 Thunderbolt Warthog wheels up landing.

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07april2020 PIC: A-10 Thunderbolt Warthog wheels up landing.

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...photo at
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your ... moody-afb/

...well, the A-10 Warthog undercarriage
actually was designed for incidents like this... :wink:
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Re: 07april2020 PIC: A-10 Thunderbolt Warthog wheels up land

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Stratofreighter wrote: ...well, the A-10 Warthog undercarriage
actually was designed for incidents like this... :wink:
True, but I'm sure that Maverick missile wasn't.
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Re: 07april2020 PIC: A-10 Thunderbolt Warthog wheels up land

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Indeed. I am surprised he didn't jettison the misiles before making a landing.
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Re: 07april2020 PIC: A-10 Thunderbolt Warthog wheels up land

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Indeed. Perhaps an indication of a complete electrical failure rendering the "emergency stores jettison" button inoperable?
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frank kramer wrote:Indeed. Perhaps an indication of a complete electrical failure rendering the "emergency stores jettison" button inoperable?
Or a 'false' gear down indication?
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frank kramer wrote:Indeed. Perhaps an indication of a complete electrical failure rendering the "emergency stores jettison" button inoperable?
It is weird. The emergency system is usually on a completely separate circuit, so it functions independantly in case of an electrical problem. Also most of these systems have small "explosive" bolts to VERY quickly drop all load. From what I can see in the image, the missiles are lives ones. But I can be mistaken. Belly landing with live ones under the wing would be a serious problem. Maybe they still are inert and are used as a kind of "help wheels" to keep the wing tips from touching the ground.
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