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Originally posted by drfunk
The updated version, the su-39 is even better and introduces things like extra avionics, radar and support for a variety of newer weapons.
They are gorgeous aircraft and shouldn't be underestimated.
Originally posted by waynos
Much as I love 'em I don't think you can include the Tornado and Harrieras the A-10 was specifically designed as a low speed highly manouverable tank killer whereas those two are quite different. Only the Fairchild A-10, Northrop A-9, and Sukhoi 'Frogfoot' family really spring to mind as being so specialised. If you ignore planes like the Enforcer and OV-10.
Originally posted by flycatch
This airplane puts its pilot in harms way. As long as the opposing force has surface to air missles this plane will become a victim. Poster do your homework and find out why they have been withdrawn from the battlefield. They are not being used in Iraq, wonder why?
Originally posted by devilwasp
the tornado is designed for it.
its a low level supersonic bomber.