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Originally posted by Nacnud
Does anyone know any more about this project?
Originally posted by justin_barton3
is there anyway to suggest this to someone in the airforce instead of just discussing it here and it coming to nothing?
Originally posted by warpboost
Well after reading your post I called a tactical fighter wing that flys A10s and spoke with a recruiter. He gave me the # of a SSgt fabrication specialist in the A10 wing so hopefully I can tell him about it
Originally posted by Amur Tiger
Also I think adding lots of weight in the form of ammo right in the nose of the craft might be disasterous for handling as it would make things a whole lot heavier in the front.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Ok, here's an important issue for your idea. It's called "Ground Clearance." Have you SEEN the size of the ammo drum that's currently installed in the A-10?? It's HUGE! There's no WAY you could put an additional 1200 rounds on a belly mounted pylon, and have it off the ground enough for the plane to taxi, take off and land with no problems. Not to mention the weight would almost definately end up being insane, and the hardpoint pylons aren't stressed for that kind of load.