posted on Apr, 2 2008 @ 09:04 PM
20 years ago I was strafed by an a-10, I was stationed at FT Irwin CA, And during a daytime live fire exercise the A10s were doing strafing runs on
electronically controlled plywood tank targets,
They would come in in 2 flights of 2 aircrafts, myself and another pvt were watching them do thier runs, After they made thier strafing runs they
would exit back right over our heads.
We had seen f4s do bombing runs and also several other aircraft do some low level bombings and strafings so to see the a10s fly by we really weren't
this one set of A10s flew by us and then started thier return, we watched them (as they are low and slow) line up and take a bead right on our
position.. we could hear them on the com net stating that they had aquired the target,
about that time we saw a flash, the ground right beside my track(m551 araav sherridan) just exploded, the A10s flew past then we heard the guns fire,
then we heard thier engines...
They are not kidding when they say that an A10 can kill you before you know it... I have left out alot of details to make this story brief.. but I am
telling you all.. that the A10 has my admiration, and I think it is one Damn fine "tank Killer"!!!!!