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Not wanting to step on Collin's toes regarding his long standing topic of modern USN aircraft pictures showing the stages of weathering while operating I decided to make the same for USAF specific aircraft.

 

We've all seen (hopefully) awesome tanker shots that can allow us to view the damage done by a refueling boom however this recent one really caught my eye.

 

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https://www.businessinsider.com/damage-to-a10-warthog-nose-by-refueling-tanker-flying-boom-2020-2?amp

 

 

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5 hours ago, Whiskey said:

Not wanting to step on Collin's toes regarding his long standing topic of modern USN aircraft pictures showing the stages of weathering while operating I decided to make the same for USAF specific aircraft.

 

We've all seen (hopefully) awesome tanker shots that can allow us to view the damage done by a refueling boom however this recent one really caught my eye.

 

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https://www.businessinsider.com/damage-to-a10-warthog-nose-by-refueling-tanker-flying-boom-2020-2?amp

 

 

What else can we contribute?

Wow....must be a training bird for the boom operator...looks nasty...

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The nose cap gets beat up all the time, we had to look for cracks in them and we would have sheet metal change them out in phase. I want to say it was stainless but its been almost 9 years since I retired (WOW!)

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5 minutes ago, habu2 said:

 

Is that RWR or MAWS?

I'm not up on my A-10's like many here, thought it was the RWR, since that fixture has been on A-10's almost since day one.   Could very well be mistaken tho...

 

Did the A-10 get fitted with a MAWS?  

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