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#14 - alexanderh (02/26/2015) [-]
It's the A10C (probably).
The official name is the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, and its nickname is the "warthog".
It is, in the most literal sense, a gun with a plane attached. Most modern planes have a 20 mm cannon attached, but this plane was built specifically to house the monster that is the 30 mm GAU-8 cannon. The front landing gear is slightly off center, so that the plane doesn't yaw massively when the cannon is fired. The recoil of the gun is stronger than one of the two engines (meaning that if one engine is destroyed, the pilot has to be a lot more careful with the gun), and the engines have built-in oxidizer for when the cannon fires, as the smoke can choke the engines otherwise. The cannon itself was built specifically to destroy 1970's era russian tanks, and a short burst of Combat Mix (Armor Piercing High Explosive Incendiary ammo) will make short work of any tank from that time if it hits well.
It is also one of the most durable planes ever built. It has a double-redundant hydraulic system, and a backup mechanical one. It is designed to keep flying with one engine, one tail (rudder), one elevator (rear wingy bits), and half of a wing missing. All of it on the same side, or spread across both sides. The cockpit has titanium armor, and can take up to 23 mm fire without failing. It even has self-sealing fuel tanks, with safety valves if the damage is too great for it to self-seal, and has two backup tanks with 230 miles of flight.
I absolutely love this plane. If you want to try flying it in a combat environment, DCS World with the A10C module is the closest you're going to get. The lead producer (I think it was producer, might have been designer) had a go in the full-size A10 simulator at an air force base, and, after instruction in operating the simulator (not the plane itself), he managed to start it up, taxi to the runway, take off, fly around for a bit, and land again, on the first try, without issues.
My personal experience with it and durability is a bit interesting. I was flying over some russian tanks, and took a lot of hits. They managed to destroy all instruments except for my compass, my vertical speed indicator, my artificial horizon, and my UHF radio. I also lost the left wing tip, and had a fuel leak in the left wing. I managed to contact the local air field, and get navigation assistance and bring the plane back and land it. It flew mostly fine, but I did have to trim it out a bit occasionally.
#47 - alexanderh (02/26/2015) [-]
That is not entirely true, but not completely wrong either. The recoil of the gun is stronger than the maximum thrust of ONE engine, but (given an infinite amount of ammunition) the gun CAN fire at all times (once the plane is up to speed) without stalling the plane. Both engines at max thrust WILL let the plane keep flying, even if the gun wasn't angled. It does give some issues, though. Just firing the gun pitches the plane noticeably for a short while (until it can compensate), and the speed drops dramatically. And the engines WILL run out of oxidizer, which will choke them, and end up crashing the plane.
#13 - ltverwolf (02/26/2015) [-]
The joke is that the Warthog is a giant pig, which Muslim's consider dirty.