F-16 vs. A-10: Who Wins?

September 28th, 2005  

Topic: F-16 vs. A-10: Who Wins?

BECAUSE OF ITS ungainliness and relative low flying speed, the A-10 Warthog is the butt of many jokes. But no one can deny that it carries a great deal of tonnage. Once, while I was out on the flight line in Saudi Arabia doing an inspection, I overheard two crew chiefs -- one an F-16 chief and the other an A-10 chief -- talking about the merits of their respective aircraft. The F-16 crew chief pointed out his jet, loaded with massive bombs on pylons under the wings. "Just look at that baby sitting there with those thousand-pounders," he bragged. "Can you believe that armament?"

"Nice," the A-10 crew chief said, "but do you see those two empty pylons under my jet?"

"Yeah -- what do you hang there?"


--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by MSgt. Daniel J. Gillespie

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest.
September 28th, 2005  
lol.....I wish I coulda been there to hear that...funny.
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Good one!
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Good one.
January 21st, 2007  
Team Infidel
that's a good one AJC