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2021-07-24 Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria receives US planes for Boko Haram fight
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Posted by trailing wife 2021-07-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [264 views ]  Top

#1 Point is....sortie rate and loiter time. Plus comms which presumes competent ground guys.
Posted by Richard Aubrey 2021-07-24 00:10||   2021-07-24 00:10|| Front Page Top

#2 and maintenance
Posted by Chris 2021-07-24 00:41||   2021-07-24 00:41|| Front Page Top

#3 and maintenance, well who is going to do the job?
Posted by Chris 2021-07-24 00:42||   2021-07-24 00:42|| Front Page Top

#4 A-29 --- Nah...They would do better with a fleet of these SPADs

Posted by Gravise Whins1180 2021-07-24 00:53||   2021-07-24 00:53|| Front Page Top

#5 same outcome, crashing or being stolen.
Posted by Chris 2021-07-24 01:14||   2021-07-24 01:14|| Front Page Top

#6 ^ depends on the pilots reporting problems to their support crew... this lady is a aviation mechanic, looking for a job...
Posted by Snake Spins5633 2021-07-24 03:46||   2021-07-24 03:46|| Front Page Top

#7 ^ and her sister, both aviation mechanics...Keep the SPADs flying...
Posted by Snake Spins5633 2021-07-24 03:50||   2021-07-24 03:50|| Front Page Top

#8 These come with a FLIR turret and laser designator to find jungle hideouts and bomb them with LGBs.
Posted by Ulolump Grumble1426 2021-07-24 05:09||   2021-07-24 05:09|| Front Page Top

#9 "The US Air Force described the A-29 aircraft as a "game-changer" when they were deployed in Afghanistan in 2016."

The game we lost??
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2021-07-24 06:24||   2021-07-24 06:24|| Front Page Top

#10 ^ You caught that too, BB?
Posted by Frank G 2021-07-24 08:19||   2021-07-24 08:19|| Front Page Top

#11 ^^Caught it for 18 months of my life...
Posted by Bangkok Billy 2021-07-24 08:43||   2021-07-24 08:43|| Front Page Top

#12 What better alternative exists for that task? Can stay airborne at low speed, carry a solid ground support armament, protective armor for the pilot, easier to maintain than helicopters, operates off less than 1 km strip. Seriously, seems like we mostly use helicopters for the purpose but should the Nigerians?
Posted by Glenmore 2021-07-24 08:45||   2021-07-24 08:45|| Front Page Top

#13 The private US firm, the Sierra Nevada Corporation, is the brainstorm of Turkish immigrants educated in Nevada who do much to give back to their community and assist young entrepreneurs. The American dream.
Posted by Gerthudion Whomoper3485 2021-07-24 10:33||   2021-07-24 10:33|| Front Page Top

#14 If our ROI had been to kill anyone out at night or carrying a weapon, the job would have been done years ago.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-07-24 11:28||   2021-07-24 11:28|| Front Page Top

#15 The girl in #7 is a foot taller than most any aeronautical mechanic you will ever meet...
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-07-24 11:31||   2021-07-24 11:31|| Front Page Top

#16 ^-- Never saw any mechanic with heels on before
Posted by CrazyFool 2021-07-24 11:51||   2021-07-24 11:51|| Front Page Top

#17 The propeller-driven planes, which have reconnaissance, surveillance and attack capabilities

What about defoliation?
Posted by Skidmark 2021-07-24 12:00||   2021-07-24 12:00|| Front Page Top

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