A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby SorenAugustesen on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 3:39 pm

Hi

In January I was lucky enough to visit the Barry M Goldwater live fire range in Arizona. There were two A-10's from DM making several strafing passes at the targets.

The sound of an A-10 strafing is awesome, but not something you want to hear if you are on the receiving end of the shells!

C & C welcome

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Thanks for looking

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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby JJC on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 3:43 pm

Absolutely stunning post! Great stuff! :cool: :clap:
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby timuss on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 3:55 pm

Man they are superb cracking set there :drool: :clap: :clap:
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby swingy on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 4:27 pm

Great stuff. :clap:
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby Maisie on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 4:42 pm

Thats a love puff and a half! Superb!
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby theactualsparky on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 4:43 pm

Looks like the AAR boom operators need a bit of practice :grin:
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby Stu on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 4:58 pm

Love the A10, stunning set you can see the shockwaves in shot 3 ! :clap: :clap:
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby Ledhead27 on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 5:13 pm

Great set of images, love the shockwave shot! :drool:
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby adamp89 on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 5:58 pm

theactualsparky wrote:Looks like the AAR boom operators need a bit of practice :grin:


that is quite a dent
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby Eizo on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 6:12 pm

Wow! Big focal length or low altitude? :grin:
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby stillcrazy1 on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 6:33 pm

Fabulous pictures; all that action frozen in time. I've been lucky enough to witness A-10 live firing at an army range near Warminster. My daughter was in the ATC, and I was co-opted to provide some transport for a group of cadets to visit a "Live Firing Demonstration". We were all installed in a natural amphitheatre (along with a couple of hundred army bods), with just about every piece of British firepower laid out in front of us. After witnessing SA-80, sniper fire (impressively taking down a target at 1.5km range), claymore mines, Scorpions, MBT's, Lynx helicopters firing TOW's, etc., we were told that two Harriers were coming from behind to fire rockets, followed by two A-10's. Spectacular can't describe it. The A-10 gun sounds like when you rip material, but 1000 times louder. The aircraft are visually slowed down when the gun is firing; it's incredibly impressive. That was in '91/'92, but the memory lives like it was yesterday.
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby toom317 on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 7:41 pm

Pic 3, is that a watermark on your pic, or something to do with the shockwave from the gun firing?
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby gallers74 on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 7:51 pm

Wow, man what would i give to get a set of pics like that, thanks for sharing.
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby Scampi on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 8:31 pm

Shockwave shot is excellent, and catching the flying rounds in mid air is superb! :clap:
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby DMH on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 8:31 pm

Fantastic set, particularly love the close ups!
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby Rory76 on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 8:48 pm

I believe these arewhat the :rock: was designed for!
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby SamP on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 9:13 pm

Stonking selection of images, look at those topside banks! :drool:
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby Bartek on Wed 05 Jun 2013, 9:19 pm

Amazing stuff! perfect clarity!
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby ciaranchef on Thu 06 Jun 2013, 1:35 am

One of the posts of the month for me, brilliant stuff, fantastic pictures, Ciaran
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby Vodka on Thu 06 Jun 2013, 9:22 am

No11. for me, nice lightiing and contrast. A cover shot if I ever saw one!
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Re: A-10 live fire - Barry M Goldwater Range

Postby Maisie on Thu 06 Jun 2013, 9:29 am

Just had to have another look, a few of them photos you can see the rounds in the air just in front of the aircraft! These have to be the best A-10 photos I've ever seen? :clap:

Toom317, thats a shockwave :biggrin:
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