Back to Squawk list
  • 9

Air Force “light attack” test aircraft crashes on bomb range, killing pilot

제출됨
 
On June 22, an A-29 Super Tucano participating in the US Air Force's Light Attack Experiment (OA-X) program crashed while flying over the Red Rio Bombing Range—part of the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. US Navy Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York, died in the crash. Another pilot ejected and suffered only minor injuries. The Super Tucano, a joint entry into the OA-X program by Brazil's Embraer and Sierra Nevada Corporation, is one of two aircraft designs… (arstechnica.com) 기타...

Sort type: [Top] [Newest]


sgbelverta
Take an A-10 and build new ones. It works. The design is good. The pilots love it. Don't fix it if it ain't broken. Hate to see lose of life.
30west
30west 1
Sharon, I agree that the A-10 is an exceptionally capable CAS aircraft. It performs well when subject to enemy air defense engagements, able to absorb much hostile fire and safety RTB.

From the article, the USAF Light Attack Experiment (terrible name IMO) is looking for low cost alternative platforms for CAS and Recce missions in combat and Counterinsurgency operations in "uncontested environments" (i.e. no enemy air defense capabilities). A-29 is not intended for operating in areas with an operational air defense umbrella where the A-10 is stellar. For use in backwater COIN Ops and low intensity conflicts, the logistical support footprint of the A-29 should be significantly smaller.

Hopefully, the evaluation process will present unvarnished data and recomendations based on that data, not forcing the data to support a desired outcome.
joelwiley
That sounds like reinventing the OV-10 Bronco.
Several of them are currently flying over some California fires leading and controlling the air tankers. Another 'obsolete' workhorse.
JJ7
Sad news. This aircraft looks like a P-51 Mustang on Steroids
norjgix
Another failed preemption!
bbabis
bbabis 5
Thank you sir. R.I.P.

로그인

계정을 가지고 계십니까? 사용자 정의된 기능, 비행 경보 및 더 많은 정보를 위해 지금(무료) 등록하세요!
이 웹 사이트는 쿠키를 사용합니다. 이 웹 사이트를 사용하고 탐색함으로써 귀하는 이러한 쿠기 사용을 수락하는 것입니다.
종료
FlightAware 항공편 추적이 광고로 지원된다는 것을 알고 계셨습니까?
FlightAware.com의 광고를 허용하면 FlightAware를 무료로 유지할 수 있습니다. Flightaware에서는 훌륭한 경험을 제공할 수 있도록 관련성있고 방해되지 않는 광고를 유지하기 위해 열심히 노력하고 있습니다. FlightAware에서 간단히 광고를 허용 하거나 프리미엄 계정을 고려해 보십시오..
종료