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#3524678 - 02/23/12 08:12 AM This what you call CLOSE air support
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#3524707 - 02/23/12 08:57 AM Re: This what you call CLOSE air support [Re: MaceUK33]
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Danger close for GAU-8 is 65 meters as long as infantry is taking cover; not taking bloody videos and having way too much fun for danger close scenario.

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#3524770 - 02/23/12 10:47 AM Re: This what you call CLOSE air support [Re: MaceUK33]
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If I had radio contact with the pilot, that would be cool. But if I was just in the vicinity and the pilot was shooting that close, I'd bug the hell out.... for all I know he was trying to get me!

Not clear what the A-10 was firing at though. Really cool on the second pass, where things started exploding and the sound came 5-6 seconds later.
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#3524792 - 02/23/12 11:03 AM Re: This what you call CLOSE air support [Re: MaceUK33]
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#3524835 - 02/23/12 12:56 PM Re: This what you call CLOSE air support [Re: MaceUK33]
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WOW... that's incredible. Makes my hair stand on end! I never really latched on to the fact that the rounds would arrive that much farther ahead of the sound. Pretty freakin' awesome boys...
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#3524851 - 02/23/12 01:23 PM Re: This what you call CLOSE air support [Re: MaceUK33]
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#3525270 - 02/24/12 09:27 AM Re: This what you call CLOSE air support [Re: MaceUK33]
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Supersonic rounds = they arrive and THEN you hear it. Literally no warning! biggrin



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#3525451 - 02/24/12 01:26 PM Re: This what you call CLOSE air support [Re: Jedi Master]
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Supersonic rounds = they arrive and THEN you hear it. Literally no warning! biggrin


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#3525490 - 02/24/12 02:23 PM Re: This what you call CLOSE air support [Re: MaceUK33]
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I guess it depends on your definition of "lucky"! wink



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#3525528 - 02/24/12 03:02 PM Re: This what you call CLOSE air support [Re: MaceUK33]
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