RAF and USMC co-ordinate air campaign over Afghanistan

#1
Ministry of Defence said:
In the south and south west of Afghanistan, a team from the RAF is working with the US Marine Corps (USMC) on the daunting task of co-ordinating the use of some of the world's busiest airspace.

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Grumblegrunt

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#3
marines have had warthogs for ages along with lots more decent airframes.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#4
they also have harriers which might have more to do with it as they realise we have no ground attack planes left.
 

rampant

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#5
they also have harriers which might have more to do with it as they realise we have no ground attack planes left.
Except for the Typhoon (not in Afghan) and Tornado GR4
 

Grumblegrunt

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#6
had this discussion, dropping a bomb is attacking the ground not ground attack regardless of how many shiney lights and cameras it has..

gr4 proved its uselessness over there to excess and typhoon probably doesnt have the right package or wont have been desertised.
 

rampant

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#7
had this discussion, dropping a bomb is attacking the ground not ground attack regardless of how many shiney lights and cameras it has..

gr4 proved its uselessness over there to excess and typhoon probably doesnt have the right package or wont have been desertised.
That'll surprise the Saudi's they've bought a bunch of standard build Tranche 2s.
 
#9
A-10's are all USAF, ANG, AFRC.


USMC have never flown the A-10, but they used to fly the OV-10 and that is a completely different beast

 
#11
Without being picky when did Marine Air Wings start flying A10s.
Good story though
you mean like that time the RAF bombed an entire British battalion at El Alamein or in Burma?
Or all those poor Polacks who got carpet bombed at Caen?
 
#13
had this discussion, dropping a bomb is attacking the ground not ground attack regardless of how many shiney lights and cameras it has..

gr4 proved its uselessness over there to excess and typhoon probably doesnt have the right package or wont have been desertised.
Its a GR 4 the clue is in name. As opposed to the (now redudant) F3 version. Same question as jimmys best mate, How has the GR4 proved its uselessness? Or, are you just gobbing off about stuff you have no knowledge of. The latter I bet
 
#14
I don't know why people slag off the GR4, it is and has been an outstanding success that has been delivering the goods continuously for a very long time
 
#15
...The British voice on the radio belongs to one of a number of personnel drawn from the UK's ABM community - a joint Service group, including a Royal Navy exchange officer, who are charged with providing control, surveillance and battle management support to the US 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force...
Good to see there's at least one Brit with a bit of class. :)
 

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