south bound at XX coordinates, and travelling at a speed of Y. You're cleared
to go ahead and engage them.' The contact would also let the pilot know what
SAM threats are in the area, and what friendlies he should expect to see."
What's it like to fire the gun?
"The gun is very loud. It shakes the entire aircraft. You never get used to
What about firing a Maverick?
"What's nice about a Maverick is that you hear nothing. It releases and moves
out in front of you. You can see the engine and the smoke. Whereas the gun
is an audio experience, the Maverick is visual."
Our motivation for doing this product was the A-10 itself. It is perfec
material for a high paced challenging simulation. The A-10 is designed to
fight in a high threat environment, where the fronts of two armies meet. In
the midst of all this chaos, an A-10 pilot has to make snap tactical decisions
and adjust his plans according to the dynamics of the battlefield situation.
The A-10 has a lot of personality. Officially it's called the Thunderbolt II,
but fliers call it the Warthog. A-10 pilots are called 'Hog-drivers'. Ground
troops refer to the A-10 as the Devil's Cross. Due to it's shape, tank
commanders have a hard time telling if it's flying away or approaching. It's
no wonder that this makes them nervous....the Avenger cannon can rip a tank
apart in seconds.
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