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America’s Greatest Aircraft

There is one Aircraft that the US has that outshines all others. ┬áThere is a lot of gnashing of teeth over the loss of the F-22 program and the failings of the F-35 program… we’ve retired the F-15 and F-14’s…

But we still have these… and they work harder and pull more duties than any other aircraft we have.

The Herc.

God Bless America.

8 Comments

  1. 11/04/2011    

    I have always had a soft spot for the A-10. I just like the idea that someone saw the Gatling gun and said “I like that gun… build a plane around it!”

  2. cliff's Gravatar cliff
    11/05/2011    

    Gotta love the Herkie-bird.

  3. Brian Parramore's Gravatar Brian Parramore
    11/06/2011    

    Amen Brother!

    The Herc made the Entebbe raid possible for the Israelis to pull off. The Entebbe raid cemented the Israelis as the number one “don’t fuck with me” country in the world.

  4. Chris's Gravatar Chris
    11/07/2011    

    Page 4, second photo from left in top row…. Is that a Herc disguised as a Bone or a Bone that snuck in there becasue it wants to be a Herc ??

  5. Chris's Gravatar Chris
    11/07/2011    

    because, not becasue ( I hate spelling errors)

  6. rvsix8's Gravatar rvsix8
    11/08/2011    

    Don’t forget about the AC-130 gunship. Probably the baddest airplane flying right now.

  7. Stretch's Gravatar Stretch
    11/10/2011    

    My college roommate was M.I. and had the honor of witnessing the first AC-130 strike in ‘Nam.
    The affect it had, both physically and psychologically, on Charlie made for a quiet sector the next few months.
    Given its lifespan and weapons upgrades the AC-130 has to be second only to the B-52 for biggest bang for taxpayer buck.

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