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Friday, August 6, 2021

Dispersal

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Again, NOT covered by the Ministry of Propaganda, a story out of the Daily Mail.  This one being very interesting so to speak.   Apparently, 'supposedly' for the first time evvar (leastways stateside), they landed a couple of planes on a standard 'Murican Freeway.  Somewheres up in Michigan apparently
Seems they landed a A-10 which was what that particular plane was designed to do, meaning the landing on highways and out-of-the-way locations to do the dirty on the enemy.  They also landed two C-146A Wolfhound operations transport planes, of which I'm not too familiar with.
Seems the C-146A is a Dornier built cherman ass-and-trash hauler for the Air Force's Special Ops Airfleet.  Essentially the "Fixed Wing" branch of the Task Force 160 Kids, as Army isn't allowed to do stuff like that or leastways weren't back in the day.  Another topic for another time.  Anywho... looking at the specs of the C-146, and seeings they landed two of them in conjunction with an A-10, I'm wondering if it'd be "one filled with Beebees" and the other loaded with Go-Go juice?  It has a nominal cargo carry capacity (leastways what the data sheet they put out sez) of 2,000 pounds.  Not sure...

OK, according to the google, one planeload of fuel blivets would only work out to a drop in the tank of an A-10, so that's a no-go.  Seeings there's only 20 of them lil hoppers out there, I'm not sure who or what they'd be doing in conjunction with an A-10.  The Warthog needs 11,000 pounds of Go-Go Juice, and the BeeBees?  Yeah, 2000 pounds of 30mm is like nuthin'  30X173mm is a big fucking round... the PGU-13D (HEDP) is 1 pound 7 oz per round.  The bigger meaner round is the MK264 MPLD-T (multi-purpose/low drag, tracer) comes in at 1 pound, 13 oz per round.

So, I stand corrected, even two planeloads ain't reloading that A-10 with a combat shot.

So, the only other thing is infiltration of a team of FACs (forward air controllers) and SF sneak and peek kids.  Notice in the pic of the C-146, one of the new General Dynamics scrambler SF go-carts is in the pic, which probably means that the SF kids were out to play so to speak...

Now, this means that they're genuinely ramping up their dispersal capabilities.  The 'supposed' myths of the Dwight D Eisenhower Highway System back in 1956 was that it was designed to assist in evacc'ing civvies out of cities in case of a Nuke War, but it was more modeled on the German Autobahn system... which -just happened- to be designed with the landing, refueling, servicing and such whatnot of aircraft in time of war, as well ass rapid and efficient troop movements if needed.

Damned tricky them Krauts Aye?

Soooooooooo here we are... SF kids and Tankbusters being tested in deploying dispersal-like.
Things that make you go Hmmn?

Is this a potential dispersal b/c they know the bases they want to operate from, well, hell as everyone on the blogosphere has pointed out, are pretty much shit out of luck in the short AND long term.  Any asshole with a 7mm Deer rifle who can get 'eyes on' an aircraft can put a round in it, and take it out of action.  So, if they're worried about yokels putting their flying machines out of action, would they be sending them out to the boonies?  Boonies are where the potential anti-DotGov OPFOR will probably be operating out of.  
Doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense Aye?
Unless they're worried about something else
Joe Chick or 'other' bad actors?
Loss of a base means usually out of action.  As far as I know, this's the first time that they've ever really done something like this stateside.  I duuno... what say you?

So, update, the doggo has a pinched spinal nerve and severe arthritis.  Doc said he should recover, as long as he gets rest.  We'll have to see.  MY back however, after a night of torture on the "Bed of Pain", me?  Just put me down instead, or give me the drugs they gave to poor Guido... motherfucker is high-high AF right now... got that doggo-stoned smile on chillin'... I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers!

So, More Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter
Big Country

26 comments:

  1. B, I think you got the cargo weights wrong.

    "It can carry up to 27 passengers or 6,000 pounds of cargo or 4 CASEVAC patients on litters.

    Performance wise, the Wolfhound has a ceiling of 31,000 feet, a range of approx 1,800 nautical miles with 2,000 pounds of cargo and a top speed of 335 mph (291 kts)."

    Found here: https://www.americanspecialops.com/photos/usaf/c-146a-wolfhound.php

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  2. BC,
    This is my backyard, as it were.
    So, this was big news up in Michigan, we have been pushing for A-10s for Selfridge ANG base, about 12 miles north of Detroit.
    Add in Camp Grayling ( in Grayling MI) which has airstrips, and there are a lot of National Guard coming to Northern Michigan each summer.
    Selfridge is unusual in that it was (and still may be) the only Air National Guard with all five services having assets there.
    Michigan lost both of it’s SAC bases after the Cold War, so the Michigan Congressmen are always pushing for money for Camp Grayling and Selfridge (jobs)
    I made a lot of replacement windows for Selfridge, when I had a window business.
    I think this is just sucking on Uncle’s tit’s
    Glad to hear the dog is more comfortable

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    1. I was going to mention Grayling, we used to live north of Petoskey and vacationed at Black Lake and you would often see convoys of the guard on the highways and somewhat often see fighters in the sky. Where we live now is just a 30 minute drive to a ANG base with A-10s and they fly around the area at fairly low altitude.

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    2. if you would like, contact me(if BC will forward my addy) as I am from there also. i grew up across the st from selfridge- did time in reserves there too. and just happened to live 20 miles east of Grayling for 10 years before moving N to the border

      tfA-t 3/187

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  3. Very interesting. Ground attack aircraft,operating with probable SF boys on the ground,dispersed in the boonies...I wonder who they might be worried about? I am beginning to think that maybe the fed-bois haven't learned the lessons of Afghanistan,where 1lliterate goat fucking cave men defeated two high tech super powers in quick succession.

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  4. Lotta first-time -ever weird shit popping up.

    "I just took a flight on one of Parker’s American Airlines flights from central California to Dallas, Texas. But right before boarding the full flight, passengers were apprised that American did not have enough gas in the plane to make it to Dallas—and couldn’t find any in Fresno. So it was “stopping off” on the way in San Francisco to “fill up”—180 miles away and in the exact opposite direction of its eventual destination. I’ve only twice been on a plane without enough fuel to reach its destination and in need of a detour to find gas somewhere—once 15 years ago in Mexico and the other in 1974 in Egypt."

    https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2021/08/incompetence-arrogance-woke-politically.html

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  5. the a-10 is to cover the 146 carrying the spec-ops. they had to reroute power lines n such. i wouldn't worry too much about them. more worried about the freeshit army in the next town over. seventy k of them. when the ebt don't work, they goin shoppin, at whitey's house.

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  6. You don't need to fly supplies in for the aircraft. You CAN set up little clandestine airbases almost anywhere there is a straight stretch of road, though. The supplies can come in by truck.

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  7. That cargo planes 'looks' civilian. If I saw that flying around at a glance I wouldn't think military.

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  8. Mr.Country- I don't know why they would fool with a Dornier 328. If I remember right, it doesn't have a cargo ramp. A little CASA 212 would be more appropriate. Not pressurized, slower and simple to maintain.

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    1. Specs say it can take palletized cargo. It looks to me from pics that there is a cargo doo on the right side just ahead of the wing with a personal door set into it.

      Exile1981

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  9. I see what Mr. Country is getting at here. Small scale air strikes/air support when it comes time for the commies to go after the deplorable. Hmmm.

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  10. A decent shot with a quality Elk hunting rifle could disable planes like these transports.....IF you know where to put the holes. Otherwise you're just adding ventilation. As for the Warthog.....no deer rifle is going to do enough damage to render it nonoperational.

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  11. August is A.T. time here in our state. However, IN the last week, I've seen numerically larger and more numerous military vehicle convoys in unusual spots on the interstate system than I have since O.E.F./O.I.F. kicked off. Could be coincidence, but it makes me wonder.

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  12. i used to live on the Au Sable River east of Grayling and the A-10 jockies would fly 100ft above the river ripping by while waving and smiling.. that was then- things have changed. selfridge used to base F-16s when i lived in the Clem, about 15 years ago they went to A-10s. don't know what they have now

    tfA-t

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  13. A-10 has one piece of support equipment that is unique to the aircraft, which is the the dodad they hook up to load/unload the drum for the gun. That would not be hard to transport in those little cargo jobbies, as that piece of gear is not that big.

    Why was that particular exercise run, at the place, at this time? Who knows. I am old enough to remember the REROGER exercises in Europe, where the A-10 flew off of highways on the regular. Swedes practice it a lot with their planes, even have certain stretches of highway set up with concrete pads off the side of the highway.

    Dan: A deer rifle can do a number on the one piece of essential A-10 equipment that is not armored: the pilot.

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    1. Yeah....when he's not sitting in his titanium bathtub cockpit...the ground crews would be viable options. Warbirds require a lot of support. Remove the support and they are grounded.

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  14. This is no big deal, I was a Loadmaster on a MC-130 and we landed on a highway at night on NVG's on a exercise in Korea. That was sporty!

    Steve

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  15. Doesn't an A-10 seem a bit overkill for the anticipated escapades? We don't have tanks and infantry fighting vehicles.

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    1. The Taliban purely hated the A-10... a fantastic Anti-Ground personnel attack plane... the 30mm HEDP round positively brings the hurt to 'troops in the open'

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  16. Glad to hear that Guido the Lab is doing better, now that they know what's going on with him.

    On an unrelated note, can someone please tell me who or what tfA-t stands for? I see it referenced quite a bit lately. If it is another like minded blog, can someone post a link?

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    1. the handle is for a brother of mine, a fellow Rakk, "The Fuckin' A-Team"

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  17. what do you think of this opinion piece on the reliability of the military in supporting the constitution?

    https://starvingthemonkeys.com/articles/Colonels.html

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  18. Anyone care to field this one? Perhaps "T" himself will dispense with a few pearls.

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  19. Possibly an "Air Show" for someone?

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