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it seems robert gates was here these days and signed or will sing a treaty with Brazil.

and my feeling is that the Super Hornet will have as its firs south america operator Brazil!

i feel that a historical momment will just happen in front of my eyes! i can't belive, i hope it concretizes till the end of this administration with a signed and aproved treaty!

 

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it seems robert gates was here these days and signed or will sing a treaty with Brazil.

 

Hope he has a good back-up band! j/k :lol:

 

Good news though!

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Its wonderful how history repeats itself over and over in military aviation...

 

Vietnam...immediate need for the Skyraider

Cold War...immediate need for the A-10

Today...immediate need for the Tucano

 

No matter how much technology advances there is always the need for simple, reliable, relatively inexpensive aircraft.

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Its wonderful how history repeats itself over and over in military aviation...

 

Vietnam...immediate need for the Skyraider

Cold War...immediate need for the A-10

Today...immediate need for the Tucano

 

No matter how much technology advances there is always the need for simple, reliable, relatively inexpensive aircraft.

 

Today more than ever

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K.I.S.S.

 

Sometimes keeping it simple helps...

 

As for the Tucano it's a good airframe in use by quite a few militaries in one form or another and it's a pretty good COIN airplane... But for me it would need to have a big radial engine 8 hours loiter time inbuilt 20mm guns and carry plenty of ordinance oh they already did that it's called a Skyraider... oh well nothing like history to prove you wrong is there...

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Hmm, never really thought about it, but I'm assuming that a fair amount of the A-1's where scrapped...

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A Turboprop driven Skyrider would be nice, with new avionics, a second seat in tandem and a similar airframe like the old one

 

Could the turboprop take as much damage as the original radial piston engine and keep running?. If it can't then you should add a lot of armor.

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Wouldn't a modern version of the Skyraider look a lot like this?

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The A-10 is actually (regarding the airframe itself) pretty low-tech....in a positive way.

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I also wonder if a turboprop engine would also offer the same amount of protection as the radial engine did....somehow I doubt it.

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