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Wing Cracks Ground One-third Of Usaf A-10s  
User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

Interesting article in Flight International.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...round-one-third-of-usaf-a-10s.html

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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3592 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
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USAF statement says nothing of a grounding....

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123118250



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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3203 times:

Just to calrify, the A-10 fleet is undergoing a complete re-winging process at DMAFB. The fatigue cracks are not an issue on the new-winged aircraft.


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User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3109 times:



Quoting PhilSquares (Thread starter):
Just to calrify, the A-10 fleet is undergoing a complete re-winging process at DMAFB. The fatigue cracks are not an issue on the new-winged aircraft.

Fair use excerpt "The USAF operates a total of about 360 A-10s, of which the oldest roughly 240 were manufactured with "thin-skin" wings. All of the grounded aircraft come from the thin-wing fleet."


User currently offlinePlayloud From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

Didn't they thin the skin of the F-35 to save weight? Would the F-35 run into this same problem in the future?

User currently offlineGsosbee From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2910 times:



Quoting Playloud (Reply 4):
Didn't they thin the skin of the F-35 to save weight? Would the F-35 run into this same problem in the future?

Depends on loads and use, but at some point - yes.


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