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Wing Cracks Ground One-third Of Usaf A-10s

Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:59 pm

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RE: Wing Cracks Ground One-third Of Usaf A-10s

Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:11 pm

USAF statement says nothing of a grounding....

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123118250
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RE: Wing Cracks Ground One-third Of Usaf A-10s

Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:06 am

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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RE: Wing Cracks Ground One-third Of Usaf A-10s

Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:34 am



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."
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RE: Wing Cracks Ground One-third Of Usaf A-10s

Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:51 pm

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?
 
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RE: Wing Cracks Ground One-third Of Usaf A-10s

Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:26 pm



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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