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More: USA - Air Force
More: Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II
More: Las Vegas - Nellis AFB (LSV / KLSV)
More: USA - Nevada, October 29, 2008
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More: Shawn Byers
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A visitor from - posted Fri November 28, 2008:
I am assuming the aileron position is due to their dual purpose of acting as speed brakes. Would love for someone to clarify.

A visitor from - posted Fri November 28, 2008:
They are the speedbrakes

A visitor from United States posted Fri November 28, 2008:
Its so sharp, its in Las Vegas... oh the memories.. brings me back to the greatest game "Jane's USAF" and, the plane looks like a toy for some reason.

A visitor from - posted Fri November 28, 2008:
Nice one!
To the visitor from NZ, please note the A-10 has splitted ailerons that work also as air brakes. For this reason both sides are deflected up (and down too, albeit not seen)

A visitor from Spain posted Thu November 27, 2008:
Good picture but I wonder how can the aircraft be turning with both ailerons up?

A visitor from New Zealand posted Tue November 25, 2008:
Unusual Image, the a/c banking to the right, but the l/h alerion appears to be more defelcted (+) than the r/h alerion which would normally be associated with the a/c banking to the left.

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 25, 2008:
Son of a gun! That's a good shot.

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