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U.S. fighter jet hit during Afghanistan mission

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An American F-16 took fire over Afghanistan last Tuesday, forcing the pilot to make an unscheduled landing. The Pentagon did not disclose the incident until media reports emerged. According to Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis, the plane was hit by small-arms fire, damaging one of the plane's stabilizers. That forced the pilot to jettison two external fuel tanks and three pieces of munitions before landing safely. (www.cnn.com) More...

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TorstenHoff
Torsten Hoff 2
And the Air Force wants to retire the A-10...

preacher1
preacher1 4
Wonder what that would have done to an F-35? They should have just unloaded the munitions in the vicinity of the enemy fire and THEN came back to base.

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