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The plane is carrying two 1,000 lb bombs, twelve 5-inch HVAR rockets, and a Mk. XIII torpedo.
I will never understand how that much payload doesn’t snap the wings off
I see some words that we don’t generally use.
[Douglas A-1 Skyraider](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_A-1_Skyraider)
>The Douglas A-1 Skyraider (formerly AD Skyraider) is an American single-seat attack aircraft that saw service between the late 1940s and early 1980s. The Skyraider had a remarkably long and successful career; it became a piston-powered, propeller-driven anachronism in the jet age, and was nicknamed “Spad”, after the French World War I fighter.It was operated by the United States Navy (USN), the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and the United States Air Force (USAF), and also saw service with the British Royal Navy, the French Air Force, the Republic of Vietnam Air Force (VNAF), and others. It remained in U.S. service until the early 1970s.
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We should be using those now for CAS. Rugged, easy to work on, cheap to build.
A little titanium around the cockpit and modern avionics would be it a killer.