Apparently, Reed Timmer, America's most recognizable storm chaser, could not believe my piece on the A-10 storm chasing aircraft that the National Science Foundation has commissioned. For a dude who drives a homemade tank, I don't think the idea of an A-10 weather sciences platform is that unbelievable, especially considering NOAA operates its own air force.

No harm done Reed, I dig the work you do, and would be happy to tag along with you on a storm chasing mission if you are in need of a spare lens! Oh, and once the NSF's 'Hog is finished I think a group shot with the Dominator is a must.

Hat tip to reader 'All4Spinning' for the heads up on this little gem!

Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address