Tag: A-10 Thunderbolt II

The USAF ordered 27 A-10 wing sets immediately at contract award. Boeing will continue its legacy of A-10 Thunderbolt II sustainment work under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), with a maximum ceiling value of $999 million. According to the company news release, under...
From 173 to 173: A-10 Re-Winging Program Complete
The new wings for the A-10 fleet are expected to last for up to 10,000 equivalent flight hours without a depot inspection. Workers at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base have installed the last of 173 new wings on A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, finalizing a project that started in...
Warthog Pit Stop: Check Out these photos of USAF A-10 Attack Aircraft Undergoing Maintenance
The interesting photos in this post feature A-10 Warthog attack aircraft undergoing maintenance in an Ogden Air Logistics Complex maintenance hangar at Hill AFB. The interesting photos in this post feature A-10 Warthog attack aircraft undergoing maintenance in an Ogden Air Logistics Complex maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah.
A-10 Thunderbolt II inadvertently drops three BDU-33 Training Munitions after Bird Strike
The BDU-33 is a 25-pound training munition used to simulate the Mk-82 500-pound bomb. It is approximately 22 and a half inches long and is blue in color. During a routine training mission, an A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 23d Fighter Group suffered a bird strike which caused an inadvertent release of...
Hawgs in the Wild: USAF A-10s train to land in austere environments
Landing in austere conditions is a task the A-10 Thunderbolt II is well designed for. The aircraft’s twin engines are placed high on the aircraft, minimizing the risk the engines could be damaged during landing. During combat operations, there’s no substitute for the ability to talk face-to-face with a supporting unit. For pilots...
A-10 Warthog pilot recalls lessons learned as POW
On his 30th mission in Desert Storm, enemy forces shot down Lt. Col. Rob “Sweetness” Sweet’s A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, southwest of Basra, Iraq. “I said goodbye to myself because I thought I was a dead man.” As a young first lieutenant, Lt. Col. Rob “Sweetness” Sweet, never thought he’d...
Pentagon completes A-10, F-35 CAS Comparative Testing
While the flights were intensive and instructive, he noted the tests were not a fly-off. The Pentagon finished comparative testing of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-35 and A-10 to measure their performance in combat search-and-rescue (CSAR), close air support (CAS), and airborne forward air control (FAC(A)) missions wrapped up earlier this spring....
USAF is getting ready for next A-10 re-winging contract
The next contract for the A-10 Thunderbolt II Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit is going through source selection and is expected to be awarded this fall. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is getting ready for the next A-10 Warthog contract to re-wing more of the close-air support aircraft. USAF spokeswoman...
74th EFS A-10s receive Gallant Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action against ISIS
As only the fifth recipient and the first squadron to receive this award since its inception in 2001, the Gallant Unit Citation justification detailed how with “only 12 aircraft, the 74 EFS struck 44 percent of all targets in OIR, which resulted in the liberation of Raqqa, the decimation of ISIS war-making revenue streams, and the...
Check out these cool photos of A-10 Hogs escorting MV-22 Osprey over Hawaii
MV-22 and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted training consisting of a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel scenario and a combat search and rescue scenario Taken on Feb. 26, 2019 the cool photos in this post features U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force...

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