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Tag: A-10 Thunderbolt II

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...
Video: this Taliban Vehicle had a close encounter with A-10’s GAU-8/A Avenger Cannon
Not much is left of the vehicle following the Brrrrtttt run performed by the Warthog by means of its powerful GAU-8/A Avenger 30 mike-mike cannon. Here’s an impressive video of a Taliban vehicle having a very bad day. Taken on Jan. 24, 2018 the impressive footage in this...
74th FS pilots have been awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in support of OIR
“I loved the A-10 and its mission. It’s like a flying tank. A very raw flying experience,” Capt. James Rosenau, former A-10 pilot The desert screams by below. The clouds scream by above. Both stretch on into the horizon. It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of...
Tomcat Down in Iraq, Part I: the CSAR Mission that rescued F-14 Driver Lieutenant Devon Jones
"I had a moment of panic there. But, hey! the A-10s have those huge cannons. They opened up with their 30-mike-mike. By the time they each finished two runs there was nothing out there, just flames and dust, about 100 yd from me,” Lieutenant Devon Jones, former  VF-103 F-14A(Plus) Tomcat driver Lieutenant...
This A-10 Driver won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018
The top strafe award went to Capt. Sky Lesh due to his ability to put the most amount of bullets on targets during a specified time U.S. Air Force Capt. Sky Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base Oct. 17-20 2018. As explained by Airman 1st Class...
ANG A-10 makes emergency landing after partial loss of canopy
The A-10 pilot was evaluated by medical personnel and appears to be uninjured On Nov. 7, 2018 at about 12:30 pm local time, the 185th Air Refueling Wing received notification of an in-flight emergency from an Air National Guard A-10. The pilot, a member of the Idaho Air National Guard, reported a partial loss of the aircraft's canopy. According to the...
That time a crewless RAF Tornado flew away after the Navigator ejected himself and his pilot from their serviceable aircraft
  We may only imagine the front-seater's feelings as, from his parachute, he watched his Tornado disappearing over the horizon The following article contains excerpts from Group Captain Ian Hall's story titled Blind and Deaf which appears in Ian Hall’s book Tornado Boys. Over the years there have been all sorts of odd instances of aircraft being left without the optimum number of...
Too Many in the Stack: A-10 pilot tells the story of a night, risky mission flown in bad weather, in congested airspace
One A-10 pilot who almost collided with a UAV when it arrived in his airspace unannounced commented, 'This thing hits me and I have to eject over who knows where, while the Predator operator simply sets down his cup of coffee!' The A-10 Thunderbolt II, or the ‘Warthog’, is the world’s premier close air support aircraft. Originally designed to thwart the...

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