A-10 Thunderbolt II

Warthog Pilot explains why A-10 Drivers often boresight the AGM-65 Air-to-surface missile on wingman rather than on a ground target

Warthog Pilot explains why A-10 Drivers often boresight the AGM-65 Air-to-surface missile on wingman rather than on a ground target

The AGM-65 Maverick The US Air Force (USAF) accepted the first AGM-65A Maverick in August 1972. A total of 25,750… Read More

5 days ago

163rd Fighter Squadron Blacksnakes receives First F-16 Vipers after A-10C divestment

Last 163rd Fighter Squadron A-10C The end of August 2023, a final sendoff of IN coded A-10C, with serial number… Read More

1 month ago

USAF Deploys A-10 Warthog CAS Aircraft to CENTCOM After Hamas Attacks on Israel

A-10 deployed to CENTCOM after Hamas Attacks on Israel On Oct. 12, 2023 A-10 Thunderbolt II CAS aircraft from the… Read More

2 months ago

When the Warthog became Snowhog: the story of the A-10 that received a unique arctic camouflage

Not long after arriving at Eielson, A-10 Warthog 80-221 was repainted in an arctic camouflage scheme. This was done as… Read More

2 months ago

Warthog pilot tells why ‘Taxiing in the A-10 feels like leg day at the gym.’ (Not all of the Warthogs have a parking brake!)

‘A parking brake would have been nice. It’s on my list of given carte blanche, how would you improve upon… Read More

3 months ago

A-10 pilot explains why even though USAF wants to retire it the Warthog is still the best CAS aircraft

After more modern aircraft had gone through first to clear the air and suppress the air defenses in a high-threat… Read More

4 months ago

US Sending Destroyer, F-35s, F-16s to Protect Merchant Ships in Middle East After ‘Alarming’ Actions by Iran, Pentagon Says

The US dispatched F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighters and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters to supplement forces already in US… Read More

5 months ago

A-10 Pilot explains why although you can fire the GAU-8A Avenger gun while the Warthog is inverted you’d better not do it

‘In short… yes. Mechanically, it still works great upside down, but it would be a rare situation when you’d want… Read More

5 months ago

USAF Aircraft Armament System Specialist explains why the A-10 Warthog can’t effectively provide CAS in a near-peer war

‘The properties that make the A-10 a great CAS platform, are also some of its biggest weaknesses,’ Scott Moser, former… Read More

5 months ago

Bye-bye to BRRRT: Moody AFB to replace A-10s with F-35s, Idaho ANG to replace A-10s with F-16s

The USAF Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr. said on Mar. 7, 2023 the service would likely retire all… Read More

5 months ago

Senate Panel to Allow the retirement of 42 A-10 CAS aircraft, but not that of the 33 not combat-coded F-22 fighter jets

Although the USAF would like to retire 33 older F-22 stealth fighter jets, it appears the committee is still not… Read More

5 months ago

AirLand Battle, the F-16 Vs the A-10, the Aborted A-16 and the story of why the Viper’s CAS Variant failed to replace the Warthog

Some armament folks said they could match the 30 mm cannon in the A-10 with a pod-mounted cannon for the… Read More

6 months ago

A-10 Pilot explains how the Mighty Warthog Stacks Up Against MANPADS

“MANPADS s**k. They're Gollum... and you're Frodo, flying around in The One Ring,” Lynn Taylor, former A-10 Warthog pilot. The… Read More

7 months ago

Meet A-10 pilot Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell, the Heroic Warthog driver who Landed Her Damaged Thunderbolt II Using Only ‘Cranks and Cables’

After her last rocket pass, Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell was maneuvering off-target when she felt and heard a large explosion… Read More

9 months ago

A-7D Vs A-10: the forgotten fly off where the Warthog proved to be better than the SLUF as close air-support aircraft

The aim of the fly off was to evaluate whether the new YA-10 was sufficiently better than the A-7D to… Read More

9 months ago

A-10 Pilot explains why the Warthog has a Window Wash System (and almost Nobody Knows about it)

‘Simply push a button in the cockpit and window wash fluid would be dispensed from nozzles at the base of… Read More

10 months ago