A-10 Thunderbolt II

A-10 Pilot tells how a Warthog could BRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTT a Star Wars AT-AT

A-10 Pilot tells how a Warthog could BRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTT a Star Wars AT-AT

The A-10 Warthog The A-10 Thunderbolt II (dubbed Warthog by its aircrews) is the first US Air Force (USAF) aircraft… Read More

3 weeks ago

USAF Avionics Technician explains why Scaled Composites ARES was like a mini A-10 Warthog

The Scaled Composites ARES Agile Responsive Effective Support (ARES) is a full-scale proof-of-concept demonstrator that was developed as a concept… Read More

1 month ago

Viper Fanboy who Became Warthog pilot tells why he would never trade its A-10 for an F-16

The F-16 The combat-proven F-16 has proven itself as the world’s most capable 4th generation multi-role fighter, serving as the workhorse of… Read More

2 months ago

It is truly the end of an era: 2024 A-10C Demonstration season will be the Farewell Tour for the A-10 Demo Team

The 2024 A-10C Demonstration season will be the final Farewell Tour for the A-10 Demo Team The A-10C Thunderbolt II… Read More

2 months ago

A-10 pilot explains why the Warthog’s GAU-8/A Avenger Gun had to be destabilized a little to get more Bullet Dispersion

A-10 Warthog Gun The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon that is typically mounted in the US… Read More

3 months ago

After nearly 50 years at Davis-Monthan, the 355th Wing begins divesting its fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base begins divesting its fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft After nearly 50 years at Davis-Monthan Air… Read More

3 months ago

A-10 Pilot explains why MANPADS are like Gollum, the Warthog like Frodo and why the Thunderbolt II is quite survivable against them

The A-10 Warthog The A-10 is the Air Force's premier close air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on… Read More

4 months ago

The only two-seat Warthog ever built: the story of the YA-10B (formerly Night/Adverse Weather A-10)

The A-10 Thunderbolt II The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first US Air Force (USAF) aircraft designed specifically for close… Read More

4 months ago

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

6 months 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

7 months 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

7 months ago

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

The A-10 Warthog The first production A-10A was delivered to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., in October 1975. Ground… Read More

8 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!)

The A-10 Warthog The A-10 Thunderbolt II (affectionally dubbed as the Warthog) was designed specifically for the close air support… Read More

9 months ago

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

USAF wants to retire the A-10 Warthog As already reported US Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown… Read More

10 months ago

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

Alarming Actions by Iran The Defense Department on Jul. 17, 2023 announced in a news release an increased presence in… Read More

10 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

The A-10 Warthog GAU-8A Avenger gun Installed in all production A-10 attack aircraft as well as in both YA-10As (in… Read More

10 months ago