A-10 Thunderbolt II

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

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

12 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

Bye-bye to BRRRT: Indiana ANG ‘Blacksnakes’ Prepare to replace the A-10 with the F-16

“The A-10 had unrivaled capabilities for the wars of the last 40 years but to win future conflicts, we need… Read More

1 year ago

A-10 Pilots explain how they were able to Shot Down two Iraqi helicopters during Operation Desert Storm by means of their Warthogs’ 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling gun

‘What about the AIM-9? No the desert sand is probably hotter than the target-it’s a good gun shot,’ Capt. Todd… Read More

1 year ago

F-16 Vs A-10: why Viper’s CAS Variants failed to replace the Warthog

In 1991, 24 F-16 Block 10 aircraft were armed with the 30 mm GAU-13/A four-barrel derivative of the seven-barrel GAU-8/A… Read More

1 year ago

Former USAF Life Support Technician tells the story of the A-10 Warthog pilot who loved to listen to The Doors during strafing runs

‘Curious, I grabbed his G-suit off the rack. Sure enough, there was a Sony Walkman (tape, this is 1983) in… Read More

1 year ago

This A-10C pilot received the Distinguished Flying Cross for exceptional flying skill by BRRRRTTTTing as close as five meters from friendly forces

“The quality training the A-10 community provided and faith in the superb capability of the A-10 gun system helped us… Read More

1 year ago

Former A-10 pilot explains why even though the Warthog is an amazing aircraft USAF doesn’t build more A-10s

‘Building more A-10 Warthog CAS aircraft would be the simple and easy, yet highly effective, solution to a vexing problem… Read More

1 year ago

“Low thrust, Not enough thrust, Engines that don’t generate enough thrust.” Former A-10 pilot explains why the engines are the biggest weakness of the Warthog.

‘We joke that the A-10 is really a single-engine aircraft, with half an engine on each side,’ Lynn Taylor, former… Read More

1 year ago

A-10 pilot explains why the Warthog would win a fight against an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter all other things being equal (pilot skill, full weapons load, clear weather)

‘All other things being equal (pilot skill, full weapons load, clear weather, etc.), the A-10 has the clear advantage, and… Read More

1 year ago

First operational F-16 pilot to fly with Auto GCAS reaches 4000-hour milestone in the Viper

Lt. Col. Kevin “Mongo” Jens’ military flight time totals close to 5,000 hours, which includes active duty combat time in… Read More

2 years ago

‘It was like attending the biggest heavy metal concert in the world!’ A-10 pilot tells the story of when he flew his Warthog without wearing the earplugs

‘Imagine yourself at the biggest heavy metal concert in the world. In the front row. With your head strapped to… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being loaded with weapons on a US Highway for the first time

The exercise featured several firsts including the first time a US Air Force aircraft had weapons loaded on a public… Read More

2 years ago

USAF plans to divest 33 F-22 Stealth Fighters rejected by HASC that instead wants to Upgrade Oldest Raptors

The USAF’s plans to divest its oldest 33 F-22 Raptor fighters met with a sharp rebuke from the House Armed… Read More

2 years ago

USAF A-10 Warthog CAS aircraft getting the Common Open Secure Mission Computer to enhance air dominance and improve sustainability

The USAF will swap the A-10 Warthog mission computer with a new one from Raytheon Intelligence & Space. The US… Read More

2 years ago

A-10 Warthog CAS aircraft to land on Michigan highway on Jun. 28

Northern Agility 22-1 will showcase A-10 Warthog, AFSOC MC-12W and U-28A aircraft conducting agile combat employment at Sawyer International Airport… Read More

2 years ago