A-10 Thunderbolt II

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

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

Boeing Starts New A-10 Warthog Wing Deliveries to USAF

Boeing’s previous experience with the A-10 includes delivering 173 enhanced A-10 wing assemblies under a separate contract. Boeing, in partnership… Read More

2 years ago

Former A-10 pilot explains how he was able to listen to music (also via KC-10 Tankers) aboard his Warthog during cross Country Flights

Fighter pilots are not allowed to carry music players with them. However, many fighter pilots break that rule. They just… Read More

2 years ago

A-10 pilot explains how the Warthog can fly and RTB when it loses hydraulic systems

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

3 years ago

“Taking off in an A-10 is like being in an old pickup when you stomp on the gas.” Former Warthog pilot describes his first flight aboard the mighty A-10.

The A-10 Warthog. The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed… Read More

3 years ago

[Video] 354th Fighter Squadron Pilots Land A-10s at Fort McCoy, receive Unprepared Surface Landing certification

The cool video in this post features pilots from the Air Force's 354th Fighter Squadron "Bulldogs" out of Davis-Monthan AFB,… Read More

3 years ago

A-10 pilot who destroyed 23 tanks in one day during Operation Desert Storm reaches a historic 7,000 hours in the Warthog

“I love flying the A-10. Even after 32 years, it hasn’t gotten old,” Lt. Col. John “Karl” Marks, A-10 pilot.… Read More

3 years ago

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

The Night/Adverse Weather A-10 was redesignated the YA-10B in the early 1980s. In March 1979, the first preproduction A-10A (S/N… Read More

3 years ago

Former A-10 pilot explains why taxiing in the Warthog “feels like leg day at the gym.” (Not all of the A-10s have a parking brake!)

‘The Warthog does two things quickly: shoot bullets, and taxi. That pup wants to roll,’ Lynn Taylor, former A-10 Pilot.… Read More

3 years ago

Congress looks to Block A-10 Cut forcing USAF to pause plan for Davis-Monthan AFB Center of Excellence for CAS

The Department of the Air Force’s fiscal year 2022 budget request is seeking the retirement of 42 A-10 aircraft, 35… Read More

3 years ago

Cool time-lapse video of Blacksnake A-10 paint job

The Blacksnakes of the 122nd Fighter Wing conceptualized the A-10 design in order to commemorate 100 years of aviation in… Read More

3 years ago

Why the OV-10 (or a Bronco look-alike aircraft) could be the only suitable platform to replace the iconic A-10 Warthog

A lot of people conflate “CAS” and “COIN” which leads to base-level confusion. As recently reported the US Air Force… Read More

3 years ago

This photo shows how the A-10’s sponson on the lower wing allows the Warthog to land with the gear up and still roll (and brake!), minimizing damage to the aircraft

Selection of the A-10 Thunderbolt II for CAS mission was based on the dramatic low altitude maneuverability, lethality, “get home… Read More

3 years ago

35 of the oldest Hogs to be retired at Davis-Monthan AFB. They will be replaced by A-10 and HH-60 Pave weapons schools and test squadrons.

On Jun. 30, 2021 the Department of the Air Force announced to move close air support and rescue missions, including… Read More

3 years ago