A-10 Thunderbolt II

‘USAF plans to retire 42 A-10 Warthogs at Davis-Monthan,’ Arizona lawmaker Says

‘USAF plans to retire 42 A-10 Warthogs at Davis-Monthan,’ Arizona lawmaker Says

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Tucson, identified the proposed cuts in letters to the Air Force and to House committees that said cutting the… Read More

4 years ago

A-10 Pilot explains why Flying the Hog without Earplugs is like attending the biggest heavy metal concert in the world

“One day I went out to the jet, strapped in, reached into the little pocket on my sleeve to grab… Read More

4 years ago

A Quick Look at ‘HObIT’ the HGU-55/P Helmet Add-On that Makes the A-10 Hog More Lethal on the Battlefield

One HGU-55/P add-ons is the Hybrid Optical-based Inertial Tracker, or HObIT, which allows A-10 pilots to use their helmet-mounted cueing… Read More

4 years ago

Instead of dumping the Hog… Why not “double down?” Interesting A-10AA Close-Support Attack Aircraft proposal Surfaces on Facebook

The proposal appeared on 23RD TFW Flying Tigers Facebook page and was aimed to save the legendary Warthog. As the… Read More

4 years ago

107th Fighter Squadron A-10 Warthogs conduct Massive Elephant Walk at Selfridge Air National Guard Base

The Elephant Walk showcases the 127th Wing's Motto, We Stand Ready, and demonstrates the Wing’s readiness and ability to generate… Read More

4 years ago

“BRRRRTTTTTT + Wham, Wham:” A-10 Pilot Remembers when He Teamed up with AC-130 Gunships and Performed a Memorable Gun Run against Taliban during Operation Anaconda

‘Everything was gone. Between the gunship hitting the target with 40 mm cannon rounds and us putting 6000 lbs of… Read More

4 years ago

Two A-10 Pilots Receive Distinguished Flying Cross for Multiple BRRRRRTTTTTTT Runs on Taliban

Tice personally executed six low-altitude passes over the forces, precisely targeted Taliban fighters at four different fighting positions expending 1,140… Read More

4 years ago

The Story of Kim Campbell, the Heroic Female A-10 Pilot who Landed Her Damaged Warthog Using Only ‘Cranks and Cables’

"I am incredibly thankful to those who designed and built the A-10 as well as the maintainers who did their… Read More

4 years ago

A-10 Designer, A-10 Pilot Explain how the Warthog Became ‘The Most Survivable Plane Ever Built’

‘The Hawg doesn’t mind the risk of taking some fire to get the job done, because it’s been built to… Read More

4 years ago

Cool Video Shows A-10C 80-0275 Performing With New A-10C Thunderbolt II Demo Team Heritage Paint Scheme

The excellent video in this post features A-10C 80-0275 with new A-10C Thunderbolt II Demo Team Heritage paint scheme performing… Read More

4 years ago

48$ Million A-10 Re-Winging Contract Awarded to CPI Aerostructures

CPI Aerostructures will deliver structural assemblies and subassemblies for the wings of the A-10. The first delivery is expected in… Read More

5 years ago

USAF Selects Boeing to Replace Remaining A-10 Warthog Wings

The USAF ordered 27 A-10 wing sets immediately at contract award. Boeing will continue its legacy of A-10 Thunderbolt II… Read More

5 years ago

This A-10 is The Last Hog to receive New Wings (For Now)

The new wings for the A-10 fleet are expected to last for up to 10,000 equivalent flight hours without a… Read More

5 years ago

Warthog Pit Stop: Check Out these photos of USAF A-10 Attack Aircraft Undergoing Maintenance

The interesting photos in this post feature A-10 Warthog attack aircraft undergoing maintenance in an Ogden Air Logistics Complex maintenance… Read More

5 years ago

A-10 Thunderbolt II inadvertently drops three BDU-33 Training Munitions after Bird Strike

The BDU-33 is a 25-pound training munition used to simulate the Mk-82 500-pound bomb. It is approximately 22 and a… Read More

5 years ago

Hawgs in the Wild: USAF A-10s train to land in austere environments

Landing in austere conditions is a task the A-10 Thunderbolt II is well designed for. The aircraft’s twin engines are… Read More

5 years ago

A-10 Warthog pilot recalls lessons learned as POW

On his 30th mission in Desert Storm, enemy forces shot down Lt. Col. Rob “Sweetness” Sweet’s A-10 Thunderbolt II attack… Read More

5 years ago