Tag: A-10 Thunderbolt II

The unknown story of an A-10 CAS mission performed to support Special Forces deployed in Afghanistan
Just as the A-10s and the helicopters were returning to base, the Special Forces men discovered that they had forgotten one member of the team on the ground. Immediately Stock went back to the extraction location and he saw a man wandering around that location... The now deactivated 103rd Fighter Squadron (FS) from 111th Fighter Wing (FW) has been among...
Beautiful footage shows 107th FS A-10 Warthogs landing on abandoned runway in Estonia
The A-10 can be serviced and operated from austere bases with limited facilities near battle areas Taken on Jun. 7, 2018 the beautiful footage in this post shows U.S. Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthogs", assigned to 107th Fighter Squadron (FS), conduct austere landing training on an old abandoned runway with support from 321st Special Tactics Squadron Combat Controllers,...
107th Fighter Squadron returns to Normandy after 74 years to commemorate the D-Day invasion
Flying their first mission in France since WW II, two 107th Fighter Squadron pilots escorted C-130 Hercules airlifters and similar aircraft from multiple nations as they dropped about 500 paratroops near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, the same town where paratroopers landed as part of D-Day For the first time in 74 years, the Red Devils have performed reconnaissance over the beaches of Normandy, France,...
USAF releases request for proposal to re-wing 112 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs
The USAF aims to maintain a fleet of 285 A-10 aircraft out into the 2030s According Jane's, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to re-wing about 100 of its Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II close air support (CAS) aircraft. The RFP for the A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced Wing Continuation Kitting (ATTACK) program, which was released on May 25,...
USAF to receive first wing set replacements for its A-10 tank busters in 2019
The USAF has already rewinged 173 A-10s, but 109 Warthogs (one-third of the fleet) are still flying with their original wings and are in desperate need of wing set replacements or the service will be forced to start grounding them According Defense News the U.S. Air Force (USAF) can continue installing new wings on the venerable A-10 Warthog thanks to $103...
A-10 pilot who landed his Hog gear up has been awarded Joe Foss Award for Excellence
During a strafing run in the A-10 on Jul. 20, 2017, the cannon jammed which caused the canopy to jettison in mid-air. Compounding the issue, the attack jet’s landing gear was locked in the up position. Despite the difficulties, Maj. Brett DeVries was able to recover the aircraft and performing an emergency landing For the first time since 2013, the...
How this A-10 was able to RTB after her right engine had been struck by an Iraqi SAM [today the aircraft's damaged cowling is on display at the National Guard Museum]
"This is a true testament to the combat survivability of the A-10," Maj. Gary "Wolfman" Wolf (retired), former A-10 pilot During the opening stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the then 110th Fighter Wing (FW) was flying A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft in direct support of Coalition ground forces. Affectionately known as "Warthog," the A-10 has a well-deserved reputation for toughness...
A-29 and AT-6 shortlisted for OA-X, Scorpion rejected
The news comes as a blow for joint venture Textron AirLand’s five-year-old campaign to win the endorsement of the USAF for the company-funded Scorpion As reported by Flight Global, the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has excluded the Textron AirLand Scorpion light-attack aircraft from the next phase of its OA-X experiment, leaving Textron Aviation's Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine and the Sierra Nevada/Embraer...
BRRRRRRTTTTTT!!!! How USAF A-10 tank busters shot down two Iraqi helicopters during Operation Desert Storm
"I put another 100 rounds down, and the helicopter jinked right into the last burst; the helicopter looked like it had been hit by a bomb," Capt. Robert "Swaino" Swain, A-10 pilot The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II was designed for close air support (CAS) of friendly ground troops, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground...
Impressive footage shows the F-35B testing the podded GAU-22/A Gun. But it's not a BRRRRRTTTTTTT video
Even if the GAU-22/A gun doesn't feature the same raw power of the A-10's GAU-8/A Avenger, the Joint Strike Fighter is ready for next year CAS flyoff between the F-35 and A-10 Taken at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pax River, the interesting video in this post shows F-35B BF-01 completing the first ever aircraft-mounted test-fire of the podded GAU-22/A gun. According...