Tag: A-10 Warthog

Did you know the F-111 Killed More Tanks than the A-10 during Operation Desert Storm?
Using PAVE Tack targeting pods combined with LGBs, the F-111 Aardvarks took out over 1,500 Iraqi armored vehicles. By contrast the A-10 Warthogs destroyed “only” 900 Iraqi military vehicles. According to the interesting video in this post, the almost forgotten General Dynamics F-111 killed more tanks than the beloved A-10 Warthog during Operation...
The USAF ordered 27 A-10 wing sets immediately at contract award. Boeing will continue its legacy of A-10 Thunderbolt II sustainment work under an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), with a maximum ceiling value of $999 million. According to the company news release, under...
Artic BRRRRTTTT: When the Warthog became Snowhog
The only difference between the two 'hogs' depicted in the photos of this post is color. A snowhog is covered in arctic camouflage and a warthog is all gray or green. An important piece of early A-10 history.  Ground crewmen perform maintenance on the two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft...
Father of the iconic A-10 Warthog passes away
“I was flying wingman for the squadron commander of the 706 TFS that day. The visibility was so bad past the FLOT that we could only use our guns,” Richard Pauly former A-10 Pilot. Filmed and narrated by U.S. Army Sergeant Dale Bartlett on Feb. 27, 1991 during Operation Desert Storm, the impressive...
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 hangar at Hill AFB. The interesting photos in this post feature A-10 Warthog attack aircraft undergoing maintenance in an Ogden Air Logistics Complex maintenance hangar at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), Utah.
“We’re fixing A-10 Warthogs to keep them as long as we can,” President Trump told airmen in South Korea
“People love A-10 Warthogs. Are they that good?” Trump said to applause. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has to hold on to the A-10 Warthog attack aircraft President Trump told airmen in South Korea on Jun. 30, 2019. As reported by Air Force Times, during his visit to Osan Air Base after...
Video animation shows how 107th FS A-10 Warthog BRRRRTTTTed a Cow during a CAS Sortie
The pilot of this A-10 Warthog was performing a CAS sortie by means of its GAU- 8/A Avenger 30 Mike Mike Cannon in an enemy village at an undisclosed location. As we have reported in April the A-10 Warthog special painted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base...
National Defense Authorization Act fully funds A-10 Warthog upgrades
Over the past several years the A-10 Warthog received little support from the USAF that pushed to retire the Warthog from FY15 onward. Full funding for A-10 Warthog upgrades next year — including re-winging them — passed the House Armed Services Committee with nary an objection. The panel approved its proposed version of the...
This A-10 Warthog BRRRRTTTTed a Cow during a CAS Mission
The story behind this Cow Kill Mark is quite interesting. The interesting photo in this post shows the A-10 special painted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB) featuring an unusual Cow Kill Mark. The story behind it...
USAF is getting ready for next A-10 re-winging contract
The next contract for the A-10 Thunderbolt II Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit is going through source selection and is expected to be awarded this fall. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is getting ready for the next A-10 Warthog contract to re-wing more of the close-air support aircraft. USAF spokeswoman...

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