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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...
Unique photo shows USAF A-10 with F-22 and F-16 Kill Marks
The interesting image in this post shows an A-10 Warthog featuring what they seem to be two kill marks of two (simulated) aerial victories scored against F-16 and F-22 fighter aircraft. The interesting image in this post was taken by the famous photographer Peter Steehouwer (click here and browse his site to...
Here's how two A-10`Warthogs' Killed 23 Iraqi Tanks in One Day during Operation Desert Storm
No one in uniform likes war, but as he pulled off and looked back at eight tanks burning and exploding, ammunition cooking off and creating a furious spray behind him,  Warthog pilot Eric Solomonson thought, "For an A-10 pilot it just doesn't get any better than this." The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt...
74th FS pilots have been awarded Distinguished Flying Cross for their actions in support of OIR
“I loved the A-10 and its mission. It’s like a flying tank. A very raw flying experience,” Capt. James Rosenau, former A-10 pilot The desert screams by below. The clouds scream by above. Both stretch on into the horizon. It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of...
Too Many in the Stack: A-10 pilot tells the story of a night, risky mission flown in bad weather, in congested airspace
One A-10 pilot who almost collided with a UAV when it arrived in his airspace unannounced commented, 'This thing hits me and I have to eject over who knows where, while the Predator operator simply sets down his cup of coffee!' The A-10 Thunderbolt II, or the ‘Warthog’, is the world’s premier close air support aircraft. Originally designed to thwart the...

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