A-10 Warthog

Viper Fanboy who Became Warthog pilot tells why he would never trade its A-10 for an F-16

Viper Fanboy who Became Warthog pilot tells why he would never trade its A-10 for an F-16

The F-16 The combat-proven F-16 has proven itself as the world’s most capable 4th generation multi-role fighter, serving as the workhorse of… Read More

2 weeks ago

It is truly the end of an era: 2024 A-10C Demonstration season will be the Farewell Tour for the A-10 Demo Team

The 2024 A-10C Demonstration season will be the final Farewell Tour for the A-10 Demo Team The A-10C Thunderbolt II… Read More

1 month ago

A-10 pilot explains why the Warthog’s GAU-8/A Avenger Gun had to be destabilized a little to get more Bullet Dispersion

A-10 Warthog Gun The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon that is typically mounted in the US… Read More

2 months ago

A-10 Pilot explains why MANPADS are like Gollum, the Warthog like Frodo and why the Thunderbolt II is quite survivable against them

The A-10 Warthog The A-10 is the Air Force's premier close air support aircraft, providing invaluable protection to troops on… Read More

3 months ago

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

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

3 months ago

Warthog Pilot explains why A-10 Drivers often boresight the AGM-65 Air-to-surface missile on wingman rather than on a ground target

The AGM-65 Maverick The US Air Force (USAF) accepted the first AGM-65A Maverick in August 1972. A total of 25,750… Read More

5 months ago

USAF Deploys A-10 Warthog CAS Aircraft to CENTCOM After Hamas Attacks on Israel

A-10 deployed to CENTCOM after Hamas Attacks on Israel On Oct. 12, 2023 A-10 Thunderbolt II CAS aircraft from the… Read More

6 months ago

When the Warthog became Snowhog: the story of the A-10 that received a unique arctic camouflage

The A-10 Warthog The first production A-10A was delivered to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (AFB), Ariz., in October 1975. Ground… Read More

7 months ago

Time-lapse video shows Moody Maintainers replacing damaged horizontal stabilizer of an A-10 Warthog to prevent it from being decommissioned

Damaged A-10 Warthog Filmed by Airman 1st Class Leonid Soubbotine, 23rd Wing Public Affairs, at Moody Air Force Base (AFB)… Read More

8 months ago

Warthog pilot tells why ‘Taxiing in the A-10 feels like leg day at the gym.’ (Not all of the Warthogs have a parking brake!)

The A-10 Warthog The A-10 Thunderbolt II (affectionally dubbed as the Warthog) was designed specifically for the close air support… Read More

8 months ago

A-10 pilot explains why even though USAF wants to retire it the Warthog is still the best CAS aircraft

USAF wants to retire the A-10 Warthog As already reported US Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown… Read More

9 months ago

A-10 Pilot explains why although you can fire the GAU-8A Avenger gun while the Warthog is inverted you’d better not do it

The A-10 Warthog GAU-8A Avenger gun Installed in all production A-10 attack aircraft as well as in both YA-10As (in… Read More

9 months ago

USAF Aircraft Armament System Specialist explains why the A-10 Warthog can’t effectively provide CAS in a near-peer war

The A-10 retirement As already reported US Air Force (USAF) Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr. said on Mar.… Read More

10 months ago

Bye-bye to BRRRT: Moody AFB to replace A-10s with F-35s, Idaho ANG to replace A-10s with F-16s

Moody AFB to replace A-10s The Department of the Air Force selected Moody Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia, as the… Read More

10 months ago

Senate Panel to Allow the retirement of 42 A-10 CAS aircraft, but not that of the 33 not combat-coded F-22 fighter jets

Retirement of 42 A-10 CAS aircraft On Jun. 23, 2023 the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) announced that it will… Read More

10 months ago

AirLand Battle, the F-16 Vs the A-10, the Aborted A-16 and the story of why the Viper’s CAS Variant failed to replace the Warthog

Some armament folks said they could match the 30 mm cannon in the A-10 with a pod-mounted cannon for the… Read More

11 months ago