A-10 Warthog

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

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

1 year 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

1 year ago

No runway? No problem! An MC-130J Commando II, an MQ-9 Reaper (for the first time), two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and two MH-6 Little Birds land on Highways

The video video in this post features an MC-130J Commando II, an MQ-9 Reaper, two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs and two… Read More

1 year ago

A-10 Pilot explains how the Mighty Warthog Stacks Up Against MANPADS

“MANPADS s**k. They're Gollum... and you're Frodo, flying around in The One Ring,” Lynn Taylor, former A-10 Warthog pilot. The… Read More

1 year ago

A-10C Warthog retired to 309 AMARG after 14,125 flight hours and after 43 Years of Service

This is the first of 21 A-10 Warthog CAS aircraft authorized to be retired under the FY23 National Defense Authorization… Read More

1 year ago

The Warthog returns to Middle East in what could be one of the last A-10 deployments in the theater

The first A-10 Warthog Close Air Support (CAS) aircraft arrived in the US Central Command area of responsibility at Al… Read More

1 year ago

USAF is Subtracting A-10 from ‘4+1’ Fighter Plan given that all Warthogs will be retired by 2029

USAF Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr. said on Mar. 7, 2023 the service would likely retire all its… Read More

1 year ago

USAF wants to retire 310 aircraft (including 42 A-10s and 32 F-22s) to put greater dollars toward NGAD fighter and Collaborative Combat Aircraft

In FY24, officials are asking Congress permission to bid adieu to fleets like the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar… Read More

1 year ago

Meet A-10 pilot Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell, the Heroic Warthog driver who Landed Her Damaged Thunderbolt II Using Only ‘Cranks and Cables’

After her last rocket pass, Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell was maneuvering off-target when she felt and heard a large explosion… Read More

1 year ago

A-7D Vs A-10: the forgotten fly off where the Warthog proved to be better than the SLUF as close air-support aircraft

The aim of the fly off was to evaluate whether the new YA-10 was sufficiently better than the A-7D to… Read More

1 year ago

A-10 Pilot explains why the Warthog has a Window Wash System (and almost Nobody Knows about it)

‘Simply push a button in the cockpit and window wash fluid would be dispensed from nozzles at the base of… Read More

1 year ago

A-10 Pilots explain how they were able to Shot Down two Iraqi helicopters during Operation Desert Storm by means of their Warthogs’ 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling gun

‘What about the AIM-9? No the desert sand is probably hotter than the target-it’s a good gun shot,’ Capt. Todd… Read More

1 year ago

F-16 Vs A-10: why Viper’s CAS Variants failed to replace the Warthog

In 1991, 24 F-16 Block 10 aircraft were armed with the 30 mm GAU-13/A four-barrel derivative of the seven-barrel GAU-8/A… Read More

1 year ago

Former USAF Life Support Technician tells the story of the A-10 Warthog pilot who loved to listen to The Doors during strafing runs

‘Curious, I grabbed his G-suit off the rack. Sure enough, there was a Sony Walkman (tape, this is 1983) in… Read More

2 years ago

Former A-10 pilot explains why even though the Warthog is an amazing aircraft USAF doesn’t build more A-10s

‘Building more A-10 Warthog CAS aircraft would be the simple and easy, yet highly effective, solution to a vexing problem… Read More

2 years ago

“Low thrust, Not enough thrust, Engines that don’t generate enough thrust.” Former A-10 pilot explains why the engines are the biggest weakness of the Warthog.

‘We joke that the A-10 is really a single-engine aircraft, with half an engine on each side,’ Lynn Taylor, former… Read More

2 years ago

A-10 pilot explains why the Warthog would win a fight against an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter all other things being equal (pilot skill, full weapons load, clear weather)

‘All other things being equal (pilot skill, full weapons load, clear weather, etc.), the A-10 has the clear advantage, and… Read More

2 years ago