A-10

USAF Avionics Technician explains why Scaled Composites ARES was like a mini A-10 Warthog

USAF Avionics Technician explains why Scaled Composites ARES was like a mini A-10 Warthog

The Scaled Composites ARES Agile Responsive Effective Support (ARES) is a full-scale proof-of-concept demonstrator that was developed as a concept… Read More

1 week ago

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

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

1 month ago

After nearly 50 years at Davis-Monthan, the 355th Wing begins divesting its fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base begins divesting its fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft After nearly 50 years at Davis-Monthan Air… 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

2 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

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

12 months 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