A-10

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

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-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

Bye-bye to BRRRT: Indiana ANG ‘Blacksnakes’ Prepare to replace the A-10 with the F-16

“The A-10 had unrivaled capabilities for the wars of the last 40 years but to win future conflicts, we need… 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

1 year 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

1 year 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

1 year ago

‘It was like attending the biggest heavy metal concert in the world!’ A-10 pilot tells the story of when he flew his Warthog without wearing the earplugs

‘Imagine yourself at the biggest heavy metal concert in the world. In the front row. With your head strapped to… Read More

2 years ago

Video features A-10 Warthog CAS aircraft operating from Rogers Dry Lake Bed as part of ACE training

The 412th Operations Support Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base hosted four A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 355th Wing out… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being loaded with weapons on a US Highway for the first time

The exercise featured several firsts including the first time a US Air Force aircraft had weapons loaded on a public… Read More

2 years ago

USAF A-10 Warthog CAS aircraft getting the Common Open Secure Mission Computer to enhance air dominance and improve sustainability

The USAF will swap the A-10 Warthog mission computer with a new one from Raytheon Intelligence & Space. The US… Read More

2 years ago

Boeing Starts New A-10 Warthog Wing Deliveries to USAF

Boeing’s previous experience with the A-10 includes delivering 173 enhanced A-10 wing assemblies under a separate contract. Boeing, in partnership… Read More

2 years ago

Former A-10 pilot explains how he was able to listen to music (also via KC-10 Tankers) aboard his Warthog during cross Country Flights

Fighter pilots are not allowed to carry music players with them. However, many fighter pilots break that rule. They just… Read More

2 years ago

Former A-10 Pilot explains how a Warthog could BRRRRRRRRTTTTTTTT a Star Wars AT-AT

‘AT-ATs have a lot in common with tanks,’ Lynn Taylor, former A-10 Warthog pilot. The All Terrain Armored Transport, or… Read More

2 years ago

A-10 Pilot explains how the CCIP Gun/Rockets mode on the Warthog calculate Range and Impact Point without Radar

How does the CCIP gun/rockets mode on the A-10 Warthog calculate range and impact point without a radar? A Constantly… Read More

2 years ago

Did you know the A-10 Warthog’s GAU-8/A Avenger Gun had to be destabilized a little to get more Bullet Dispersion because it was Too Precise?

Something almost no one knows about the A-10 Warthog’s GAU-8/A Avenger is that the initial Gun design was too precise,… Read More

2 years ago

The story of the A-10 Warthog Firefighting Aircraft that never was

In 2014, when the USAF announced that they wanted to retire the A-10 Warthog CAS jets, a company did propose… Read More

2 years ago