A-10

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?

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

A-10 pilot explains why Warthog drivers often boresight the AGM-65 Maverick on wingman rather than on a ground target

‘The rumors are true! We often boresight the missile while in the air, usually on a wingman,’ Lynn Taylor, former… Read More

2 years ago

Congress approves the retirement of more than 160 USAF aircraft but forbids the retirement of the A-10

The USAF will be permitted to retire all the aircraft it proposed to divest except the A-10 in its FY22… Read More

3 years ago

Mission capable rates dropped in 2021 for every USAF fighter type except the A-10

The USAF aims for mission capable rates between 75 percent and 80 percent on most aircraft, but none stood at… Read More

3 years ago

A-10 Warthog that crash landed after being damaged by misfired cannon is back flying again after 4 years

During a training mission over Michigan’s Grayling Air Gunnery Range on Jul. 20, 2017, Capt. Brett DeVries flew 80-0264 back… Read More

3 years ago

A-10 pilot tells how many bullets the Warthog’s GAU-8/A cannon carries into battle and for how long the Avenger can fire continuously

A-10 Warthog GAU-8/A cannon The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-style autocannon that is… Read More

3 years ago

A-10 pilot explains how the Warthog can fly and RTB when it loses hydraulic systems

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

3 years ago

“Taking off in an A-10 is like being in an old pickup when you stomp on the gas.” Former Warthog pilot describes his first flight aboard the mighty A-10.

The A-10 Warthog. The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed… Read More

3 years ago

Cool GoPro cockpit footage of A-10 Warthog aircraft takeoff and landing on Highway in the US

This had been the first time in history that the USAF has purposely landed modern aircraft on a civilian roadway… Read More

3 years ago

Former A-10 pilot explains why taxiing in the Warthog “feels like leg day at the gym.” (Not all of the A-10s have a parking brake!)

‘The Warthog does two things quickly: shoot bullets, and taxi. That pup wants to roll,’ Lynn Taylor, former A-10 Pilot.… Read More

3 years ago

Congress looks to Block A-10 Cut forcing USAF to pause plan for Davis-Monthan AFB Center of Excellence for CAS

The Department of the Air Force’s fiscal year 2022 budget request is seeking the retirement of 42 A-10 aircraft, 35… Read More

3 years ago

“USAF will reduce its fighter inventory from seven fleets to four, and the F-22 Raptor is not on the service short list,” Air Force Chief of Staff said

The objective mix will include the A-10 “for a while”; the Next-Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) system; the F-35, “which will… Read More

3 years ago

The F-35A fleet is now the second-largest in the US Air Force’s inventory, behind the F-16

There are now 283 Lightning IIs in the USAF’s arsenal, compared to 281 A-10s, 234 F-15C/Ds, and 218 F-15Es. US… Read More

3 years ago

Medal of Honor sought for A-10 pilot who was shot down and killed in his Hog during Operation Desert Storm while trying to save his wingman who was also shot down by the Iraqis

F-15 pilot and Chief of Staff of the Florida Air National Guard, Brigadier Gen. Jim Demarest, is starting a campaign… Read More

3 years ago

A-10 pilot who destroyed 23 Iraqi tanks in one day during Operation Desert Storm is about to clock 7,000 hours on the mighty Warthog

Lt. Col. John “Karl” Marks is just 100 hours shy of reaching 7,000 hours in the A-10 Warthog cockpit, securely… Read More

3 years ago