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Tag: A-10A

How this A-10 was able to RTB after her right engine had been struck by an Iraqi SAM [today the aircraft's damaged cowling is on display at the National Guard Museum]
"This is a true testament to the combat survivability of the A-10," Maj. Gary "Wolfman" Wolf (retired), former A-10 pilot During the opening stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), the then 110th Fighter Wing (FW) was flying A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft in direct support of Coalition ground forces. Affectionately known as "Warthog," the A-10 has a well-deserved reputation for toughness...

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