close air support

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

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

1 week 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 weeks ago

SEAL JTAC explains why the Navy F-14 Tomcat crews were the best for Close Air Support (Only matched by those of USMC F/A-18Ds)

The F-14 Tomcat after the Cold War The iconic F-14 Tomcat was almost benched after the abrupt end to the… Read More

4 weeks 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

1 month ago

A-10 pilot explains why even though USAF wants to retire it the Warthog is still the best CAS aircraft

After more modern aircraft had gone through first to clear the air and suppress the air defenses in a high-threat… Read More

7 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

7 months ago

USAF Aircraft Armament System Specialist explains why the A-10 Warthog can’t effectively provide CAS in a near-peer war

‘The properties that make the A-10 a great CAS platform, are also some of its biggest weaknesses,’ Scott Moser, former… Read More

8 months ago

Bye-bye to BRRRT: Moody AFB to replace A-10s with F-35s, Idaho ANG to replace A-10s with F-16s

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

8 months ago

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

Although the USAF would like to retire 33 older F-22 stealth fighter jets, it appears the committee is still not… Read More

8 months 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

9 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

11 months 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

11 months 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

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

1 year ago

USAF is conducting wind tunnel testing of GBU-38 mixed load configuration on B-52H Stratofortress bomber

The USAF is testing and evaluating the release of a GBU-38 from a B-52H Stratofortress with new load configurations in… Read More

1 year 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