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This A-10 Warthog BRRRRTTTTed a Cow during a CAS Mission
The story behind this Cow Kill Mark is quite interesting. The interesting photo in this post shows the A-10 special painted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB) featuring an unusual Cow Kill Mark. The story behind it...
Video: this Taliban Vehicle had a close encounter with A-10’s GAU-8/A Avenger Cannon
Not much is left of the vehicle following the Brrrrtttt run performed by the Warthog by means of its powerful GAU-8/A Avenger 30 mike-mike cannon. Here’s an impressive video of a Taliban vehicle having a very bad day. Taken on Jan. 24, 2018 the impressive footage in this...
Here's how two A-10`Warthogs' Killed 23 Iraqi Tanks in One Day during Operation Desert Storm
No one in uniform likes war, but as he pulled off and looked back at eight tanks burning and exploding, ammunition cooking off and creating a furious spray behind him,  Warthog pilot Eric Solomonson thought, "For an A-10 pilot it just doesn't get any better than this." The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt...
Father of the iconic A-10 Warthog passes away
"There was a major in the Air Force . . . . He saw the first couple of ones. He said, 'Geez, that thing is as ugly as a warthog.' And it stuck," Elliot Kazan manager for the development of the A-10 Thunderbolt II The man who is widely credited as the father of the Fairchild Republic A-10 has passed away. Elliot Kazan...
USAF to receive first wing set replacements for its A-10 tank busters in 2019
The USAF has already rewinged 173 A-10s, but 109 Warthogs (one-third of the fleet) are still flying with their original wings and are in desperate need of wing set replacements or the service will be forced to start grounding them According Defense News the U.S. Air Force (USAF) can continue installing new wings on the venerable A-10 Warthog thanks to $103...
BRRRRRRTTTTTT!!!! How USAF A-10 tank busters shot down two Iraqi helicopters during Operation Desert Storm
"I put another 100 rounds down, and the helicopter jinked right into the last burst; the helicopter looked like it had been hit by a bomb," Capt. Robert "Swaino" Swain, A-10 pilot The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II was designed for close air support (CAS) of friendly ground troops, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground...
Here's why F-16's CAS variants failed to replace the A-10 Warthog
The F-16's performance in Desert Storm was inferior to the A-10 in the CAS role, primarily because the F-16 was extensively vulnerable to ground fire down low... In the attempt to replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II, in the 1980's the U.S. Air Force (USAF) started to develop the A-16, a close air support (CAS) version of the basic F-16 armed...
Impressive footage shows the F-35B testing the podded GAU-22/A Gun. But it's not a BRRRRRTTTTTTT video
Even if the GAU-22/A gun doesn't feature the same raw power of the A-10's GAU-8/A Avenger, the Joint Strike Fighter is ready for next year CAS flyoff between the F-35 and A-10 Taken at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pax River, the interesting video in this post shows F-35B BF-01 completing the first ever aircraft-mounted test-fire of the podded GAU-22/A gun. According...
A-10 pilot who landed his Hog gear up has been awarded Joe Foss Award for Excellence
On his second pass, Capt. Brett DeVries' gun malfunctioned. Simultaneously, the canopy of his aircraft blew off. The following article, titled ‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story of Emergency Landing, and written by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Heaton, 127th Wing, tells the story of a recent, successful emergency landing performed by an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot of the 107th Fighter...
“The A-10 is an inimitable platform, bringing an unmatched ability to the fight. With its low airspeed, it can quickly change directions and deliver precise firepower,” Lt. Col. Ben Rudolphi, 407th EOSS commander and A-10 pilot The following article, titled Cleared Hot: Red Tails A-10 pilot spits fire in fight against ISIS, and written by Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan, 407th Air...

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