How the A-10 Warthog became ‘the most survivable plane ever built’
BY Dan Sagalyn February 25, 2014
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday that the Air Force will retire the entire fleet of A-10 Warthogs, an aircraft that ground forces view as their guardian in the sky.
The Air Force owns about 350 A-10 Warthogs, which were designed during the
late 1970s and early 1980s specifically to support ground troops in close proximity to enemy forces.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. It is the only United States Air Force production aircraft designed solely for close air support, including attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with limited air defenses.
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I'm not opposed to the A-10 Warthog doing strafing runs on ISIS troop movements. "Just No Boots On The Ground". The A-10 Warthog is a great ground assault aircraft but Obama doesn't like his muslims and commi buddies being attacked by our most affective aircraft so obama, "Grounded The A-10" and the development of the F-22 Raptor". This "Fck'in Obama" is really screwing with U.S. combat effectiveness. If you have noticed everything Obama does degrades our U.S. military. The stories that these aircraft are crap is the left wing commi democrats trying to turn the U.S. armed forces into the Iraqi army that dumped all of their weapons and ran from the ISIS terrorists that were less armed than the Iraqi army. The A-10 Warthog and the F-22 Raptor are the U.S. most effective combat aircraft and make the russian and chinese aircraft look like toys. We all know how much Obama "Loves" his chinese and russian communist comrades and wants the U.S. to go into global communism with russia and china.
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