The A-10 Warthog, Retiring a Legend?…

With budget cuts affecting the US military from top to bottom multi-role aircraft are being favored over specialist machines such as the A-10. This has led to the sad possibility that the greatest ground support aircraft in the world may soon be decommissioned, as soon as 2019.

The final decision to pull the pin on the A-10 is still to be made, with many senators wanting the Warthog to remain in service it isn’t over yet.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video evidence of the A-10’s massive impact on the battlefield, the amazing machine in action. Sit back, relax and let the air show begin. Just don’t get on the wrong side of the Warthog; you won’t like him when he’s mad.

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While many futurists envisage flying tanks in the near future there is already one flying in the skies, the A-10 Warthog. Armed to the teeth and armored just as heavily the A-10 is a soldier’s best friend, and the Taliban’s worst enemy according to US senator Lindsey Graham.

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