Great video showing you what it looks like from inside the A-10 cockpit!
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF). Commonly referred to by the nicknames “Warthog” or “Hog”, its official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II fighter that was effective at attacking ground targets.” – Wikipedia
The A-10 first entered service in 1977 and is used primarily for the close air support (CAS) mission. The Air Force purchased over 700 total aircraft at a price of approximately $19 million each.
The Thunderbolt II has a maximum speed of 380 knots and is famous for its 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger nose cannon.
Watch: A-10 Attack Run
Featured image U.S. Air Force Photo by MSgt Stefan Alford; [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
This article is courtesy of Fighter Sweep.
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