Four Key US Senators Sign Letter In Full Support Of The A-10 Warthog

Senators McCain, Ayotte, Graham, and Chambliss have all signed a letter rebuffing the USAF's recent claims that the A-10 must be retired in order to provide enough maintainers for the struggling F-35 program. In addition, it is clear that a defense spending bill (NDAA) will not make it to the President's desk with the… » 11/14/14 5:35pm 11/14/14 5:35pm

Republican Power Gain Could Save The A-10 Warthog's Bacon

As pundits, analysts and the blogosophere attempt to predict all the ways in which the midterm elections have changed the political landscape in Washington, it doesn't take a political scientist to realize that the A-10 Warthog's future now looks much brighter than it did on November 3rd. » 11/08/14 3:01pm 11/08/14 3:01pm

The USAF's Much Maligned A-10 Warthogs Are Deploying To Fight ISIS

After making its absurd case for retiring the most capable counter-insurgency and close air support platform in existence, the USAF is deploying the Warthog back to Iraq. The Indiana Air National Guard's 122nd FS will be taking the 'Hog on an unprecedentedly large and long deployment to Arabian Peninsula this October… » 10/02/14 3:01pm 10/02/14 3:01pm

These awesome airplanes are not images from Iron Man 4

Some jet fighter photos look so perfectly choreographed and sharp that I automatically think they must be computer generated frames from some movie or game. These ones are very real. When I see them, I hear someone in my head screaming "EVASIVE MANEUVER!" » 11/24/13 12:28pm 11/24/13 12:28pm

A Sad Farewell To The Coolest Fighter Jet Of All Time

Anyone who grew up watching cartoons, or playing video games, or just taking an interest in large, expensive vehicles will be saddened to hear today that the US military has indicated the end is nigh for the fabled A-10 Warthog. » 9/24/13 9:19am 9/24/13 9:19am

How I was almost crushed by a C-130 in Afghanistan

Jacob LaDuke served with the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan in 2002 as an A-10 crew chief. Here, LaDuke explains one of his first nights at Bagram AFB and his near fatal brush with a big ol' Canadian transport. — Ed. » 8/19/11 3:30pm 8/19/11 3:30pm

The A-10 Thunderbolt is scary beautiful

We've seen the A-10 Thunderbolt transformed into a monster truck, but nothing matches the destructive beauty of the real thing. Seen here over Afghanistan from the bay of a KC-135 Stratotanker. (Photo Air Force/Master Sgt. William Greer) » 7/19/11 4:15pm 7/19/11 4:15pm

T-Shirt-Shooting A10 Warthog Monster Truck Is Everything Right With…

The Air Force's latest recruiting tool is a Cadillac Escalade-bodied monster truck designed to look like an A10-C Thunderbolt Warthog, complete with a t-shirt-shooting Gatling gun. Wasteful? Yes. Overbuilt? Yes. Awesome? Oh hell yes. God Bless the U.S. Air Force. » 9/24/10 12:00pm 9/24/10 12:00pm

Hey Hanz, Do You Think It'll Fit?

The General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger is a 30 mm, hydraulically-driven seven-barrel Gatling-type rotary cannon that's mounted on the A-10 Thunderbolt II. So what the heck is it doing next to a Type 1 Beetle? » 1/28/09 1:00pm 1/28/09 1:00pm

Fighting an Enzo: Ascari Set to Debut A10 Supercar

Last year, British supercar builder, Ascari revealed its Ferrari Enzo FXX fighter, the 625 hp A10 — a track-day toy that, unlike the FXX, is street legal. Now, the $600,000 A10's making its grand entrance at the UK's MPH show this month. With a claimed zero-to-60 time of 2.8 seconds — and to 100 mph in just over… » 10/25/06 8:53am 10/25/06 8:53am

Not Unbeatable? Audi R10 Loses to Harrier Jump-Jet

It may have a reputation of being unbeatable — having aced the 24 heure du mons this year — but a Harrier jump-jet made quick work of the diesel-powered Audi R10, yesterday. On an RAF base in blighty, Scotsman Allan McNish, piloting the R10, demonstrated the R10 greater thrust off the line, beating the jet to 150… » 7/10/06 10:06am 7/10/06 10:06am