Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

Discover the mighty A-10 Thunderbolt II, a legendary close air support aircraft renowned for its fearsome firepower and robust design. Explore its impressive features, combat history, and hear from those who’ve flown and fought in it. Unleash your curiosity and delve into the world of this iconic war machine.

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A-10 Demo Team announce 2024 is final airshow season

The A-10 Demo Team has announced that this will be its last season on the airshow circuit.

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Maryland ANG to lose flying mission after upcoming A-10C departure

When its 21-strong fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt II close air support/ground attack aircraft are retired from use, the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Wing will transition to a new cyber-based mission. Announced on March 7, the move will leave the Maryland ANG without a flying mission

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Davis-Monthan AFB bids fond farewell to first ‘Warthog’

In line with the USAF’s plan to retire its entire fleet of A-10C Thunderbolt II close air support (CAS) aircraft within the next three-to-five years, the 355th Wing (WG) has withdrawn its first ‘Warthog’ from operational use at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona, which shares an almost 50-year history with the type

The USAF’s last overseas-based A-10 squadron

In Key Publishing’s ‘United States Air Force Air Power Yearbook 2024’ Mark Ayton reports on the 25th Fighter Squadron,

USAF selects Selfridge ANGB as next KC-46A Pegasus base

The US Department of the Air Force announced on January 12 that it has selected Selfridge Air National Guard Base (ANGB) in Michigan as its preferred location to host the next KC-46A Pegasus tanker unit, with the base expected to welcome its first aircraft in 2029

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US scrambles more jets to deter Israel-Hamas conflict escalation

In support of the Pentagon’s efforts to keep the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas from sparking a broader regional conflict, the USAF has scrambled additional A-10C Thunderbolt II ground attack aircraft and F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role strike fighters to US Central Command’s area of responsibility

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‘KC Hawgs’ in Greece: USAF A-10Cs return for Defender Europe 23

Ten A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 303rd Fighter Squadron ‘KC Hawgs’ visited Europe in May this year to take part in the US Army’s Exercise Defender Europe 23. George Karavantos reports on the role they played in the exercise and examines how this elderly stalwart of the American forces still lives to fight another day

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The inside story of Exercise Air Defender 23

A giant exercise under Luftwaffe leadership saw a mass deployment of fighters from the US to Germany to train with their European partners, as Dr Stefan Petersen reports

Thunderbolt repainted to honour heroes past

An A-10 has been given a new ‘tribute’ livery in the US

USAF plots transition plan for A-10C units in Georgia, Idaho

The USAF revealed its latest fielding plans for the F-35A Lightning II on June 26, when it announced the selection of Moody AFB, Georgia, as the next preferred location to receive the fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter