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    The A-10 lives to fly again

    The A-10 lives to fly again

    The Air Force is replacing the wings on the A-10 fleet. That should keep the 281 planes flying into the 2030s. Although the US is worried about their survivability in a near-peer conflict.

    The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a contract to manufacture new wings for the A-10 Warthog. The jets, most of which date back to the 1980s, were in danger of being permanently grounded unless their aging wings were replaced. The new contract means the service’s entire fleet of 281 ground attack jets will get new wings, allowing them to fly through the 2030s.

    The A-10 Thunderbolt, or “Warthog,” as it is affectionately known by everyone from pilots to ground troops, was the first U.S. Air Force aircraft purpose-built as a ground attack aircraft. The A-10 is designed to provide close air support to troops on the ground, knocking out tanks and strafing enemy troop columns threatening friendly forces.


    The heavily armored plane is famous for its GAU-8/A seven-barrel 30-millimeter Gatling gun, whose famous roar heralds its arrival over the battlefield.
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    I have always admired the A-10. It's a lot of versatile bang for the buck, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    I have always admired the A-10. It's a lot of versatile bang for the buck, IMHO.
    I have had positive experiences with them with danger close air support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    The A-10 lives to fly again

    The Air Force is replacing the wings on the A-10 fleet. That should keep the 281 planes flying into the 2030s. Although the US is worried about their survivability in a near-peer conflict.
    They should be worried. I love the A-10 in the same way I love the P-51. Anti-aircraft surface to air against a legit enemy would be disastrous for the A-10. Not sure how swapping out the wings is gonna do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    They should be worried. I love the A-10 in the same way I love the P-51. Anti-aircraft surface to air against a legit enemy would be disastrous for the A-10. Not sure how swapping out the wings is gonna do.
    Keep them in the air.
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