Tag Archives: A-10

NEWS UPDATE: FEBRUARY 27th, 2014

First of all, I will be posting a BIG announcement this weekend that will effect Aviationintel going forward in a positive way. Stay tuned for more information. Now onto the good stuff: PENTAGON ASKS PERMISSION TO RIDE ITS MOST TRUSTY STEEDS … Read the rest of this entry

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FACEBOOK FEED VIDEO GLORY!

I have no clue what it is, but my Facebook news feed on Sundays always delivers some fantastic aviation and military related video content. Today was especially good so I decided to share a few of the highlights with you … Read the rest of this entry

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RUSSIAN ROULETTE DoD STYLE: RETIRE ANYTHING TO PROTECT THE F-35 “PROGRAM”

I have gotten a ton of email with various articles attached talking about how plans are in the works to retire a whole slew of “legacy” (ie front line) aircraft types in a desperate attempt to protect the most flawed … Read the rest of this entry

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AFTER 35 YEARS THE A-10 IS GETTING CLEARED TO FLY INTO COMBAT WITH AN EXTERNAL FUEL TANK

http://www.eglin.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123360322 So after almost forty years of service and near constant combat over the last decade, just now Air Combat Command got the bright idea to clear the A-10 for combat operations with an external fuel tank. The A-10 often ferries itself around with … Read the rest of this entry

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WHAT IT IS LIKE TO RECEIVE DANGER CLOSE FIRE SUPPORT FROM A 30MM BREATHING A-10 WARTHOG

Amazing video, make sure you turn up the sound, that is the best part. If you notice you hear the muzzle report from the A-10’s massive GAU-8/A Avenger cannon after the rounds have impacted. Those projectiles are beating the sound … Read the rest of this entry

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HAPPY TUESDAY FROM THE HOG!

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KARZAI BEGGING FOR INDIGENOUS AVIATION ASSETS, WILL GO TO RUSSIA, CHINA, OR INDIA IF US DOES NOT ACT

Operation Enduring Freedom is eleven years old as of yesterday, it is the longest war in American history… During a recent interview, President Karzai stated: “I asked the U.S. government to equip our air force with weapons, intelligence and transport … Read the rest of this entry

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EFFECTS ON TARGET: MUNITIONS AT WORK ON THE FRONT LINES

WARNING: Graphic Footage http://youtu.be/XP8S0tkvnOA Can’t leave out the EOD guys: First person footage of an SF unit in contact in Afghanistan:  

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THANK GOODNESS: THE USAF WILL NOT REPLACE THEIR A-10s WITH F-35Bs

Flightglobal has a nice little piece about the USAF’s confirmation that it will not procure the F-35B, although not mainly due to capability gaps but because the USAF thinks the F-35B has a lower sortie rate than what is desired. … Read the rest of this entry

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RAW FOOTAGE: JTACs, RED FLAG TANKING, GUNSHIPS, AND COBRAS ON THE ATTACK

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UNMANNED A-10 WARHOG TO BE TESTED WITH NEW JTAC INTERFACE

With the recent budgetary purging of the USAF’s A-10 Warthog fleet, it is great news to hear that at least a small amount of the abundance of hardy A-10 airframes that are about to hit the bone yard will be … Read the rest of this entry

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DON’T SEND PREMATURELY RETIRED A-10 WARTHOGS TO THE BONEYARD, GIVE THEM AWAY!

We are retiring good airframes at such an alarming rate now that stories like the one linked below have been popping up left and right. Literally business is booming at AMARG in Tucson, and they are about to get a … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP January 30th, 2011!

AS PREDICTED BY AVIATIONINTEL: 5 A-10 SQUADRONS, 2 F-16 GUARD SQUADRONS, & THE 65th AGRS Right on the money with this one, its sad to see these squadrons go. The A-10 has always been the bastard child of the USAF … Read the rest of this entry

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Transition The Thunderbirds To The T-38, Reduce But Save The Single Ship Demo Teams!

There is no doubt that cuts are needed in many aspects within the Department of Defense, but the Air Force’s move to eliminate all but one single ship demo team is indicative of many of the USAF’s problems today. The “all or nothing” … Read the rest of this entry

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USAF DROPS A BOMB ON THE AIR SHOW WORLD

In a startling move the USAF has announced that it has disbanded ALL of it’s single ship demonstration teams aside from the F-22 Raptor, which will perform at 20 shows this season. So, Viper East and Viper West, A-10 East and A-10 … Read the rest of this entry

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