Skip to comments.A-10 Warthog pics
Posted on 01/26/2005 1:26:58 AM PST by Cobra64
Several years ago, I met an officer who flew A-10s. He directed me to a site that depicted the support crew that made certain that his aircraft was combat ready. Can any of my fellow FReepers direct me to the A-10 support-ready Warthog site? Mechs checking the nose cannon, loading ordnance, etc.
I'm attempting in gettin my 23 year old son to enlist in the United States Military, serving America in in whatever capacity he chooses. His eyesight is not flight-sight certifiable, but he is a big, strong intelligent kid!
af.mil has good photo's
These are not the exact site you asked for. They are A10 Warthog Specific
What great pics!!
I don't know what it is about that thing, but I just love the way it looks in photos. Very cool!
If son is big and strong, that would be useful bucking around the ammo, and those 30's are big enough not to require really great vision. Drop a round on your big toe, you'll limp for a week.
Definitely my favorite bird, form follows function to the max. Designed to give us a prayer against massed Soviet armor in Europe, nearly decommissioned after the wall came down for lack of target, Then Storm/Shield reminded us there is no shortage of bad guys.
A pilot told me, once you get used to it, you slightly throtte up as you trigger that nose cannon, the recoil will literally slow your airspeed. They have enough armor to take a SAM hit that would disintegrate most planes and limp home with a repairable airframe and a live pilot.
Two of these birds can take out a column of armor, up to and including main battle tanks. Truly awesome piece of machinery. Blessings to your son, a lot worse jobs he could find.
This was your plane, wasn't it?
Here's the link for that one above.
A-10s are still very useful in these days of guerrilla warfare since its ability at low altitude to support ground force but I wonder if F-35s are going to kick them out of service as the military says. I wuold hope the Iraqi and Afghanistan Air Force to get some of these too.
You say your son's eyesight precludes him from flying. I wouldn't rule it out. One of my Naval Academy classmates became an opthamologist in the Navy and his primary job is Lasix surgery to make people flight qualifable. If your son is interested in flying, you may want to investigate the Lasix option.
bump for looking at later!
Yes it was. . .last of the cowboy flying. . .low level, no black line navigation, basic gun. . .yup. . . the way a man's supposed to fly.
they fly warthogs daily out of and into davis monthan air force base, tucson.
i like watching them.
A-10 Warthogs, Mans best friend!
That's what my son does in the AF. He's currently stationed at Osan AB in Korea.
Sometimes he likes it and sometimes he doesn't. Guess like most military jobs :-) It does come with a pretty good size bonus though.
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