The U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt is one of those military icons that never gets old. Developed and manufactured by Fairchild-Republic, the Warthog has been in service close to 40-years and counting. Introduced as a fixed-wing close air support, forward air control, and ground-attack aircraft; the A-10 Thunderbolt Warthog has surpassed any and all expectations during its extremely distinguished career.
Soon to be replaced by the new F-35 JSF Lightning II, the beloved icon is slated for retirement in the coming decade. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy as much as possible of the always fun, loved, and efficient Warthog. Like here, where we get treated to a prime seat aboard the Thunderbolt. In this cockpit footage the Warthog pilot narrates and describes different air maneuvers during an airshow as they happen. Truly a treat for all of those Warthog fans out there.
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