Air Warfare

PREMIUM: Enhancements keep Warthog tusks sharp

4th February 2021 - 19:55 GMT | by David Walsh in Washington DC

Times have changed, new threats have emerged and capabilities have evolved – but the A-10 endures with an upgrade under way.

The A-10C Thunderbolt II is unique as the only fixed-wing close air support (CAS) aircraft operated by the USAF.

Known as the Warthog, the ungainly looking aircraft (introduced in 1976) disables enemy armour, neutralises lesser targets and watches over US and allied combat troops.

Designed during Cold War for the ...

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