From the enemy’s point of view: on the range with A-10C Warthog

Oct 13 2013 - 6 Comments

This might be one of the best A-10 videos ever.

It shows A-10s firing guns and rockets on the Nevada Test and Training Range. The Warthogs belong to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (422 TES), a unit assigned to the 53nd Test and Evaluation Group, based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

The A-10s make extensive use of their GAU-8 Avenger, a rotary cannon that is the airplane’s primary armament.

Although it is considered by far, the best Close Air Support platform in the U.S. inventory, the U.S. Air Force is considering phasing out the entire A-10 attack jets fleet because of the budged cuts faced in the last year and the need to pursue existing procurement projects, including the F-35 JSF.

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  • BadgerMk1

    Nobody could hate this plane. Yet the Air Force manages to find a way.

    • redc1c4

      which is why most people hate the Air Farce

  • oldthudman

    The A-10 is SO awesome!………………Why doesn’t the USAF transfer the A-10’s to the USMC…..They’d love to have them I bet…………………………………….

    • r wood

      I’d be HAPPY to see the warthogs turned over to the Marines (and/or army) but….the same air force brass would bitch about that.

  • redc1c4

    the saddest part of this video was the M-110’s getting shot up as targets…

  • From the enemy’s point of view… i mean, you’re already dead by the time you hear ’em, never mind see ’em. Lol.