The A-10 Thunderbolt usually known as the Warthog or the ‘flying ɢᴜɴ’ has been in service since the late 1970s. The A-10 was designed to provide close air support (CAS) to friendly ground troops by ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋing armoured vehicles, ᴛᴀɴᴋs, and other ᴇɴᴇᴍʏ ground forces.
Its secondary mission is to direct other aircraft in ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋs on the ground targets, a role called forward air controller-airborne aɪʀᴄʀᴀꜰᴛ used primarily in this role are designated OA-10.
Indeed, it is the A10 Thunderbolt mostly known as the warthog. This aɪʀᴄʀᴀꜰᴛ has obtained quite a reputation for itself since it was put into service by the US Air Force. The A-10 Thunderbolt usually known as the warthog or the flying gun has been in service since the late 1970s.
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