- US Air Force
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, known as the Warthog, is popular – very popular.
A-10 pilots are often considered different than other combat pilots, with a perspective more like the ground forces they so often protect.
It’s why they’ve been referred to as “grunts in the sky.”
In honor of the grunts in the sky, we’ve compiled seven short videos of the A-10 doing what it does best, whether in training or real-world scenarios.
Check them out below:
Here’s the A-10 taking out an armored vehicle with a laser-guided bomb during a training exercise:
Here’s what it looks like in slow motion:
This one shows the Warthog using its 30mm Gatling gun:
This one shows what it’s like to be on the business end of the A-10’s Gatling gun:
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This one from January 2018 shows an A-10 taking out a Taliban vehicle after it had attacked Afghan civilians:
Here’s another from January 2018 showing a Warthog taking out a Taliban narcotics facility:
But no one is perfect: