Monday, October 1, 2012

The A-10 Thunderbolt: Old but Dependable

The A-10 Thunderbolt was introduced in 1977. More commonly known as the "hog" or "warthog", the A-10 is still relied on today. It can remain in the air even after sustaining damage, and is tougher than anything designed or built since. Powered by two GE turbofan engines, the hog weighs twelve tons when empty, but can fly with 13 tons more. It is very effective against armored ground targets.

Read more about it in Business Insider.

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