i-Tube

An A-10 Thunderbolt II "Warthog" Tribute

The A-10 saw combat for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991, destroying more than 900 Iraqi tanks, 2,000 military vehicles, and 1,200 artillery pieces. A-10s shot down two Iraqi helicopters with the GAU-8 gun. The first of these occurred on 6 February 1991 when Captain Robert Swain shot down an Iraqi helicopter over Kuwait marking the A-10's first air-to-air victory. Four A-10s were shot down during the war, all by surface-to-air missiles. Another three battle-damaged A-10s and OA-10As returned to base, but were written off, some due to additional damage sustained in crashed landings. The A-10 had a mission capable rate of 95.7%, flew 8,100 sorties, and launched 90% of the AGM-65 Maverick missiles fired in the conflict. Shortly after the Gulf War, the Air Force gave up on the idea of replacing the A-10 with a close air support version of the F-16.

U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fired approximately 10,000 30 mm DU rounds in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1994-1995. Following the seizure of some heavy weapons by Bosnian Serbs from a warehouse in Ilidza, a series of sorties were launched to locate and destroy the captured equipment. On 5 August 1994, two A-10s located and strafed an anti-tank vehicle. Afterwards, the Serbs agreed to return remaining heavy weapons. In August 1995, NATO launched an offensive called Operation Deliberate Force. A-10s flew close air support missions, attacking Serbian artillery, and positions. In late September, A-10s began flying patrols again.

A-10s returned to the region as part of Operation Allied Force in Kosovo beginning in March 1999. In March 1999, A-10s escorted and supported search and rescue helicopters in finding a downed F-117 pilot. The A-10s were deployed to support search and rescue missions. But the Warthogs began to receive more ground attack missions as the days passed. The A-10's first successful attack in Operation Allied Force happened on 6 April 1999. A-10s remained until combat ended in late June 1999.

During the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, A-10s did not take part in the initial stages. For the campaign against Taliban and Al Qaeda, A-10 squadrons were deployed to Pakistan and Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan beginning in March 2002. These A-10s participated in Operation Anaconda. Afterwards, A-10s remained in-country, fighting Taliban and Al Qaeda remnants.

Operation Iraqi Freedom began on 20 March 2003. Sixty OA-10/A-10 aircraft took part in early combat there. United States Air Forces Central issued Operation Iraqi Freedom: By the Numbers, a declassified report about the aerial campaign in the conflict on 30 April 2003. The A-10s had a mission capable rate of 85% in the war, and fired 311,597 rounds of 30 mm ammunition. A single A-10 was shot down near Baghdad International Airport by Iraqi fire late in the campaign. The A-10 also flew 32 missions in which the aircraft dropped propaganda leaflets over Iraq.

The A-10C first deployed to Iraq in the third quarter of 2007 with the 104th Fighter Squadron of the Maryland Air National Guard. The jets include the Precision Engagement Upgrade. The A-10C's digital avionics and communications systems have greatly reduced the time to acquire a close air support target and attack it.

On March 25, 2010, an A-10 conducted the first flight of an aircraft with all engines powered by a biofuel blend. The flight, performed at Eglin Air Force Base, used a 50/50 blend of JP-8 and Camelina-based fuel.

The A-10 is scheduled to stay in service with the USAF until 2028 and possibly later, when it may be replaced by the F-35 Lightning II.

Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_Republic_A-10_Thunderbolt_II

Music: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/339126

Video Production By: Watch Me Play Productions

Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.

Views: 47

Comment

You need to be a member of i-Tube to add comments!

Join i-Tube

"Like Us"

Latest Activity

MBD - Tha Last NetBender promoted KCDennis's video
Friday
MBD - Tha Last NetBender promoted KCDennis's video
Friday
KCDennis posted a video
Nov 14, 2022
KCDennis posted a video

I need tough critics (Dramatube and YouTube)

If you like the videos that I have. Feel free and comment below. This is http://youtube.com/phantom409You can go to my patreon page. to donate. https://ww...
Nov 2, 2022
MBD - Tha Last NetBender promoted KCDennis's blog post To a certain someone (MomJeanz__V)
Oct 28, 2022
MBD - Tha Last NetBender promoted KCDennis's blog post Star Flash TV Show Pilot and Episode 2
Oct 28, 2022
MBD - Tha Last NetBender promoted KCDennis's video
Oct 28, 2022
MBD - Tha Last NetBender promoted KCDennis's video
Oct 28, 2022
MBD - Tha Last NetBender promoted KCDennis's video
Oct 28, 2022
MBD - Tha Last NetBender promoted KCDennis's video
Oct 28, 2022
AMI promoted AMI's profile
Oct 3, 2022
AMI promoted AMI's profile
Oct 3, 2022
KCDennis commented on KCDennis's video
Thumbnail

Argent009/momjeanz__v shit talking dramatube and utubedrama

"Make sur you show him the love of being backstabbing person pretending to be this website…"
Sep 19, 2022
KCDennis commented on KCDennis's video
Thumbnail

Argent009/momjeanz__v shit talking dramatube and utubedrama

"The enitre shit talking sessions refernecing calling utubedrama Gay. The total disrespect to MBD,…"
Sep 19, 2022
KCDennis posted videos
Sep 19, 2022
KCDennis posted a blog post

To a certain someone (MomJeanz__V)

Since I do know you hang out on this website then I am going to let you know that I am on…See More
Sep 18, 2022
KCDennis posted a video

Full Disclosures on the Surgery

If you like the videos that I have. Feel free and comment below. This is http://youtube.com/phantom409You can go to my patreon page. to donate. https://ww...
Jul 6, 2022
Magicwhoha and AMI are now friends
Jun 26, 2022
Village Talkies updated their profile
Jun 16, 2022
Village Talkies is now a member of i-Tube
Jun 15, 2022
Home inspection

© 2023   Created by Pyramid Head.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service