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    Aviation News - A10 WARTHOG SPECIAL - out now!


    Bushmasters’ Boss

    Doug Gordon speaks with retired Colonel Bill Rial about his time commanding the A-10-equipped 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron Bushmasters at RAF Woodbridge.

    ‘Warthog’ Fights On
    The USAF has been trying to retire the A-10 – but the ‘Warthog’ has had a great deal of support from the elected officials who control the defence budget. Tom Kaminski reviews the debate so far.

    Indiana’s Blacksnakes
    Tom Kaminski reports on the Indiana ANG’s 163rd FS/122nd FW which re-equipped with the A-10 in 2010.

    Desert Storm A-10 Operations
    ‘Tankbuster’, ‘Warthog’ or just plain ‘Hog’. Call it what you will, the A-10 lived up to its rough and rugged nicknames in the first Gulf War, as Dr Kevin Wright explains.

    Avalon 2017 Breaks Records
    Nigel Pittaway reports from Australia’s biggest airshow where there was an impressive gathering of military aircraft and an array of other types to entertain the big crowds.

    Aurigny: Channels its Focus
    Island life may sound idyllic but it can present its challenges, as Bernie Baldwin discovered when he interviewed Aurigny Air Services’ CEO Mark Darby.

    ‘Growlers’ on the Prowl: RAF Maritime Shackletons
    The different variants and operational service of the RAF’s maritime Shackletons are detailed by Dr Kevin Wright.

    De Havilland Dove: A Post War Success Story
    Doves have been swooping across the world’s skies for seven decades. Charles Woodley examines this British airliner.


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    I remember the first time I got to see one up close and I got to see a Thunderbolt II because all the warthogs had been given missions and we were only allowed to work on craft that did not have an active mission at AETC bases. It is one of the few air frames that can angle the turboprops in different directions. Most fighter jets the after burner points one direction and that is what you get. The F-35C is likely the first new fighter jet to have a directional afterburner assuming lockheed got that in the revised spec for the F-35's to make them more useful and appealing for export at some point. But tangent aside the warthog name change came because of request for a built in map screen, instead of a paper map. I don't know who set that in motion but I still think the older name is cooler, even if the new consoles are more useful.

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