Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Gun Pigs Fly Again
A squadron of venerable A-10 Wart Hogs is heading to the Middle East to help the fight against Islamic State forces. The aircraft are from the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard.
Their performance in Iraq or Syria should fuel opinions on whether these aerial battle tanks should be retired to make way for the far costlier and much less capable F-35.
The A-10 is famous for its devastating 30 mm. gatling gun shown here beside a VW beetle.