This Video Will Leave You Begging The USAF to Keep The A-10 Warthog

After countless high-energy and breathtaking videos showing fighter jets going about their business, the A-10 Warthog finally received a similar treatment. The unwanted and misunderstood ‘Hog, at least when it comes to the USAF’s perspective, shines in this video which has to be the best A-10 video of all time.

Check out this amazing collection of footage simply and aptly named “Close Air Support:”


Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address

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I love this video, but I can’t shake the feeling that it’s as much a memorial as a celebration. The A-10 is such a ridiculously capable and cost-effective platform for the kind of low-intensity, COIN, “waging peace”-type operations that characterize 99% of Western military action. Retiring it is lunacy; can’t we just give them to the Marines or the Army? They might find them useful.