20 Little Known Facts About The A-10 Thunderbolt
The United States Air Force has only one aircraft dedicated solely to air-to-ground support, the A-10 Thunderbolt II which was named after its illustrious WWII predecessor the P-47 Thunderbolt. It won the hearts of all the ground troops it has assisted over the years with its durability, low maintenance, and powerful weaponry. The A-10’s production began in 1976, and it is still active today, here are 20 amazing facts about it.
1. Affectionate Nickname
The A-10 was nicknamed "Warthog" because of its cumbersome appearance. After many years flying successful missions, the “Warthog” became an affectionate nickname that praised the aircraft’s longevity and grittiness.