A-10 Thunderbolt II, Warthog
Before the "sequester" a A-10 Thunderbolt II, Warthog on static display at Mather Airport CA.
The A-10's official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, a fighter that was particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nickname "Warthog" or simply "Hog". As a secondary mission, it provides airborne forward air control, guiding other aircraft against ground targets.
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