16 Facts You Didn’t Know About the A-10 Warthog

A-10 Warthog
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#1: The A-10 is one of the most lethal planes the U.S. has built

Empty Weight: 24,959 lbs

Max Loaded Weight: 30,384 lbs

One of the most fearsome fighter jets of the 20th century is the A-10 Thunderbird II, or the A-10 Warthog. On the surface, it looks like a pure killing machine capable of colossal damage, and on many levels it is. This Fairchild Republic creation was first introduced into the United States Air Force in 1977, and has been utilized in numerous encounters worldwide, primarily in the Middle East. Take a look at 16 incredible facts about this iconic airplane…

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