The Insane Engineering of the A-10 Warthog

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[1] haynes.com/en-gb/fairchild-republic-10-thunderbolt-ii-manual
[2] www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0304389486800127
[3] theaviationgeekclub.com/something-almost-nobody-knows-is-that-the-a-10-warthog-has-a-window-wash-system-and-heres-why/
[4] www.nrc.gov/materials/fuel-cycle-fac/ur-deconversion/faq-depleted-ur-decon.html
[5] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_engine_starting
[6] apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a113463.pdf
[7] www.gd-ots.com/armaments/aircraft-guns-gun-systems/gau8a/
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RomanLeone Hace 2 horas
The creations of the White Man are simply wonderful!
SomeGuyWithAChannel Hace 3 horas
Soilders: sir we have the gun you requested General: good, now find a way to put that motherfucker in the sky
Joe Vignolo
Joe Vignolo Hace 8 horas
I personally got a chance to experience what its like to be attacked by an A-10. Some of my Air Guard buddies and I had parked our truck in an open field next to the runway to watch an A-10 put on a flight demonstration for an airshow. When it took of it circled around and started to come right at us. Then it made the first of six high speed low altitude passes right over us. We found out afterwards that as the pilot taxied out he spotted our truck sitting there and decided to use it as his target. By luck we just happened to be in the right place at the right time and ended up with the best seats in the house.
Sigmund Q Freud
Sigmund Q Freud Hace 9 horas
20 dollars for a year? Thats not a bad deal. I spend half that on condoms per year.
VIPALIEN32 Hace 9 horas
a-10 go BRRRRTTTT tehe 🙃
Ploke Newo78
Ploke Newo78 Hace 12 horas
Other countries: It's a airplane with a gun attached USA: It's a gun with an airplane attached.
John Steve
John Steve Hace 13 horas
People : A-10 Warthog Me : B-11 StrikeForce
John Galt
John Galt Hace 16 horas
A10, when the US decided to show the world that they could make a flying tank.
Big Pun
Big Pun Hace 16 horas
everyone loves the sound of a good fart!
The Frugal Jeeper
The Frugal Jeeper Hace 17 horas
I guess we only need The A-10 and F-16.
Jeff Guevara
Jeff Guevara Hace 18 horas
China & Russia thanks you for the information.
Pete is never wrong
Pete is never wrong Hace 15 horas
A joke, right?
*THE PLANE THAT LITERALLY FARTS DEATH !!!* Who would want to get rid of THE HOG.
Victor Sardenberg
Victor Sardenberg Hace 18 horas
11:24 They are delighted to shoot uranium in countries far away? so nice of you. And, please, remember, that America is one or 3 continents. You, crazy war people, are just one sad country. Peace!
Victor Sardenberg
Victor Sardenberg Hace 18 horas
11:17, in fact
Charles Cole
Charles Cole Hace 19 horas
Great vid. FYI the name is the “Thunderbolt II”. Not “Lightning Bolt”. But commonly it is called “Warthog ” not “Hog”
Chris Yoo
Chris Yoo Hace 19 horas
USA:we need to do somthing the 1person i the meeting lets make a flying tank
Robert Webber
Robert Webber Hace 19 horas
so hate the new paint job which they would have stayed green camo.
Friendly Neighborhood A10
nobody like nobody at all, comment section: BrRrRRrrrRrrrtt
Horseman n
Horseman n Hace 21 un hora
I can appreciate the appeal of a multi-role fighter, but trying to replace fighters that specialize in certain conditions/circumstances is foolish.
James Bews
James Bews Hace 22 horas
I'll never forget seeing and hearing this plane in Afghan... incredible!!
Juan Garcia
Juan Garcia Hace 22 horas
American JU-87 cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-621ae/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/2164/14094/2221-Ju87-Action-Shot__93623.1548867404.jpg?c=2
Sj R
Sj R Hace 23 horas
Crazy Brit - Nasa Fan
Crazy Brit - Nasa Fan Hace 23 horas
The only two things that could make Chuck Norris cr@p his pants, Bruce Lee and the A10.
Crazy Brit - Nasa Fan
Lightning bolt? Nah. THUNDERBOLT. Hog? Nah. WARTHOG. Apart from those two this is a good vid, you got a like from me.
Your Mom101
Your Mom101 Hace un día
I love the sound of the GAU Avenger it’s like a laser
J Thomas
J Thomas Hace un día
I think it looks more like a puma.
Nordestication bixim
Maravilhoso canhão. Meu anjinho preferido.
Juxta Postin
Juxta Postin Hace un día
wow I want one
465marko Hace un día
I always wondered why there was exhaust coming out the tails of airliners! I even asked a stewardess once when I was a kid, but she thought I was talking about planes with an actual tail engine... and I was too young to push the point lol Now I know.
Waqar Mian
Waqar Mian Hace un día
It has built-in fart sounds
Wat Hace un día
8:33 the front landing gear is offset to make room for the gun, I assume
JohnIsSuperscool Hace un día
Hey it would be so cool if you did a vid on guided bombs and missiles
schpaff me
schpaff me Hace un día
Protecting something.
sus dot html
sus dot html Hace un día
They say if you hear the shots, they weren't meant for you.
GeneraL_LOL Hace un día
*infantry in enemy territory* A-10 - " you hurt me bois, Imma brrrtttt you"
Patrick McGee
Patrick McGee Hace un día
My A-10 Battle Damage Repair experiences during the Persian Gulf War of 1991 with the 2951 Combat Logistics Support Squadron - ABDR. A few of the still photos in this video probably came from here. www.2951clss-gulfwar.com
Corolla Maxx
Corolla Maxx Hace un día
One of the reasons they didn't get rid of this plane is because , many ground troops came out and said this plane saved their hides. This probably was the best ground support plane that ever existed. It was totally hell on the receiving end on one of these things. (look it up and judge for yourself). The courage it took to fly one of these things at very low levels to protect the ground troops was amazing. This is a very bad aircraft. The ground troops must have this plane. It's worthiness has been proven time, and time. Ask any ground Veteran who had a Warthog in the vicinity and I'm sure you will be in for a good story. God Bless!
you tube
you tube Hace un día
What is this half plane half jet. Alien civilizations won't be impressed. William Percival New Zealand Kia Orana.
pg1171 Hace un día
There is no way on this Earth that you can compare the A-10 Thunderbolt II with the F-35. They are two completely different aircraft that were built for two completely different missions. That means that the F-35 can not, in any way, replace the A-10's mission. The A-10 is an armored, flying Battleship. The F-35 is a stealthy attack fighter, with no armor. No matter the number of F-35 built, the total of them would ever absorb as much damage as a single A-10 and keep flying. The simple idea is to bring the pilot home safely, and the aircraft is possible. Hell, even an F-15 flew home on only one wing! Can you say that about an F-35? No, I know that it hasn't happened yet, and may never, but you get the idea. You can not replace an aircraft like the A-10 with and aircraft like the F-35. They are completely different aircraft, that were designed for completely different missions.
Drew Lovelyhell
Drew Lovelyhell Hace un día
0:15 "LightningBolt"?
Enemy: were safe in our armoured convoy A10-warthog: You are not a clown you are the entire circus
Army Mobility Officer
May be ugly, but when you are on the ground in a bad way, that plane is lovely. Thanks to all the pilots that saved our lives.
wlodell Hace un día
Will not watch the video because of the political ads!
ThanosYeezys Hace un día
a wise man once said "its just a gun with a plane attached to it"
Laura Wood
Laura Wood Hace un día
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Orlando Olmo
Orlando Olmo Hace un día
Cost effective, easy to repair, durable, low cost of operations. I'd suspect that in this day of aircraft programs costing hundreds of billions of dollars in development and cost of operations. Having a supremely effective plane about that makes these new wonders look purely like cash cows for their makers and supporters is very inconvenient. They really look bad by comparison. The A10 is more like a Russian design for it's utilitarian approach to what it has to achieve. Over whelming its enemy by numbers and its ability to absorb what ever the enemy threw at it. Not some flying super jet with the most complex systems that can be devised while only being able to deploy a tiny number of them to attack an enemy. That tiny force is just one technological advance in weapons away from being obliterated out of the sky. But no worry I'm sure the A10 will be there loitering over its downed pilot while some lumbering helicopter comes to pluck him from danger. Hmm but what will he fly once he gets home to report his hundred million dollar unicorn has been reduced to a smoldering pile some where. Americans are going to be shocked to find out that our MIC counts on an unlimited printing press of cash. Currency that costs our regime NOTHING to produce nor is it backed by anything more than the good graces of our government. Since most governments have to pay for their wars with actual value, i.e. gold which we have been taken off the gold standard. The USA does not expend any gold to fund its wars. One reason we can go on a 20 year binge in the Afgan war.
Andrew Bevan
Andrew Bevan Hace un día
Hasn't this plane got the highest rate of friendly fire deaths?
Trev Bermi
Trev Bermi Hace un día
Philippines need this fighter jet.
Stats Redner
Stats Redner Hace un día
I mean jet fighters next to fighters on feet lol
Stats Redner
Stats Redner Hace un día
I like you put jet next to fighters on feet lol
qishuo wang
qishuo wang Hace un día
Haha gun go brrrrr
RedEagle Hace un día
Probably the coolest thing ever made
William Olson
William Olson Hace un día
I had a model of this as a kid. So ugly it's awesome, the ultimate function over form design. Aero doesn't matter since it's so slow, survival of the a/c and pilot matter.
King of The Clowns
King of The Clowns Hace un día
Now I know why my wife wants one of these
warriorsvrider Hace un día
Gun is not centered SMH
sierra 117
sierra 117 Hace un día
Excuse me, what is a "small erm"?
Pete is never wrong
Pete is never wrong Hace 15 horas
Never been outside your home town? Ok.
Hello I am Anonymous
God bless America
László Sebestyén
László Sebestyén Hace un día
I see some Russian letters at (11:11) on the racks for depleted uranium barrels. ???
David Elliott
David Elliott Hace un día
Britain invented the airborne anti tank gun with the Tsetse Mosquito. It carried the 6 pounder anti tank gun with Mohlins auto loader adding about 1100KG to the all up weight.
David Elliott
David Elliott Hace un día
Patten took his forces into Germany via the Fulda gap on his way to the Hartz mountains where he found all sorts of stuff that's still classified and got "retired" in a car crash for his troubles.
dr badboy
dr badboy Hace 2 días
It looks so chunky and unique. I love the design. It sort of reminds me of a spacecraft, actually. Just a neat plane, overall
Paul Suprono
Paul Suprono Hace 2 días
And to think that the Air Force tried, on multiple occasions to end the mission, of the Warthog ! How could that be. . . Air Force leadership, led by fighter pilots ! This may be evolving as the new leader of the USAF, from the Pacific Theater . . . primarily AMC (in my active days - Military Airlift Command). Hopefully, I am right ! 🇺🇸
Kristof Kovacs
Kristof Kovacs Hace 2 días
I thought the gun was slightly to the left or the right of the plane.
Stephen Dougal
Stephen Dougal Hace 2 días
Here in Boise Idaho I love seeing the A10s flying around the area doing training maneuvers. Keep the A10s! Great job pilots and support crews!
kpz1234 Hace 2 días
A10: 1150 rounds in typical load-out (9 to 18 gun passes per A-10 pilot) F35: 220 rounds in typical load-out Do you *really* think the F35 can replace the A10 in the CAS role?
leejuro Hace 2 días
Aren't these details damaging to it's security? Why giving information to our enemies?
Piotr D.
Piotr D. Hace 2 días
Spviets: No you can't just have flying tank that can work everywhere US: ha ha A10 go Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Hindsight Hace 2 días
The A-10 or a similar CAS fighter will always been needed for small civil wars and skirmishes where the enemy does not have air superiority fighters that is for certain. Retiring such a cheap and effective vehicle seems silly, why would you use an billion dollar F35 to shoot million dollar missiles at a bunch of guys with Dshkas and AKs when you can send in a cheaper fighter to get down and dirty and shoot some 30mm rounds at them.
Karl Degraa
Karl Degraa Hace 2 días
The modern day Stuka.
Joe yeetus deletus
Joe yeetus deletus Hace 2 días
ok but here is the real question: can an a10 destroy another a10 ???? WE WANT ANSWERS
TTTMusic Hace 2 días
"Hey, we have some Uranium lying around from our nuclear reactors, what should we do with it?" "Brrrrt it all over the third world sounds like a plan"
yarpos Hace 2 días
why are we supposed to care how this guys reacts and how he pontificates about forces he has never been part of?
Pete is never wrong
Pete is never wrong Hace 15 horas
First of all, you're here commenting, so you seem to care. Secondly, he's hardly pontificating, just an engineer making an interesting video on his channel. No one forced you to watch. And, thirdly, your poor grammar, and insular thinking, suggest you're a Yank.
leetwiz Hace 2 días
do a review on su-25 frogfoot
Frostblitz20 Hace 2 días
Don’t see why they are still trying to retire this warhorse... no other plane in the us arsenal can do what it does for the amount of money it cost to service/make these... if anything they should look into making a V2 model or a more modern model that keeps the tank killer cannon and survival rate.
ZephyrVortex_ Hace un día
the A-10s around now are already "v2", they are A-10C's upgraded in i think it was 2005 from the A-10A's in use since the 70s, they jammed a bunch of modern avionics and weapon computers into it to allow use of precision ordinance and stuff
Larry Miller
Larry Miller Hace 2 días
Exact opposite of the b11
leon Warner
leon Warner Hace 2 días
Haha plane go brr.
John Doe
John Doe Hace 2 días
A-10 by far my favorite aircraft, this video just provided more support for my arguments against the warthog haters. 30M gun go brrrt
Roblox Bloke
Roblox Bloke Hace 2 días
ha ha plane go brrrt
Barabbas M.C.D. Gould
Soldiers will always want the hog. The greed pigs want it gone so they can promise a better replacement....at extreme costs....which they will use to enrich themselves. Nothing can replace the A-10. Brttttttt.
Domino Diamond
Domino Diamond Hace 2 días
Legend has it, If you redesign the A-10 You come up with another A-10.
FrankieTheWop Hace 2 días
Plans to discontinue use of the A-10 were eventually defeated with the observation that it sounds badass when firing.
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