Why are we so obsessed with the A-10 Thunderbolt?

There's a lot of love out there for this tough old bird. he A-10's large, unswept high-aspect ratio wing and large ailerons give it excellent low-speed, low-altitude maneuverability. Those General Electric TF-34-GE-100 engines produce 9000 pounds of thrust each. The A-10's cockpit and portions of its flight control system are protected by 1,200 pounds of titanium aircraft armor, called the "bathtub." The bathtub can withstand direct hits from armor-piercing projectiles up 23 mm. he Gatling gun hoses shells at a rate of 3900 rounds per minute. It represents about 16 percent of the aircraft's weight. The A-10 has seen in action in every major U.S. conflict since and approximately 350 remain in service. By the early 2000s, no one could argue about the A-10's effectiveness. And in the decades since the first production A-10A was delivered to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in October 1975, the simple aircraft has gotten smarter. How little things change. Forty years later, some Air Force leaders still see the A-10 as too rudimentary for the battlefield of the future, preferring in this case the supposedly do-it-all F-35. We all love it. But why??.... Hope you enjoy!! ???? Want to support my channel? Check out my Patreon Donation page! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3081754 Matt’s DREAM: https://www.gofundme.com/f/matt039s-cvrt-tank-dream-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet ???? Check out my Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/matsimuss-legion-store ????Wanna send me something? My PO Box: Matthew James 210A - 12A Street N Suite #135 Lethbridge Alberta Canada T1H2J ???? Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/matsimus_9033 ????DISCORD: https://discord.gg/B7cbXgy ???? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010408909068 ????Twitter: https://twitter.com/MatsimusGaming ⛔️ (DISCLAIMER: This video is for informative and entertainment purposes only. The views and opinion come from personal experience and not that of others or other organizations. This content and information is there to provide information from public accessible sources.)
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