Tag: Warthog

The A-10’s Little Brother: USAF’s OA-X Light Attack Demo Shines Spotlight on Close Air Support

Close air support (CAS) – the direct support of ground forces by low flying combat aircraft – has beenĀ a key function of military aviation since World War I. However, since the formation of the Air Force as a separate service in 1947, and especially the Key [Read More…]

Reloading the A-10 Warthog

Good to know the most manly of weapons needs an almost equal time to reload compared to its shooting as the men that operate it. It takes a crew of airmen over 30 minutes to reload the Gatling cannon on the Warthog. While the physical loading and unloading is done by [Read More…]