Sunday, May 28, 2017

A-10 elephant walk

Aircraft from the 23rd Wing conducted a surge exercise May 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The exercise demonstrated the wing's ability to rapidly deploy combat ready forces across the globe. The 23rd Wing maintains and operates A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft for precision attack, personnel recovery and combat support worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)


  1. I'm seeing visions of far fewer ISIS types.

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    1. Regarding that... I've wondered if the Warthogs longevity is being enhanced by the supply of GE TF-34 turbofan engines it shares with the Lockheed S3 Viking, dozens of which were parked prematurely in the boneyard at Davis-Monthan. I think only the titanium nacelle on the A-10 was the main difference.