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11 amazing A-10 Warthog images
The future of the A-10 “Warthog” continues to be hotly debated in Washington following the Air Force’s plan to retire the attack jet.  Here are some of the most striking images of the iconic close air-support aircraft.

Afghanistan combat mission

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft from Bagram Air Base flies a combat mission over Afghanistan, in this handout photograph taken on June 14, 2009 and obtained on May 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Staff Sgt. Jason Robertson/U.S. Air Force/Handout via Reuters)

Four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in formation

Four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 111th Fighter Wing, Willow Grove Air Reserve Station in Pennsylvania, fly in formation after taking on fuel near the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border, in this May 25, 2005 photograph obtained on May 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Kenn Mann/U.S. Air Force/Handout)

Kandahar take-off

A U.S.Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter-jet from the 81st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes-off for a mission over Kandahar province, Kandahar Air Field, September 2, 2010. (REUTERS/Oleg Popov)

Singapore Airshow manoeuvre

A U.S. Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft performs a manoeuvre during the Singapore Airshow February 2, 2010. (REUTERS/Tim Chong)

Air Power Day, South Korea

The U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt fires flares during a performance at Air Power Day at the U.S. airbase in Osan, about 37 miles south of Seoul, October 6, 2007. (REUTERS/Han Jae-Ho)

Fenway Park flight

A-10 fighter jets from the Bradley Air National Guard base in Connecticut fly over Fenway Park durng pre-game ceremonies at the home opener for the Boston Red Sox against the Toronto Blue Jays in Boston, Massachusetts April 11, 2006. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

Baghdad mission

A U.S. A-10 Warthog drops flares to evade anti-aircraft artillery as it
flies over Baghdad April 8, 2003. (REUTERS/Faleh Kheiber)

Bagram ground crew

Staff Sergeant Keith Haas of the US Air Force adjusts equipment on a
A-10 Warthog warplane at Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul April 17,
2002. (REUTERS/Peter Andrews)

Close Air Support mission

An Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II on another close Air Support
(CAS) mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom May 20, 2002. (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Ricky A. Bloom)

Operation Enduring Freedom

Chris, an A-10 crew chief from the 104th Expeditionary Fighter
Squadron, directs an A-10 toward the runway for a night mission as
part of operation Enduring Freedom in an unspecified location in
Southwest Asia. Handout photo released on Oct. 22, 2001. (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force photo)

Iconic fighter jets

A-10A Thunderbolt II jets, also known as the Warthog, fly in this
undated file photo. (REUTERS/U.S. Air Force)

11 amazing A-10 Warthog images

The future of the A-10 “Warthog” continues to be hotly debated in Washington following the Air Force’s plan to retire the attack jet.  Here are some of the most striking images of the iconic close air-support aircraft.

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