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Warthog by markkarvon Warthog by markkarvon
Officially named the A-10 Thunderbolt II, this unique aircraft is known as the "Warthog" by those who operate and maintain it. Some say it is an ugly airplane but when called upon to deliver close air support by those in need, it is the most beautiful airplane in the sky. Literally an airplane built around the powerful GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon, the A-10 can deliver a devastating amount of firepower against the most armored or hardened targets. Additionally the airplane carries 1200 lbs of armor making it able to absorb alot of punishment and keep on flying. The A-10 first saw action during the Gulf War and has also been used in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the War in Afghanistan. This print features the A-10 firing on an enemy position in the mountains of Afghanistan.
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Stealer-L1F3 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Writer
Seen them flying overhead in a US joint training exercise in Latvia. It was a majestic sight, truly. A flying weapon just passing overhead.
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thefightingfalcon08 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't believe the Air Force want's to retire this hog.
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JDunk1971 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Very nice pic; and to think, the USAF wanted to replace it with the F-16 at one point.   The USAF should just give the planes to the US Army, who definitely know what to do with them.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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ExtamitE Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
TROP DE PU-PU-PUISSANCE!!!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fear the Hog! :faint: Respect the Hog. :worship:
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LunarKnight316 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I've never seen one in person, I've never heard one in person. And yet they one of the only things that pump me up with by just looking at!
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plumptopia Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Bring the rain, baby...if you hear that momma coming...your butt done got dead!  Used to have them fly over my house as a kid...despite their nature and nicknames, they're quite majestic birds.  Beautiful work here!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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plumptopia Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well deserved...you're quite welcome!
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