The Last A-10A

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  1. FLYBOYJ

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    Snapped this yesterday at COS airport. I was told this is the last A-10A. It is on its way to Hill AFB to be converted into an A-10C.
     

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    Glad she's being converted and not sent to the glue factory. Seems the A-10 has escaped death a few times
     
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    Glad to see its being recycled and not scrapped.
     
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    Great bird. Heard they are reworking them. Good news.
     
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    After the first gulf war I heard the A-10 was going to be retired and replaced by the F-16 and I had a good laugh. How could an F-16 ever do what an A-10 can. 20 years later and it's still going strong.
     
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    Great to see LOVE the that bird.I call it the flying tank.
     
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    Awesome airplane! Love that beast!!!
     
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    I was just reading in a aircraft magazine (Combat Aircraft?) at the bookstore that the A-10 will be in service until sometime in the late 2020's. If so, that's almost 50 years service. Not bad for an aircraft that was almost killed back in the late 80's.

    One of it's greatest strenghts is close air support. If the A-10 was gone, what other aircraft in the inventory could supplant it?....
     
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