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Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Survives Congressional Cuts. May 8th, House Armed Services Committee (HASC) unanimously approved a measure that would authorize just over $600 billion in 2015 US defense spending and block plans to retire the A-10 Warthog. Slated for Type-1000 storage, meaning the airframes would be temporarily retired to Davis-Montham AFB and preserved with special wrapping for later potential use, the A-10 would be saved in the last hours of the 13-hour budget…


Closeup of a AH-1W Super Cobra in a hover. Note the fuel tank on the left-hand pylon. Photo taken at : Hurlburt Field, Florida, USA DoD photo by: AMN ANDY M. KIN, USAF