Insane GoPro footage of A-10 Warthog Strike On Taliban In Panjwai, Afghanistan

GoPro helmet cam footage from 1/5IN 1/25th SBCT member in Afghanistan shows an A-10 Warthog strike on Taliban positions in Panjwai (Just outside COP Sperwan Ghar), Afghanistan.

The footage is from 2012 and shows the A-10 conducting two separate gun runs after the first one missed the target.

 

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight-wing jet aircraft

Commonly referred to by the nicknames “Warthog” or “Hog”, although the A-10’s official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II fighter-bomber effective at attacking ground targets.

The A-10 was designed for close air support (CAS) of friendly ground troops, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground forces

 

During the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, A-10s did not take part in the initial stages. For the campaign against Taliban and Al Qaeda, A-10 squadrons were deployed to Pakistan and Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, beginning in March 2002. These A-10s participated in Operation Anaconda. Afterward, A-10s remained in-country, fighting Taliban and Al Qaeda remnants.

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