The Insane Engineering of the A-10 Warthog

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    [1] haynes.com/en-gb/fairchild-republic-10-thunderbolt-ii-manual
    [2] www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0304389486800127
    [3] theaviationgeekclub.com/something-almost-nobody-knows-is-that-the-a-10-warthog-has-a-window-wash-system-and-heres-why/
    [4] www.nrc.gov/materials/fuel-cycle-fac/ur-deconversion/faq-depleted-ur-decon.html
    [5] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_engine_starting
    [6] apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a113463.pdf
    [7] www.gd-ots.com/armaments/aircraft-guns-gun-systems/gau8a/
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Terry Carraway
Terry Carraway

WTF? At least get the NAME right, it is the THUNDERbolt II, NOT the "Lightningbolt." Pretty darn funny.

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Terry Carraway
Terry Carraway

Engines are TF-34, NOT "T-34"

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Terry Carraway
Terry Carraway

Also the diagram when discussing the gun being on the centerline is wrong. The gun is actually mounted offset, so the barrel that the projectile is leaving is on the centerline. This is clearly seen in nose on shots.

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a Little Pal
a Little Pal

Warthog is so American.

Vor 3 Stunden
Kit Kat
Kit Kat

And hardly anyone knows that this aircraft is based on an old German design by the Junkers company. The jet-powered Junkers fighter plane was designed in mid-1941 by the Dessau development department as the successor to the Henschel Hs-129.

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Brother Maleus Praetor
Brother Maleus Praetor

Aiaiaiaiaiaiiiiiiii! Why my men ded?? >. Oh, shi-

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ghost:5757 x
ghost:5757 x

My favorite fighter

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fibbo obbif
fibbo obbif

Germany will probably buy about 45 units, F/A-18 Super Hornet Planes, despite some news that they wont... Which are capable to transport nuclear (US) bombs that are supplied from german US bases. But what germany needs is not aggressive war machines, it needs defending gear like the Warthog in case of a conventional war. Cos in the moment germany bombs their eastern enemy with nuclear weapons actively, then it will be destroyed completely in 15-30 minutes., while the US will do nothing but wait and negotiate with the aggressor. Therefore, please keep this Warthog plane alive as long as possible. And i say this as a bloody pacifist Kraut ;-)

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MrWarwick15
MrWarwick15

The GAU-8 Avenger is NOT mounted on the centre line of the A10! It is offset to the left of centre! One round is fired at a time which comes from the barrel which is on the centre line of the A10. A small detail but important all the same. Great content otherwise. Thank you. Rich.

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MrWarwick15
MrWarwick15

Sorry, just seen another comment on the same subject! Should have read first! I've had one too many this evening! Rich.

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Robert DeGraw
Robert DeGraw

Precision airstrike incoming! Get down!

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mwnciboo
mwnciboo

The Plane is an accessory to the gun...

Vor 5 Stunden
Mike Woike
Mike Woike

Why can't we just keep all three I give not one poop about how how much the safety of our troops cost, bring um back alive. Shut down welfare we don't need that it's only give these young girls an excuse to be little pigs an easy way to bring all them unwanted babies because they know they'll be taken care of and heaven forbid there's something wrong with the baby we'll be paying for them from cradle to grave. If dad had to bring them up two things would happen they would have to go to work that means taking advantage of educational opportunity's to better their lives that we will pay for and their family's, but most important the kids will have a dad and not another uncle. Where the hell did that come from

Vor 6 Stunden
Juli Adcock
Juli Adcock

Thank you, Col. John Boyd, Chuck Spinney, Pierre Sprey and the rest of Boyd's "Reformers". Long live the A-10

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aahnecroth
aahnecroth

its not just a plane, its a morale boost with wings

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Gonzalo Paredes
Gonzalo Paredes

I think it's A-10 Thunderbolt, not lightning

Vor 8 Stunden
john pinkerton
john pinkerton

only the US military could demand a new project thats best in class in multiple categories but also that needs to be cheap, easy to work on, and easy to manufacture

Vor 9 Stunden
Margarita Vigoya
Margarita Vigoya

Magovi 100773 usa the better construct and enginer of world hail usa

Vor 10 Stunden
Lorde Marsh
Lorde Marsh

IMO CAS aircrafts like the frogfoot and warthog against a modern conventional army would mean suicide for the pilots...for example if it were to attack an armored formation,it would have to go through a maze of medium to long range SAMs, short range MANPADS not to mention the many AA fires....good against terrorist and low budget armies

Vor 10 Stunden
nathan kindle
nathan kindle

As an Army veteran, I can tell you that when I was in Afghanistan, there was nothing more beautiful than the sight of a Hog flying overhead.

Vor 11 Stunden
Public Public
Public Public

Surely the chances of it flying are very low if it was engineered by insane people?

Vor 14 Stunden
Falken Vir
Falken Vir

A10 is literally a Flying Gun Platform

Vor 14 Stunden
Victor Nojin
Victor Nojin

It all makes to much sense.

Vor 15 Stunden
Testicle Thief
Testicle Thief

This plane is good for absolutely raping third world armies like the taliban with fucking bullets but against a strong militarized military power I don’t think is good for if we want to make it good enough to fight strong modernized armies we gotta make another type of the A-10

Vor 17 Stunden
Luke Coviello
Luke Coviello

Looks more like a puma to me.

Vor 19 Stunden
AE 123
AE 123

U.S army: So we made this Tank General: make it fly

Vor 20 Stunden
theroflcopternoob
theroflcopternoob

The A-10 is not as survivable as you'd think. I'll let the general in charge of USAF forces (gen Chuck Horner) in desert storm do the talking. "We had a lot of A-10s take a lot of ground fire hits. Quite frankly, we pulled the A-10s back from going up around the Republican Guard and kept them on Iraq’s [less formidable] front-line units" And no, A-10s were not conducting more missions than other aircraft that also fought in the front line. https://www.airforcemag.com/article/0691horner/

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Linerunner99
Linerunner99

xXx: :points at weapons: "I want all that... in here" :points at car: USA: :points at aircraft parts: "I want all that... around this" :points at Avenger:

Vor 23 Stunden
Taranizs
Taranizs

Designing an aircraft primarily around a completely fixed-position gun that can only be aimed by literally pointing the plane AT whatever you want to shoot, which is generally a ground target that requires low-altitude flying..... Agreed, that's somewhat insane....

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William Clark
William Clark

Hi nice aircraft video dude

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Ayden Mygatt
Ayden Mygatt

Laughs in brrrr

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gary schraa
gary schraa

"Hey read more show less ?" "Yeah read more show less" "Whatcha doing (read more show less) ?" "Just adding my two cents to the conversation read more show less" " Me too read more show less , I'd love to read less and show more just once but for now all I can say is . . . . .

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Vilhelmo De Okcidento
Vilhelmo De Okcidento

Depleted Uranium ammunition must be banned by an international convention. The US has made large portions of Iraq radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years. Iraq has such high levels of birth defects that women are afraid to get pregnant. The problem occurs when DU becomes aerosolized, as when used in munitions. DU can enter the body via inhalation, where it wrecks havoc.

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Rasmus
Rasmus

I love that such a beautiful plane with the greatest noise of all time is viewed by soldiers as a sort of guardian angel and morale booster

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ChrisGeez
ChrisGeez

The combination of low-cost off-the-shelf parts and highly specialized mission objective development specs for the A-10 Warthog is exactly the opposite of those for the ridiculously expensive and supposedly all-purpose-but-woefully suboptimal mission specific design of the F-35. (Facepalm!)

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Max Wylde
Max Wylde

Thank you, Pierre Sprey.

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B-Thrash
B-Thrash

When I was in the USAF we always considered the A10 superior to all others in close combat support, as it was a flying tank, go USA & have a happy 4th!!!

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Carlos Caraballo
Carlos Caraballo

Jesus. Only in America will the government design a radioactive bullet gatling gun and put a plane on it.

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130shooter1
130shooter1

Non infantry will never know the comfort that us grunts felt when we look up and see the devils cross flying above us.

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Donald Martin
Donald Martin

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.....any grunt or mechanized soldier will tell you that the A-10 is the most beautiful bird in the air.....

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En Vintervell Va Dorno
En Vintervell Va Dorno

My Favourite Military Planes: B-2 Stealth Bomber Bell Boeing V22 Osprey  A-10 Thunderbolt II Mcdonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Absolutely incredible 🤙🏾

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Thaum2
Thaum2

Thank you for this interesting exposition. As a child during the cold war, I spent many hours watching countless British Lightnings, and Vulcans and US A10s training in the sky above my house in the UK. I spent many hours enthralled, watching the Warthogs 'cartwheeling' around nearby buildings which they were using as training targets on the rural outskirts of my town. Interesting about the Kn of recoil (let's ignore the turning forces)- a typical masonry house in my country will impose approx 40-50 Kn into the ground ie that gun has a similar force as the weight of a typical masonry 2-storey house. Interesting about the original design ethos which has proven correct over many years. Better design trumps greater sophistication. I would have loved to see more engineering detail about this fabulous bird. Thank you. I have subscribed to your channel

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Tech Maharaja
Tech Maharaja

I Bought this one in GTA V . its very good

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VictoSN
VictoSN

Gta kids:tHaTs tHe B10 YoU IdiOts

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Cabin In the Woods
Cabin In the Woods

Nice to see another large channel from an Irishman

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8Jory
8Jory

This plane is one of those things that's so ugly, it's beautiful.

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john wyborn
john wyborn

Depleted uranium is a most despicable war crime. Any country that employs such imoral tactics, has set itself up for certain humiliating defeat as God will see to it! Even if its the self righteous usa

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Fredrik Astlid
Fredrik Astlid

Why Insane that is such a false statement.

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Christoph Horstmann
Christoph Horstmann

https://youtu.be/wk6Qr6OO5Xo?t=202 so, I did not know that the A-10 is capable of flying remotely.

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გიორგი ႵႠႰႧႥႤႪႨ
გიორგი ႵႠႰႧႥႤႪႨ

Made by a Georgian, Aleksandre Kartvelishvili (aka Alexander Kartveli)

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Chris Musix
Chris Musix

The TIE Fighters of our day.

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Wendy Watson
Wendy Watson

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Derek Porupsky
Derek Porupsky

Can you having that in Vietnam, Vietnam is what made the A-10, All except were Russian aircraft were.

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Mark Thorsby
Mark Thorsby

Thank you for the video, fascinating. If I know American military contracts; why choose between the a10 and f35? Let’s have both.

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GetRekt lol
GetRekt lol

Haha plane go BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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rtrThanos Ezekyle Abaddon
rtrThanos Ezekyle Abaddon

I’ve always been a fan of military aircraft so I knew what I was looking at the first time I saw it for real. But nothing can prepare for your first real-life encounter. I was in boot camp at Fort Lost-In-The-Woods, Missouri, working on my shot grouping at the rifle range. And I hear what sounds like a chainsaw coming from my left. I didn’t see anything obvious at first, but then I saw some flares in the sky and that’s when I saw the Warthogs. I’d see them dive down, a long puff of smoke come out of their nose and trail behind them, then a few seconds later I heard what sounded like a really mean chainsaw before they pulled up and popped flares while banking. I was amazed at the sheer volume of fire they were laying down, yet I heard nothing for a good 5 seconds later. Being raised in the Midwest that has many insane thunderstorms I knew that each second between seeing the lightening and hearing it is about 1 mile, so those Hawgs were a good 5 miles away and still loud as hell. I’d rather piss glass than be on the receiving end of an A10 cannon. I’m sorry but no F35 or F-anything can match that firepower, intimidation, or time on station, which is why the A10 will have a long service life like the B52. It’s simple, it’s cheap, it’s effective, and it doesn’t need a $400,000 helmet to operate.

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Bill Martin
Bill Martin

Trump is a draft dodger

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Rule Ten
Rule Ten

The original engineers consulted with the world's greatest pilot, Hans Ulhrich Rudel.

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G Lopez
G Lopez

Some one at the pentagon ordered specs for a tank that could fly so Fairchild came up with this Mo Fo

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will edwards
will edwards

It costs $200,000 to fire that gun for 12 seconds (70 rounds per second at a cost of $238/ round), yet grandma is only getting a 1.6% cost of living adjustment in her social security this 2020 year. With the exploding costs of meat she will no doubt have to go back to eating cat food again. To add insult to injury the military will be disposing of 35 million ($8,330,000,000 cost) of these rounds due to the depleted uranium heath risks from these 30 mm rounds. And we just wrecked our entire economy and gave the Banksters/ Wall Street/ Big Corporations 8 trillion dollars in stimulus money because we wanted to keep grandma safe? Cut me a freaking break!@#

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G Lopez
G Lopez

Will Edwards is the proper way to initiate this comrade use spell check it is must favored by all external BOTS

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JC cohen
JC cohen

Is it me, or does it sound like a fart when the gatling is firing?

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G Lopez
G Lopez

Yes but you get to hear it after the ammo has hit the target So the bad guys are on their way see the virgins when the sound gets there.

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Randomguy
Randomguy

I remember the old AFN commercial back in the late 70's, Announcer: A-10 Thunderbolt II's, were glad there on our side!, then you would see an A-10 strafe a Soviet era tank and hear that famous brrrrrrrrrrt.

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Perry Champ
Perry Champ

If Chuck Norris were an airplane this would be the one.

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doge_ fish
doge_ fish

A-10 at the beginning sounds like a fart

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Dezzer89
Dezzer89

Designer: "hey guys, we got this amasing gun that we have put on this killer plane!" General: "what does it shoot?" Designer: "we have invented these huge shells that can kill anything.. but it means that every shell contains nuclear waste" General: "well.. we got alot of nuclear waste.. lets do it, we can worry about the nuclear waste after we have pushed back the Soviets!" Designer: "god idea sir!" *2003* Politician: "we need to free the people of Iraq from their dictator, and then fight the terrorists in Afghanistan.. lets use the Warthogs, the ammunition is cheap" *2020* Documentary: "..the largest part of the gun is the ammo drum, which typically contains 1150 rounds.." my mind: "each of those rounds contain radioactive waste, 1150 for each plane.. how many Warthogs are in the middle east.. how many missions have they flown, using their main armament?.. i wonder how many bullets have been fired on Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the rest of the world.. the US is actively encouraging a fallout scenario in the rest of the world.. oh god its worse! they build a plane, firing radioactive bullets into other nations.. be course its cheaper than actually bothering about their own nuclear waste!!"

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Marc Williams
Marc Williams

Scrap the 35, group the 10's and 16's for battlefield dominance. Pepper in super18's, 15's, a surveillance bird and the sat net for air superiority. If aliens show up, they can get these hands too cuz Space Force is active also.

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EffingSix
EffingSix

The A-10 resembles the gloster meteor.

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A. Paul
A. Paul

The universe is teeming with life but they hide cause we're the "Hulk smash" species.

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Ballsy Ballsyone
Ballsy Ballsyone

Love the ARRRRRs and the Buuuuts! HAHAHAHA

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BandanaDrummer95
BandanaDrummer95

I remember a soldier once being asked which weapons system was his favorite. His answer was the Air Force. Probably because of this

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BADMONTESS
BADMONTESS

The A-10's design had input from a German WWII Stuka pilot. Hans Ulrich Rudel, the most decorated pilot of any nation. He knocked out over 500 Soviet tanks. He flew the first tank destroyer Stukas with cannons. This could be why in part the A-10 is so successful in that Rudel understood what it took to kill a tank and have an aircraft live in a hostile low attack arena of the front line. His Stuka said: bumpbumpbumpbumpbumpbump

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Lex_Ka
Lex_Ka

it sounds like its ripping a massive fart when it fires

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r1too
r1too

13:22 WTF?!?!?!?! How much is that a minute!!!!!

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Saurabh Singh Makrahi
Saurabh Singh Makrahi

brrrrrrrrt... brrrrrrrrt...yea..that sound is legendary...will make u shit ur pants if u're in an armoured vehicle 😁

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TheSpoonyluvin
TheSpoonyluvin

I love the analogies the video used... Rocky, Mohammad Ali, Gandalf riding into Helmsdeep. That's good writing.

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Jon Wick
Jon Wick

The cost per hour of operation between the F35 and the A10 alone makes the A10 the best choice for providing close air support.

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RomanLeone
RomanLeone

The creations of the White Man are simply wonderful!

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SomeGuyWithAChannel
SomeGuyWithAChannel

Soilders: sir we have the gun you requested General: good, now find a way to put that motherfucker in the sky

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Joe Vignolo
Joe Vignolo

I personally got a chance to experience what its like to be attacked by an A-10. Some of my Air Guard buddies and I had parked our truck in an open field next to the runway to watch an A-10 put on a flight demonstration for an airshow. When it took of it circled around and started to come right at us. Then it made the first of six high speed low altitude passes right over us. We found out afterwards that as the pilot taxied out he spotted our truck sitting there and decided to use it as his target. By luck we just happened to be in the right place at the right time and ended up with the best seats in the house.

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Sigmund Q Freud
Sigmund Q Freud

20 dollars for a year? Thats not a bad deal. I spend half that on condoms per year.

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VIPALIEN32
VIPALIEN32

a-10 go BRRRRTTTT tehe 🙃

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Ploke Newo78
Ploke Newo78

Other countries: It's a airplane with a gun attached USA: It's a gun with an airplane attached.

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John Steve
John Steve

People : A-10 Warthog Me : B-11 StrikeForce

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