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MI Air National Guard drops training bombs near town, blames mechanical failure

There were no injuries reported.

The jet, probably an A-10 Warthog, was flying from Selfridge Air National Guard Base in metro Detroit to Camp Grayling, in Michigan's northern lower peninsula.

Someone armed an A-10 Warthog RC plane with an adorable baby cannon

Nerf really does make everything better.

A YouTube user sawed a hole in the bottom of an A-10 Warthog RC plane, stuck a Nerf cannon in the bottom, and recorded strafing stand-up tanks. It's genius.

F-35 and A-10 finally going head-to-head in close-air support contest

After plenty of arguing, the Pentagon will finally conduct an official test between the new F-35 Lightning II and the aging A-10 Thunderbolt II.

A-10's role against ISIS serves as temporary stay of execution

With the bombing campaign against ISIS in high gear, Air Force brass are recognizing the importance of the A-10, despite repeated attempts to retire it.

The F-35's 25-mm cannon is not to be trifled with

Much has been made about the F-35's lack of close-air support ability, but based on this video of a gun test, its 25-mm cannon doesn't appear to be lacking.

Senators support raiding overseas fund, cutting SecDef budget to save A-10

US Senators, including John McCain, are offering aggressive alternatives to save the A-10 Warthog.

Armed Services Committee orders more F-35s, A-10 decision coming

Despite opposition from the Pentagon and Government Accountability Office, the House Armed Services Committee will order more F-35 fighters.

Chuck Norris shows his support for saving the A-10

The US Air Force has apparently crossed Chuck Norris in its quest to retire the A-10 Warthog. And as we know, nobody crosses Chuck Norris.

F-35 won't be fully capable of close-air support until 2022

Supporting the continued service of the A-10 Warthog, a new report indicates that the F-35 won't be able to carry the USAF's premier CAS bomb until 2022.

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Army Major argues USAF position on A-10 'makes no sense'

An Army Major has penned an in-depth piece opposing the Air Force's position on the retirement of the beloved A-10 Warthog.

Congress stepping in to save A-10

Okay, so maybe Congress isn't that bad. Turns out, there are at least a few enlightened folks on Capitol Hill who recognize that, yes, retiring the iconic A-10 Warthog is a pretty poor idea.

A-10 Warthog transitions from tank killer to storm chaser

Few military aircraft have the fearsome reputation of the A-10 Warthog, a plane renowned for its cockroach-like survivability, hefty payload capacity and most notably, its ability to utterly annihilate tanks with its legendary 30-millimeter cannon, which fires armor-piercing, depleted-uranium rounds. For one A-10, though, its new mission will see it ditch its Gatling-like cannon and AGM-65 Maverick missiles for sensor pods and mainframes.