HAWG - Exploits of an A-10 Fighter Squadron in Afghanistan

24. sep.. 2016
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Video footage depicting the exploits of an A-10 Fighter Squadron in Afghanistan during the fighting season of 2014. The story it renders, through interviews and first-person experiences on the battlefield, vividly illustrates the essential role of the A-10 Warthog, its community of pilots, and Joint Terminal Attack Controllers working together with accurate precision and dedicated teamwork to save the lives of ground troops engaged in close combat in the most dangerous place in the world.

  • the dragon in the sky came to protect her family

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  • For some strange, completely out of touch reason, Congress just hates the A-10 and tries to kill it every year.

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  • I was raised around the A-10, specifically 618, my father’s little piggy. If anyone knows where 618 is, please let me know.

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  • i Went to Airborne School with Houser

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  • THE MERCENARY Head crushing Blood spraying Martial Arts Action by former ex 2 REP SNIPER now on Amazon Prime .................

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  • Knew a WO2 RE who as a Cpl, was tasked to cut Iraqi tank barrels after they were disabled by A-10s and their uranium rounds, he was the last survivor, the rest of the section had all died from ill health, he died shortly after I met him, from a brain tumour. MOD denied the link as the causation of death to a whole section of fit young men all dying from ill health within a few years.

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  • The A-10 should never be retired, just updated.

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  • Number 1 in the infantryman’s goals

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  • Marines love them some HAWG pilots.

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  • If you don’t have a mustache, you aint flying an a-10!

    Chris GodfreyChris Godfrey5 dager siden
  • 1.5 dislikes are from the acft maintainers for these things lmao. its pretty much a flying bushing.

    Clement ChhayClement Chhay5 dager siden
  • I was part of a fire support group protecting our Widow callsign - our JTAC and seeing the A10's tip in was always outstanding. They saved us more times than I can count, especially Hog 31. Hog 31 performed several strafes on a dog-leg treeline with rockets and 30mm. Those strafes killed and injured over two dozen Taliban and Al-Qaeda. As well as our RAF, the USAF pulled our nuts out of the fire more times than I can count.

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  • I’m a proud Canadian, we are all brothers together and this brings a tear to my eye, thank you!

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  • Seems like the Apache helicopter should be getting a little more credit for close air support as well. A-10 pilots seem to give the cold shoulder to the Apache.

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  • Some d..k head wants to replace a working part sounds stupid but that seems common, oh l know make it more woke for the elites and their children who sit back and make a shit load of money.

    The frogThe frog6 dager siden
  • Could have used A10’s in Vietnam during the TET offensive in 1968. USMC Vietnam vet. Semper Fi

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  • Everyone shits on the Airforce, but the amount of battles won, and lives saved by them is incalculable🤷 Its not a competition. Its teamwork you fucking idiot🤔

    Brandon GradyBrandon Grady9 dager siden
  • Imagine how many 3M earplugs Lawsuit emails this guy gets a day???

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  • Seriously...anyone that thinks an F-35 can replace the A-10 for the CAS mission needs to put down the crack pipe.

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  • I was in artillery, and that plane is a beautiful sight when your dropping rounds right behind retreating friendlies!

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  • Afganistán another Vietnam. Big fail.

    Alex FloresAlex Flores12 dager siden
  • As long as F-22 fly cover, the A-10 IS great.

    Freeman TillsFreeman Tills13 dager siden
  • Muzzle flash at 9:18??

    Allen PasqualeAllen Pasquale14 dager siden
  • Wow excellent video, I never knew how beloved it is. Godspeed Patriots including the A-10...

    Amrkan LoverAmrkan Lover16 dager siden
  • These are bad ass.. I was in Afghan 2009 in Helmand with british forces and when the A10 was up the Taliban shit it.. the jtac said when he knew it was an A10.. when our JTAc said it was America pilot we were the same.. RIP for all our combined fallen warriors . Thank you to all our American allies.. 🇬🇧❤🇺🇸

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  • thank you corey

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  • It's all the garbage democrats that want to get rid of the A-10.

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  • Holy shit that was a lot of mustaches at the end. At 21:52

  • Is the 70's porn star cheesey moustache a prerequisite?

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  • I saw a KC patch, good old home of KC, and he even mentioned Ft. Leonard Wood, good ol Fort Lost in the Woods. Yep, he's a fellow Kansas Citian. 2:00-5:00

    Vencedor UberstarVencedor Uberstar18 dager siden
    • Same here.... good to know the sky gods are from Kansas.

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  • I was on tanks, I've seen the A10 fire, targets don't get destroyed they just disappear. Once you've seen the A10 fire you will never forget it.

    Scott ChrisScott Chris18 dager siden
  • I was on tanks, I've seen the A10 fire, targets don't get destroyed they just disappear. Once you've seen the A10 fire you will never forget it.

    Scott ChrisScott Chris18 dager siden
  • There is no weak link, they all rely on each other

    elbin orellanaelbin orellana18 dager siden
  • A10 “fighter squadron?”

    Dietrich DammerDietrich Dammer20 dager siden
  • Imagine walking across a open ground with fear of getting shot anytime

    Frey THE greenFrey THE green20 dager siden
  • Awesome machine

    Julie CaseyJulie Casey20 dager siden
  • Scary part about this plane is it has such a tight turning circle, even in a dogfight this things only disadvantage is speed.

    Kevin DeChampKevin DeChamp20 dager siden
  • Kansas City CHIEFS

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  • The generals do not want them, the soldiers on the ground love them.

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  • Laws of war 1. No plan survives contact with the enemy. 2. Incoming fire has the right of way. 3. If the enemy's in range, SO ARE YOU. 4. Tracers work both ways. 5. Do NOT draw fire. It annoys those around you. 6. If you're attack is going really well, it's an ambush. 7. While a bullet might have your name on it, a Claymore mine is more of: To whom it may concern 8. There are very few problems that cannot be solved with a suitable application of high explosives. 9. Friendly fire, isn't. 10. Five second fuses burn in 3 seconds. 11. The easy way is ALWAYS mined. 12. Try to look unimportant, they may be low on ammo. 13. If you're short of everything except enemy, you're in combat. 14. Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you. 15. No combat ready unit has passed inspection, no inspection ready unit has passed combat. 16. When in doubt, empty the magazine. 17. When you have secured the area, don't forget to tell the enemy. 18. Precision bombs always hit the ground. 19. Ammo's cheap, your life isn't 20. Anything you do can get you shot, including doing nothing. 21. We're Paratroopers, we're supposed to be surrounded. 22. There is no such thing as overkill or extremely dead. 23. LZ's and DZ's are ALWAYS HOT. 24. Your reserve parachute has a lifetime guarantee. 25. After the spoon flies is NOT the time to decide where to throw the grenade. 26. Battles will be fought at the corner of 4 map sheets. 27. No smoking in combat, the enemy loves American cigarettes and will kill to get them. 28. ALL battlefield souvenires are boobytrapped. 29. Don't kick the can, there's a grenade in it. 30. The LT gets a map or a compass, never both! 31. Turn off your cellphone, it attracts precision guided munitions! 32. Learn to navigate with dead batteries. 33. Don't look conspicuous, it draws fire. 34. There is always a way. 35. Professionals are predictable, it's the amateurs that are dangerous. 36. The enemy invariably attacks on two occasions: 1. When your ready for them. 2. When your not ready for them. 37. Teamwork is essential, it gives them someone else to shoot at. 38. If you can't remember, the claymore is pointed at you. 39. The enemy diversion you have been ignoring will be the main attack. 40. A "sucking chest wound" is natures way of telling you to slow down. 41. Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder. 42. Make it tough enough for the enemy to get in and you won't be able to get out. 43. If it’s stupid, but it works, it’s not stupid. 44. Radios will fail as soon as you need fire support. 45. Intelligence is almost always wrong. 46. You are NOT superman.

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  • 17:01 badass

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  • I am not Military and don't know much, but I do know BADASS when I see it, and the A-10 fits that description! We have some awesome pilots as well! Love to all of you guys and thank you for your service!!

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  • Fagan Stan, hey, the country of terror

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  • 18:18 I am no soldier, nor american, and will probs never see A10 live, but I know how you feel about that sound. Its driving me nuts even though its on youtube.

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  • The invasion of Afghanistan by imperialist forces. Right Sam?

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  • It’s like the intelligence of an A-10 under way is like a gift from the heavens to these guys. No better news than the baddest gun crackin from the sky

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  • The platform is sound. Just upgrading the tech the Warthogs are immortal

    Corey SelinCorey SelinMåned siden
  • I served 24 years Air Force. (Crew Chief) In my experienced opinion getting rid of the A-10 will come back to haunt the Asshats who even thought about it. There is no way they could use a dainty F-35 for ground support!!!

    Mr51CavemanMr51CavemanMåned siden
  • this plane has been saved a lot of troopers the whit out and A10 will not be here whit their family now!!!! GREAT JOB A10!!!

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  • GOD Bless A10 Angel's!!!!!

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  • Don't mess with the HOG..... your lifespan will be shortened instantly!

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  • As a grunt on the ground, the A10 is a beautiful sight to see, and hear, its a game changer

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    • WTF are you trying to Type?

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  • Like this dude said is the air force goals. It’s number one in infantry’s goals.

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  • Though the pines are being turned like wooden spit roast. It's serious is it ? Get the guns and maps you think are American and burn your finger print boys. Because when I say get a moon and lady and drink and your armies commander says no. Then I use a quite five round glider gun to take him dancing with sauce included asbanrepory for the dead men asking for you to leave and stop the adrenalin with sauce and gliders and five dollars worth. Five dollars worth of candy is the difference in winning your war Diablo series jets don't do any one any favourite murders do they cause way boys. It's high way vs long track. Excuse the luxuries of guys on the ground. That's where your supposed yisterine packets are for the locals to find and the hits of Iraq and the music you destroyed won't distance you from bought bread. Get same get shame get laid get paperwork call your commander and see his style!!???????!!!!! +. Ask a good gun to go bang. The locals won't shoot at you... Uuuuu. U have babies and licking the sperm is dirty. Very big very lazy very fat very drunk. Guns guns guns. North intent for love and cuddles. Not desert and hard ships underarm thinnpited rust spots.hmmmmm. no more you need to know. .....Man......

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  • A-10 is so effective because from the get go the whole platform was built around the moustaches of the pilots.

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  • Angel's in the sky!

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  • I just got an awkward boner!!!😜

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  • Walk till you get shot at .. call in the A10 and kill the enemy... repeat

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  • *The United States of America. A rogue state administered by a totally corrupt and dysfunction political system, riding roughshod over faraway nations, killing innocent people, plundering and pillaging all across the planet - in the name of National Security. All on behalf of a nation collectively suffering from lobotomized patriotism . . . .*

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  • Hell yeah I love u ALL! No words good enough! Amen!

    Shannon ParadaShannon ParadaMåned siden
  • And some people wanted to get rid of this masterpiece ? Unbelievable.!

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  • Damn! It's gotta be hard to be such an effective fighting force in the hands or at the disposal of a bunch of America hating communist imbeciles. I don't see how they do it. US of I. Figure it out.

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  • This is a perfect description of brotherhood. These guys are heroes

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  • USA 🇺🇸

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  • Watching this makes me extremely sad I shaved off my mustache for a job interview yesterday.

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  • the A-10 is the "specials teams" line you send out to save lives.....all other air sorties takes lives! here in 2021

  • just waiting for one of these esteem pilots to say: " i was a kid watching GI:JOE in 1984"

  • i am no advocate of war but some pieces of technology like the A-10 leave me in awe

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  • Are there no black pilots? Seems all you all focus on are the white pilots!

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  • An improved A-10 would be increased weapons payload and a much, much faster exit speed.

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  • The A-10 is not a fighter.

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  • Man I got goose bumps when I heard that A10 fly by !

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  • Just to say thank you 👍

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  • Good choice of music too, jukebox hero.

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  • The best combat controllers call it in like it's a pizza order. Totally relaxed XD

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  • Wonderful documentary

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  • You A-10 pilots are the nerves of steel pilots in the Air Force. You make it possible to win the fight by removing real threats to the war fighter and allowing them to take ground. And we can't for get the Air Force JTAC guys, boots on the ground badass mo-fo's.

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  • And don;t discount an A10 air-to-air. Ask any f16 jock what it is like trying to turn with a Hog!!

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  • It is odd how age gets compressed in the military. We called a 27 year old "Pappy"

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  • And all that made the taliban only stronger in the end. And it's 1, 2 3 what are we fighting for...?!

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    • @berliner well there’s going to be some collateral damage. I don’t really think that the afghanis are gonna side with the taliban, as they are the reason of the war (in the whole of it). But yeah, there really is no way to determine wether these wars are helping or hurting. I say we leave that to the military.

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    • @potatosupremacy All the collateral damage has given the taliban more backing in public than they had before the war. Many of the afgahns that helped the US forces in hope for a better future where left alone with the consequences in a taliban afgahnistan. Last week they did forbid singing for women again. Last sentence was a reference to country joe mac donald's song featured in that woodstock documentary.

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    • Explain, please.

      potatosupremacypotatosupremacyMåned siden
  • Man, I remember saving up 3 months allowence at a total of $3 and my dad paid the rest for the desert Storm micro machines with the A10. Still is and always will be my favorite. Stay safe

    Joshua 333Joshua 333Måned siden
  • A nice " shout out " to a very necessary component of defensive forces today .

    steve hammondsteve hammondMåned siden
  • Hell yeah! Can’t replace this.

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  • This is why I love to be American❤️

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  • Much respect for all these men!

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  • A10 are. The most BADASS in the military for SURE...love that rupp

    T. T. KelseyT. T. Kelsey2 måneder siden
  • That BRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrr is heaven if you're an ally and hell if you're an enemy

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  • outstanding vid

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  • Please give us a 5th gen A-10. Could you imagine?!

    The Coastal CardicianThe Coastal Cardician2 måneder siden
  • In Afghanistan 2013/14, these things would explode the shit out of the mountains where the Taliban kept hiding and firing mortars at us. There would always be more Taliban firing more IDF, or the same Taliban hiding in caves, but the A-10's would still be there to turn more mountainside into rubble. I hated my time there, and I miss it. I hope the people in the other units on Bagram at that time are doing well now.

    Godless ProphetGodless Prophet2 måneder siden
  • These people do not choose War, they are better than those who do, The upload is awesome, thank you.

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  • My land

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  • Awesome moustache video.

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  • Human "intervention" has not and likely will not be replaced any time soon. (2021).

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  • i love the aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa10

    Michael BishopMichael Bishop2 måneder siden
  • Thé A 10 C is even better

    Don WellsDon Wells2 måneder siden
  • they use integrated mustache-technology into their HUD, this allows them to detect thing much like a cat using there whiskers.

    JoshJosh2 måneder siden
    • Legend lol

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