A-10 Warthog Nose Art
Dimensions: 43” x 21.5”
The A-10 Warthog formed the backbone of the USAF’s close ground support force. The A-10 is now competing with the F-16 and F-35 for this role. Even so, it continues to provide excellent service to the USAF. Existing in reduced numbers it still provides great support for the close ground support role.
The amazing A-10 Warthog was designed around its 30 mm cannon with 1,350 rounds, plus up to 16,000 lbs. of mixed ordnance. This includes laser-guided bombs, rockets, CBUs and Maverick missiles on 11 external store stations.
The General Electric turbofans provided 9,065 lbs. of thrust each. The A-10 has great short field takeoff and landing capabilities. At maximum weight, it can take off with only 4.000 ft. of a runway and land within a very short distance of 2,000 ft.
To see the A-10 Warthog approaching you when you are on the ground has been described to be one of the most menacing and terrifying sights you will ever want encounter as an enemy combatant.
If the mean and menacing look of the A-10 nose art isn't in itself enough, then the 30-millimeter cannon certainly is! The A-10 Warthog is a fine example of a warplane that has kept the custom of Nose Art alive. Paintings of tiger-shark teeth, snakes and, yes, even the infamous warthogs are featured on the noses of many modern day warplanes!
The collecting of Aircraft Nose Art Panels is a tradition that has been around since World War I and World II. It continues today even in the Post-world War era!