The Air Force revealed on Monday that it had finished installing new wings on the last of its A-10 Thunderbolt IIs. The news wings on the iconic aircraft, also known as the Warthog, should last for up to 10,000 flight hours without a depot inspection, expecting the aircrafts to fly until the late 2030s.
“At the end of the program, making sure we had all the pieces and parts that we needed to make that happen required a really significant team effort,” Stephen Zaiser, director of the 571st, said in a release. “I think the fact that we produced the aircraft so successfully is a testament to the whole team, the special program office, Boeing and others that were a part of making it all work.”
It’s good to see this incredible aircraft has been given a new lease on life. The A-10 has saved countless numbers of lives in the battlefield, where at times just a quick reminder of its deadly reputation with a Burrrrrrrrrrr of its cannon in close proximity to the enemy being enough to make them stop in their tracks and run.