The A-10 Warthog has been accused by its critics of being slow, outdated, expensive, and past its prime. The Air Force even tried to retire it this past year. They failed. Congress woundn’t allow it and for good reasons. This video made by the 25th Fighter Squadron gives an insight into why.
The A-10 is an amazing machine. The structure of the aircraft is built around a 30mm cannon with a titanium armored bathtub structure that protects the pilot. The Warthog is a tank in the sky. The A-10C provides close air support for troops in close contact with the enemy. The jet is a key contributor to the current US campaign against ISIS in Iraq.