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Do you call the USAF's A-10 a "Thunderbolt II" or a "Warthog?"?

Asked by kritiper (13186points) June 23rd, 2014

Why don’t people call it what it is!

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

It’s the Warthog, ugly slow but amazingly effective. Why do the higher ups keep wanting to kill something so useful?

ucme's avatar

For now, i’d call it a “what-the-fuck-is-that”

kritiper's avatar

For the record, the official name is “Thunderbolt II.” Named after the highly effective P-47 Thunderbolt of WWII fame. (Highly effective as a ground attack aircraft.)

ragingloli's avatar

I just call it a target.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

How about a Sweat Hog!?!?

majorrich's avatar

A Warthog by any other name would be a Thunderbolt II

Berserker's avatar

And why the hell would I know of every aircraft in the military and their respective names/nicknames? Unless I was in the military myself, or had an interest in it?

The only ones I’m familiar with are, or were rather, the blackhawk helicopters, and I know of them because they had the reputation of falling apart on their own during use.

CWOTUS's avatar

If we’re going to call it what it is, then we might as well go with Death From Above.

jerv's avatar


They used to circle my yard.

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