Great A-10 Warthog story

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Readers will know that I am a big fan of the A-10 Warthog airplane - here is a video that helps to explain why:

From this article at Business Insider:

Watch one of the baddest A-10 pilots ever land after being hit by a missile
US Air Force Maj. Gen. Paul T. “PJ” Johnson is right up there with the best pilots to have ever flown the A-10.

While serving as a captain during Operation Desert Storm, he was decorated with the Air Force Cross for leading the rescue mission of a downed Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot deep behind enemy lines.

And the story:

A few days later, Johnson’s skills were on full display when he was hit by an enemy missile while trying to take out a radar site.

The explosion left a gaping hole on his right wing, which disabled one of the hydraulic systems. Still, he managed to fly back to safety.

This video shows how Johnson pulled through his “high pucker factor” experience, which he credits to a “wing and a prayer.”

The A-10 is one brilliantly designed airplane - everything just works.

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