A-10 accepts 4 anti-aircraft missiles fired in Mosul

Even though it was planned to be eliminated by the US Air Force, the A-10 attack still proved its power when carrying out air strikes against IS in western Raqqa, Syria.

Syrian media has just posted a photo of a US A-10 attack carrying out fierce airstrikes on IS terrorist targets in Western Raqqa – which is considered IS’s command headquarters in Syria.

Almost simultaneously with the airstrike in Raqqa, A-10 attack also carried out an attack on IS near the city of Mosul, northern Iraq, according to Iraq News.

This A-10 Thunderbolt was attacked by at least four SA-7 shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) rebels, but this fighter still escaped spectacularly.

Attack A-10.

Although this squadron of A-10 attack aircraft returned to base safely after the attack with SA-7 missiles, the deadly situation once again reminded the US Air Force of the power of IS.

In addition, the US Army also faces the risk that its military bases located in Kuwait may be attacked at any time by gunmen loyal to the Islamic State.

The A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft was put into service by the US Army in late 1977. It has a maximum takeoff weight of about 23 tons and can fly at a maximum speed of more than 900km/h.

However, according to Business Insider Magazine, the US Congress refused to allow the US Air Force to stop using the A-10 Thunderbolt.

`Our desire has always been to stop using the A-10,` Mr. Kirby said at a press conference at the Pentagon.

Although it was born in 1977, up to now, the A-10 is still the number 1 choice of the US Air Force for fire support missions for ground forces.

Because it mainly operates at low altitudes, the A-10 is designed to withstand heavy damage caused by enemy anti-aircraft fire, especially anti-aircraft artillery and close-range missiles.

Clip of A-10 air attack on IS:

According to Tuan Vu

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