Ukrainian Air Force may receive American attack aircraft A-10 Thunderbolt II

Washington announced the possible transfer of A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft to Kyiv. In particular, the head of the US Air Force, Frank Kendall, mentioned this to the press.

Many decisions depend on Kyiv and its needs, we are open to discuss the requirements and how we can meet them

- said the military.

At the same time, Kendall clarified that the time had come for the Pentagon to get rid of these attack aircraft, and only then did the idea of ​​​​transferring the A-10 Thunderbolt II to the Ukrainian armed forces arose. Along with this, the Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, Charles Brown, expressed confidence that Ukraine would have to abandon combat equipment Soviet times in favor of "something non-Russian".

Meanwhile, the head of the largest US arms manufacturing company Northrop Grumman, Katie Worden, believes that the stockpiles of weapons are not designed for a long-term military conflict. Armaments may not be enough if there are no clear indications of the level of demand, since large stocks have not been specially created.

Earlier, Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN, stressed that Moscow would not forget the collective West of the supply of weapons that kill civilians in the Russian Federation and Ukraine.

The supply of weapons and the killing of people with Western weapons ... I do not think we will forget about it. This is a very painful experience that I don't know how to overcome.

- Polyansky said in an interview with TNT Radio journalists.
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  1. Orange bigg Offline Orange bigg
    Orange bigg (Alexander ) 22 July 2022 14: 24
    Oh, how nice it will be to hit the American A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft with our fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces and Air Defense Forces. Seeing the stocks of the Su-25 in the expanses of the former Warsaw Pact Organization are running out. -25 reached the figure 79. But there are still unconfirmed losses, that is, not taken into account due to lack of evidence, there are damaged and, as a result, disabled Su-25s, some of them went to spare parts, and the Su-25 from Bulgaria and other former ATS countries are far from being in a satisfactory condition. In 2014, the Armed Forces of Ukraine themselves officially confirmed the loss of 6 of their Su-25s. Otherwise, everyone was shouting about Bayraktary, Bayraktary, and now no one really remembers them. The Su-25 or the same A-10 turned out to be more needed in practice.
    1. beer puff Offline beer puff
      beer puff (Igor Trabkin) 22 July 2022 14: 32
      Oh, how nice it will be to hit American A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft

      And given that American "volunteers" will be at the helm, it will be even more pleasant.
  2. Michael L. Offline Michael L.
    Michael L. 22 July 2022 14: 49
    A-10 Thunderbolt II - yes, ugly, but as practice has shown: an effective and durable weapon.
    The capricious statements of the local commentators are inappropriate!
  3. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 22 July 2022 16: 27
    The main thing is that American pilots will sit at the controls of the Thunderbolts for a hundred pounds. And this is nothing more than a casus belli
    1. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
      Yuri V.A (Yuri) 23 July 2022 02: 56
      For a long time, foreign citizens, mercenaries / volunteers have been fighting and even dying in captivity in Ukraine, but this is not enough for a serious reason
  4. Alexander Voytyuk (Alexander Voytyuk) 22 July 2022 17: 15
    In 1976, the Warthog was a very good, tenacious aircraft. Holds a 23 mm cannon, combat radius up to 400 km. And now, probably, he can show an incident without any belli. Don't underestimate the enemy. It was used as a training one, with emulation of different types of aircraft, including our SU-24. Perhaps in the delivery and there will be such an option. All in all, not a very pleasant surprise.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 23 July 2022 13: 03
      Of course, there will be no unexpected surprises in the deliveries of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the aircraft is quite old and well studied, all its characteristics and capabilities have long been known, but it can really cause some trouble, especially if American pilots are at their controls.
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  6. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 22 July 2022 22: 56
    I love this plane. "Thunderbolt 2" Unusual. Interesting. Great for war against partisans and countries like Ukraine. laughing wassat
  7. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 24 July 2022 05: 51
    Mdyaya .. The car is serious .. But I hope that there is a nut for this "bolt". with reverse thread soldier
  8. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 24 July 2022 12: 24
    They can put. Or they may not deliver. How much, when? Nobody knows.
    Some time ago, there was discussion of air warfare against F-15s and F-16s. Now we have taken up the "discussion" of other models. Well, what else do pensioners of different ages do?
  9. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 24 July 2022 15: 22
    It's time for the Pentagon to get rid of these stormtroopers

    Those. free disposal at the expense of the importing country.
    And as many of you right here pointed out, supplies should be complete with consumables in the form of pilots and mechanics. Otherwise, it's just a bucket of bolts.
    As for the aircraft itself, this is a serious thing, albeit a rather old one. And he can cause a lot of trouble.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 24 July 2022 23: 10
      No need for hats. A-10 attack aircraft is armored, survivable, a cannon with uranium shells is also strong against armored vehicles. Such a gift for the Armed Forces of Ukraine cannot be allowed ... Where are the limits of US assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, why is the government of the Russian Federation silent, with such unacceptable interference by the United States, There was a warning at the beginning of the NWO about non-intervention, that the warnings of the Russian government were quietly reduced to zero ...
  10. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Alexander) 25 July 2022 11: 27
    A-10s are quite worn out and in need of repair. The Yankees, of course, took out the gold reserves of Ukraine, but it cannot forever be a guarantee of the supply of weapons, because it is not so great ... As for the combat qualities of the A-10, this machine does not have any stealth for radars, and it even has a chance to get away from a fighter less than the Su-25. If on the Su-24 there is at least some chance to engage in air combat with a ghostly hope of victory (rather on luck), then on the A-10 air combat is generally unrealistic, it is well armored, heavily armed, but a COW ...
  11. Alexander Ponamarev (Alexander Ponamarev) 14 August 2022 06: 15
    If things go like this, then we are on the eve of the third world war