A-10’s are rumored to be currently operating in the area of the Persian Gulf. Possibly, they are at their old base at Jubail in Saudi Arabia or Minhab Airbase in the Emirates. The Warthog is targeted for retirement by the Air Force…again. The main complaint is that it cannot survive against modern defenses. But ISIL is just the kind of vulnerable enemy against which it has been most effective. Of its many attributes, one is the wide array of firepower that it can pack. The following are the weapons in one configuration.

The Gun. A 30MM GAU8 cannon with 1174 rounds of ammunition.

The Gun

The Gun

6 X AGM-65K Mavericks

Mavericks

Mavericks

6 X Mk 82 High Drag bombs  with baloots.

MK82 High drag

MK82 High drag

3 X CBU-87

CBU-87 open

CBU-87 open

It is also armed with two LAU-68A rocket pods and a Rockeye to balance it out due to the ALQ-131V ECM pod on the right wing. Maybe the A-10 has one more fight in it.