Ode to the Warthogs

Four A-10s of the 111th Fighter Wing, Pennsylv...

Four A-10s of the 111th Fighter Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, fly in formation during a refueling mission. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s not elegant. It’s not flashy. It is not sleek.

The A-10 is loyal. It’s sturdy. It’s dependable.

It can take a hit and keep on fighting.

It has lived for over 40 years.

It has been enhanced to live another 25 years.

No aircraft in history has flown as long as the Warthog.

It protects troops on the ground.

Despite attempts to retire it, it lives long, and strong, and proud.

The A-10 Warthog is, well…it¬†is beautiful.