Quote of the Day, The Warthog Is Always Welcome Here edition.

Fark: “Despite the Air Force’s best efforts to euthanize it in favor of the perpetually unready F-35A, the A-10 Warthog did what it was built to: survive.”

The Air Force said Monday that it has finished installing new wings on the last of 173 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs.

The re-winging of the venerable attack aircraftpopularly known as the Warthog, is expected to allow it to keep flying until the late 2030s, Air Force Materiel Command said in a release.

The upgraded wings should last for up to 10,000 flight hours without requiring a depot inspection, AFMC said. And they have an improved, newly designed wire harness to make the wings easier to remove, and lessen the chance of damaging the wing during the removal process.

So, hey: no flying cars, but we get to keep the flying tanks. …I’ll allow it.

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