During the Cold War, the US and the Soviet Union created many advanced weapons and they became rivals on the battlefields. Today we gonna talk about the “Flying Tank” of both nation
Russia’s Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot and America’s A-10 Warthog, both dubbed “flying tanks” in the sky, are rivals in the air support mission for ground combat units.
This is a symbol of two leading militaries in the world, both aircraft are equipped with advanced armor, low-altitude attack, and bombing capabilities, supporting infantry to attack enemy ground forces.
The American A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft was born after the US military learned from the Vietnam battlefield. Starting in 1972, the US military recognized the need for specialized aircraft for ground attack purposes. At the time, the US Air Force had three options for ground attack missions : the F-4 Phantom, the F-111, and the A-1 Skyraider. But these planes are not suitable for the requirements set forth.