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Friday
May282010

Sink Your Teeth Into The Many Faces Of The USAF A-10 Warthog!

 

'A-10 Warthog Week' at AirPigz

Catch the Air Combat Command A-10 East Demo Team
at the Indy Air Show June 12th and 13th 

 Nose art has made a bit of a comeback in the last 20 years, and the A-10 Warthog is perfectly suited to putting a mouth on the front end to accentuate that massive 30mm GAU-8 cannon.  The simple shark teeth design like shown above is one of the most common seen on A-10's.  I think these kind of teeth looked great on the P-40 and other aircraft from WWII, but it's hard to argue with the way it's taken to the extreme here on the Warthog with the ability to spit serious firepower out of that mouth!

 

 This mouth design is also a common one seen on many A-10's, and it picks up on the teeth and tusk concept from the real live Warthog.  It's simple, bold, and effective... and again, any mouth that can spit 30mm bullets is a mouth you need to respect.

 

 I'm not sure how common this design is, but I really like the intensity that it projects.  Far more stylized than the designs above, this one really has a personality.  The general lack of contrast in the colors tho certainly reduces it's visibility, especially if you were seeing this from the ground as the Hawg is chasing you down.

 

 Another early design with a Warthog theme to it.  This one even includes some ears, but I think it lacks a little in the overall 'bite' department. 

 The red, white, and black shark teeth as seen in the top pic don't go whole hog (hehe) with the proper animal theme, but for overall scary attack factor, coupled with that massive cannon, I think it's the best mouth an A-10 Warthog can have!

 

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