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A fight to save the ‘Warthog’: Cold War-era plane targeted for retirement amid budget cuts

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LOS ANGELES — The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane nicknamed the “Warthog,” is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon’s endangered weapons list.

Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling gun the size of a Volkswagen Beetle in its nose, the Cold War-era plane has a reputation for tearing apart armored tanks and clearing the way for troops on the ground with its massive 30 mm rounds of ammunition.

But the unsightly plane has been in the…

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