How is it possible you could not love a Hawg? Seriously.
After 44 years of service, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is still kicking ass and taking names. Engraved in the side of a 20 oz RTIC tumbler, you know it's going to stand out in the Incirlik mess ... I mean, "Dining Facility."
Popular Mechanics did a great article on Warthogs last year. My favorite bit: "In January of this year, for example, Major General James Post, Vice Commander of Air Combat Command, reportedly told junior officers that passing favorable information about the A-10 to Congress was tantamount to "committing treason." More recently, F-35 program chief Lt. Gen Christopher Bogdan dismissed a potential close-air support fly-off test between the A-10 and F-35 as unnecessary."
Come on, Generals, Sirs; she does a great job -- several great jobs, actually -- that no other aircraft can do.