Here are some stats on the info from the last Gulf War...As for the Warthog .... it was destroyed about 15 of such planes during the Gulf War ... just for the compare: Russians lost 13 planes (some was the new Su-25s) only after the 8 years of battle! Most of them was destroyed by "Stingers" ... of what kind of superiority you talkin' about...goddammit! Don't care
Only 2 A-10 Worthogs were damaged, and one was able to return back to base. The other one that was shot down the pilot was recovered. It was shot down by a Roland Missile.
A total of 4(not 15 dumbass) A-10 Warthogs were shot down during the Gulf War. Three of the four pilots ejected and became POW's. The fourth went down with his aircraft providing Close Air Support to another downed A-10 pilot. Another two were destroyed during emergency landing, and one of the pilots died.
Total Lost during both Wars: 7
The A-10's in the first Gulf War alone were responsible for over 1000 tank kills.