This Day in Aviation History

January 18th, 1973
The USAF selects the Fairchild YA-10 over the Northrop YA-9.

The YA-10 was the prototype of the Fairchild A-10 Warthog.

Wikipedia, Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II:

Wikipedia, Northrop YA-9:

YouTube, YA-9 and YA-10 from 1972 at EAFB:

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