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Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War ebook

Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War by William L. Smallwood

Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War



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Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War William L. Smallwood ebook
Page: 268
ISBN: 9781574888867
Format: pdf
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.


Neither was flying an A-10.) When the Wall fell, the Air Force was reduced by 40% and the Army no longer thought it would fight against massive tank formations. They're basically two jet engines Before the first Gulf War the USAF wanted to get rid of it because it was too low tech. So most of the A-10s were parked until the First Gulf War showed that we still needed them. It seems to me that our A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) Air to Ground Attack plane has proven to be one of our most effective air assets throughout the middle eastern campaign. The Hog is a fantastic weapon system sticking to the KISS system, that alone in this high tech electronic wonder age has made it its own worse enemy, its a flying tank. The things are constantly flying in and out of an airbase not far from downtown, so consequently, the whole town gets a fantastic view of these ungainly things in action. Nov 21, 2007 - Tank Killer - A10 Thunderbolt the Warthog. I remember them too used to fly around Ely with the Super Stallions. May 3, 2014 - But its performance during the Gulf War earned it a reprieve.) J. Mar 23, 2010 - Not only did the A10 return successfully to base with the huge hole in the wing, but the engine merely "burped and chugged" before continuing to provide thrust to assist in getting the plane home safe. Believe it or not, what A good description and more info is available in "Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War" by William L. Furman This sounds like a combination of the Warthog being too ugly, too "unsexy" for the USAF to keep flying and a case of "penny wise, pound foolish". I used to live in Tucson Arizona and there's a training facility for the A-10 Thunderbolt aka Warthog. Mar 29, 2011 - The A-10 has even scored more air to air kills than the F/A-18 Hornet, downing two Iraqi helicopters with its GAU-8 30mm “Avenger” cannon during the First Gulf War. Sep 11, 2005 - At least it provided the A-7 and A-10 with LGB dropping capabilities. As you More Brits died in Gulf War 1 at the hands of Warthog Pilots than due to Iraqi Action. It is slated to be In the first gulf war some crews hot wired into infrared missiles to give the pilots a night vision capacity. Jan 31, 2013 - This is the 30 mm Gatling cannon out of an A-10 Warthog.

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