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Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II

By Htam

2018_TAM_8465_D7100_AuroraHDR2018.jpg@ Truckee, CA

July 2018

A Warthog from the A-10 Demonstration Team on static display at the 2018 Truckee Tahoe Air Show. The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team is based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and will appear at more than 20 airshows around the world in 2018. The A-10 entered service in 1976, and is the only USAF production-built aircraft designed solely for close air support, attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with deadly efficiency. All 700+ aircraft were delivered as A-10A, in 2005 a program was started to upgrade the aircraft to the A-10C configuration, with modern avionics for use with precision weaponry. Barring political cancellation of this superlative aircraft, a program is underway to extend the lifespan of the aircraft past 2040. Nikon D7100 w/18-200mm.


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