|ANG Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II|
|A beautiful high-quality poster of one tough lady; The Fairchild Republic A-10, Thunderbolt II. This aircraft is currently stationed at the Barnes ANGB (Air National Guard Base), in Westfield, MA
The A-10 Thunderbolt II, commonly and affectionately called the WARTHOG, is a single-seat close air support aircraft manufactured by the Fairchild Republic Company, Farmingdale, New York.
The aircraft is flown exclusively by the United States Air Force including 7 active duty squadrons, 3 Air Force Reserve Squadrons, and 5 Air National Guard Squadrons around the world. There were 721 A-10s manufactured with 317 still in active service with the remainder in various stages of flyable storage at the Air Force's "Bone Yard" at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona. The A-10 has amassed an incredible war record and continues to be the Air Force's "BIG GUN".
The armament system includes a high rate of fire 30 millimeter seven-barreled gatling gun with ammunition stored in a drum. A variety of stores, both free-fall bombs and forward firing missiles and rockets are carried on 11 pylons, 4 on each wing and 3 on the fuselage.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II ‘Warthog' is the most versatile and deadly ground attack fighter ever built. Combat proven in Operation Desert Storm, the A-10 flown by incredibly adept and brave airmen destroyed over 1,100 Iraqi tanks and countless other pieces of war making machinery. Not just relegated to a single task in this monumental effort, the A-10 performed a wide variety of critical missions.
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Fairchild Republic A-10 / OA10 Thunderbolt II 131st Fighter Squadron/104th Fighter Wing, Barnes ANGB, Westfield, MA Armed with 2 x AIM-9 Sidewinders, 2 AGM-65 Mavericks, 12 x Mk 82 bombs, 2 x CBU-87, 1 x ALQ-184, GAU8/A 30mm cannon © Warren Liebmann Printed in Canada by Silver Reflection Posters www.silverreflection.com
|Size: 18 x 24 inches
Artwork: full color photograph
Print Method: 4-color off-set lithography
Paper: 115lb hot-pressed off-set
Finish: varnish coat
Size, capacity: 18 x 24in
Manufactured by: Silver Reflection Posters Inc.
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