As time goes on, I'll be adding some great A-10 videos, including some original footage from Operation Desert Storm. For now, let's take a look at the A-10, and what it can do.
Here's a great video that shows, firsthand, how valuable the A-10 is to ground troops.
Here's a little A-10 action that will kickstart your heart:
The Tent City where we lived in the desert wasn't a deluxe hotel, but it was certainly sufficient -- and far better than many folks had. My squadron, the 511th TFS "Vultures" had, among its ranks, some talented musicians. One of them, Tom Abbott, later joined Operation Encore and has since contributed his significant skills to a lot of beautiful songs. Here's one he wrote and performed. It's also a great video, containing cameos of some of the Vultures, and of course, the A-10! Enjoy.
The A-10 East Demo, with pilot Dylan "Habu" Thorpe, at the Thunder on the Lakeshore Airshow in Manitowoc, WI on 5 June 2011.
This interview was conducted during the war, at the A-10's home base of King Fahd International Airport, Saudi Arabia. The interview was conducted by a press pool. "Fish" and "Karl" were responsible for destroying 23 Iraqi tanks in one day.
For your moment of Zen, here's some great footage of green A-10s flying around Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina, in abut 1993.
Some more un-narrated footage of various A-10s taxiing and taking off during Operation Desert Storm.
A close look at the Avenger cannon on the A-10, along with some of the excellent weapons crews who maintain and feed it.
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