Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II AF
of the 74th Fighter Squadron U.S.Air Force Military Jet Aircraft
FAIRCHILD REPUBLIC A-10A THUNDERBOLT II
U.S.AIR FORCE JET AIRCRAFT
Pope AFB NC.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s.
The A-10 was designed for a United States Air Force requirement to provide close air support for ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability.
It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for close air support.
A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 81st Fighter Squadron USAF, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany
A-10 THUNDERBOLT II
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE,GERMANY