Monday, January 7, 2013

A-10/OA-10 THUNDERBOLT II "Warthog"

Thunder and lighting 1st Lt. Dale Stark fires an AGM-65 Maverick missile from an Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) over the Pacific Alaska Range Complex during live-fire training. Lieutenant Stark is an A-10 pilot from the 355th Fighter Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

Members from the 355th FS are tasked to provide mission ready A-10s and a search and rescue capability, in Alaska and deployed sites worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Robert Wieland)

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A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)

FORT POLK, La. -- A Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) drops several flares after destroying a ground target during a live-fire engagement as part of Air Warrior II here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen Otero)

Download full High Resolution Image. The newly designed C-model A-10 Thunderbolt II was flown for the first time here. The aircraft, modified with precision engagement technology, can now accept more high-value target missions.

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