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Crowning glory – A-10 Thunderbolt over Egypt

The US Air Force titled this picture “A long way home” and for once, that’s no exageration. The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - usually based in Arkansas – was on its way home from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, accompanied on this “coronet mission” by a Boeing KC-135 tanker from RAF Mildenhall in the UK. US Air […]

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Don’t point that thing at me – the business end of an A-10

30mm may not sound like a very big number, but it’s all about the context. For instance, a 30mm gap, that’s quite bridgeable. But a 30mm bullet hole, well then it becomes a big number. Here, from user flyvertosset on AirSpace, is the business end of a Fairchild Republic A-10, showing its General Electric GAU-8/A […]

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A-10 and F-86s display – file under ‘quite cool’

Now this is nice. A shot from the US Air Force shows a Fairchild Republic A-10 flanked by a pair of North American F-86 Sabres at an air show (the wonderfully named “2012 Defenders of Freedom Open House”) held at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Credit: US Air Force

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Raising a storm: A-10 Thunderbolt II

Featured for no other reason than it’s a great photograph, here’s a Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II from the US Air Force Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada, dropping a Raytheon AGM-65 Maverick during a close-air support training mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Credit: US Air Force

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Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II

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