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Fairchild Republic A10 Thunderbolt II: Owners HC by Haynes Publishing

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  • Dubbed 'Warthog' - or just 'Hog' - by those who fly and maintain it, the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is the world's undisputed close air support attack jet. As tough as it is ugly, it has built a fearsome reputation as a tank buster and infantr
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Fairchild Republic A10 Thunderbolt II: 1972-Date (all Marks): Owners Workshop Manual hardcover

he A-10 was clutched from the jaws of retirement by the 1991 Gulf War. At the time of the conflict, the United States Air Force was making plans to shed it's A-10 fleet, citing obsolescence and redundancy. As the ensuing conflict showed, nothing could have been further from the truth, and no other airframe could have provided the US and Coalition commanders with the sort of forward air control, close air support, combat search and rescue, and tank busting capabilities that the Hog did. Since then the A-10 has delivered capabilities to battlefield commanders in the Balkans (1990s), Afghanistan (2001 onwards) and the second Gulf War (2003 onwards), and Libya (2011). A-10s have flown around 11 per cent of Operation Inherent Resolve sorties (striking IS targets in Iraq) since combat operations began in August 2014.

Published 2017, 180 pages, black & white and colour photographs and illustrations, hardcover, 8 1/2" x 11"

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  • Code 9781785210815
  • EAN 9781785210815
  • SKU 9781785210815
  • Weight 1100
  • Size X 22
  • Size Y 29
  • Size Z 2
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