A-10

Discussion in 'Personal Gallery' started by Clave, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Clave

    Clave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,167
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer of sorts
    Location:
    Deep in suburban Surrey
    The Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II is a purpose designed tank-buster and ground attack aircraft. More commonly called the Warthog, it entered service in 1977 and has seen combat many times since 1991.

    The A-10 was built around the GAU-8 30mm cannon which takes up most of the forward space in the aircraft. The principle of the aircraft design is simple: to fly close to front-line troops, be highly manoeuvrable, resistant to damage, and provide high stopping power.

    The Warthog is armed with 1 x 30mm machine cannon with 1,174 rounds and 11 pylons for missiles, bombs, rockets, or fuel tanks. 2 x AIM-9s are normally carried for self-defence, and AGM-65s are a standard load, but almost any ground-attack munition can be used.

    A-10A of the 25th Fighter Squadron USAF 2003.

    [​IMG]

    A-10A of the 74th Fighter Squadron USAF 2003.

    [​IMG]

    A-10A of the 358th Fighter Squadron USAF 1986.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,197
    Likes Received:
    849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Brilliant Bill!! :)
     
  3. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    24,093
    Likes Received:
    656
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
  4. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,790
    Likes Received:
    519
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Excellent work!
     
  5. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,723
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!:thumbright: :cool: :headbang: Excellent work Bill!:notworthy:
     
  6. Clave

    Clave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Messages:
    3,167
    Likes Received:
    40
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Graphic Designer of sorts
    Location:
    Deep in suburban Surrey
    Thanks! - Been busy with real work lately, so could be quiet for a while...
     
  7. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,197
    Likes Received:
    849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    The 'real' work pays the "Bill" :) we can wait mate!
     
  8. Coors9

    Coors9 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Occupation:
    Machinist
    Location:
    St.john's Newfoundland
    Great job, very sweet.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. Torch
    Replies:
    10
    Views:
    437
  2. sunny91
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    1,064
  3. sunny91
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    1,763
  4. sunny91
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    1,907
  5. MacArther
    Replies:
    85
    Views:
    8,391

Share This Page