Warthog Flying the A in the Gulf War A valentine for one of the ugliest albeit most lethally effective warplanes ever built as well as for the men who flew them during the Desert Storm campaign Drawing on interviews with over one hundr
A valentine for one of the ugliest, albeit most lethally effective, warplanes ever built as well as for the men who flew them during the Desert Storm campaign Drawing on interviews with over one hundred A 10 pilots who served in the Persian Gulf during the 1990 91 hostilities, Smallwood himself an aviator and Korean War vet offers riveting perspectives on aerial combatA valentine for one of the ugliest, albeit most lethally effective, warplanes ever built as well as for the men who flew them during the Desert Storm campaign Drawing on interviews with over one hundred A 10 pilots who served in the Persian Gulf during the 1990 91 hostilities, Smallwood himself an aviator and Korean War vet offers riveting perspectives on aerial combat Setting the stage with an informative briefing on how, in the 70 s, the Air Force developed the A 10 a.k.a Warthog as a means of supporting ground troops with massive firepower, he moves into anecdotal vignettes detailing the ways in which so called hog drivers and their commanders whiled away the weary hours of the calm before the storm in Saudi Arabia s inhospitable clime At the heart of his narrative, however, are vivid accounts of how A 10s accomplished their tank busting missions and then some once the battle was joined Tasked, among other objectives, to take out missile launchers and artillery emplacements far behind the front lines assignments normally reserved for jet fighters , the slow moving, heavily armed Warthogs were credited with over half the bomb damage inflicted on Iraqi forces and installations Employing improvisational tactics, A 10s also flew reconnaissance and assisted in rescues of coalition pilots they even scored air to air kills, downing a couple of enemy choppers Indeed, the plane s ungainly Gatling gun platform performed so well that pilots demanded their craft be redesignated RFOA 10 for reconnaissance fighter observation attack.
Warthog Flying the A in the Gulf War WILLIAM L SMALLWOOD is the author of numerous books, including McClure of Idaho and two military book club selections, Warthog Flying the A in the Gulf War and Strike Eagle Flying the FE in the Gulf War, both available from Potomac Books. A Warthog Attack Run YouTube Sep , THE A IS NOT THE REAL TANK KILLER, IT S FORGOTTEN F AARDVARK WARTHOG Duration Ultimate Low Flying Jets Compilation Duration Why the A Warthog Is Such a Badass Plane Able to fly for long periods and pick out small ground targets with precision, the A s are simply too effective and too tough to leave out of the battle against ISIS As usual, the Warthog Customer reviews Warthog Flying the A in The A Warthog a plane built at the army s request by a manufacturer who new his job and by pilots who refused to say it cant be done but just made it work A plane that the air force had no place for but is still in the fleet and currently has no alternate replacement. Pilots describe what it s like to fly the legendary A We have discussed the current capabilities of the Warthog with two th Fighter Squadron Flying Tigers pilots from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia Lt Col Bryan T France, Former Commander, and From The Cockpit A C Warthog Flying RESCORT Fighter Sweep From The Cockpit A C Warthog Flying RESCORT This aircraft was conducting a joint Combat Search and Rescue exercise with helicopters from the Arizona Army National Guard A s from the th Fighter Squadron at Davis Monthan Air Force Base outside of Tucson were asked to participate because of their bread and butter skills sets Close Air Support Flying Foot A Warthog made from Dollar Store Aug , We try to build a monster sized remote controlled A Warthog with homemade EDF s Our last airsoft video Josh s Pietenpol vid photos of the legendary A Warthog Business Insider The Warthog is powered by two General Electric TF GE turbofans, each giving the A about , pounds of thrust The grunt has a top speed of about mph, can hit altitudes of , feet, and has a range of , miles. A Thunderbolt Warthog Airforce Technology Fairchild Republic A Thunderbolt II Fairchild Republic A Thunderbolt II The A was designed around the mm GAU Avenger rotary cannon Its airframe was designed for durability, with measures such as , pounds kg of titanium armor to protect the cockpit and aircraft systems, enabling it to absorb a significant amount of damage and continue flying.
Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War « William L. Smallwood 470 William L. Smallwood
Title: Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War « William L. Smallwood