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A-10 Thunderbolt II

The A-10 Thunderbolt has excellent maneuverability at low airspeeds and altitude and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform.

Called the “Warthog” for its aggressive look and often painted with teeth on the nose cone, the A-10 Thunderbolt II is the U.S. Air Force’s primary low-altitude close air support aircraft best known for its GAU-8 Avenger 30mm Gatling gun designed to fire armor-piercing depleted uranium and high explosive incendiary rounds.

In the 1970s the threat of Soviet armored forces and all-weather attack operations had become more serious. Six companies submitted aircraft proposals, with Northrop and Fairchild-Republic selected to build prototypes: the YA-9A and YA-10A, respectively. General Electric and Philco-Ford were selected to build and test GAU-8 cannon prototypes.

First A-10 was delivered to the U.S. Air Force on 30 March 1976. By 1984, 715 airplanes had been built.
Head on aerial of a US Air Force (USAF) OA/A-10 Thunderbolt II observation/attack aircraft, piloted by USAF Captain (CPT) Andrew Quinn, 355th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS), Bagram Air Base (AB), Afghanistan (AFG), over Afghanistan
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A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, South Carolina, in flight over the Alaskan terrain and around Mt. McKinley. The A-10's are participating in Brim Frost '81

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIM FROST '81 Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator... more

MAJ Saenz, Project Management Office (left), and South Korea Air Force COL Cho walk down a mud street in the Korean village that will be destroyed to provide facilities for the 18 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft that will be transferred here

MAJ Saenz, Project Management Office (left), and South Korea Air Force...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: MSGT George Campbell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Ph... more

A view of the Korean village that will be destroyed to provide facilities for the 18 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft that will be transferred here

A view of the Korean village that will be destroyed to provide facilit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: MSGT George Campbell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Ph... more

Earth moving equipment and dump trucks move dirt from the site of the construction underway to provide facilities for 18 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft that will be transferred to the base

Earth moving equipment and dump trucks move dirt from the site of the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: MSGT George Campbell Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Ph... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft. AN NC-135A Stratotanker testbed aircraft is in the background

AN air-to-air left side view of a KC-10A Extender aircraft refueling a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Secretary of Air Force Verne Orr views AGM-65 Maverick missile launching system of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during his visit to the base. CPT Al Allenback, explaining the system to the secretary, is a pilot from the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing

Secretary of Air Force Verne Orr views AGM-65 Maverick missile launchi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Re... more

Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr checks out the cockpit of a Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft, during his tour of the base. CAPT. Allenback explains some of the cockpit instruments to the secretary

Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr checks out the cockpit of a Fairc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Ernest H. Sealing Re... more

A left side view of an A-10A aircraft taking off during exercise Border Star '81. The aircraft is carrying an ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod on the right wing and a missile on the left wing

A left side view of an A-10A aircraft taking off during exercise Borde...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BORDER STAR '81 Base: Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

TSGT Dan Laughlin and TSGT Manny Ferrara refuel an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Coronet Sail

TSGT Dan Laughlin and TSGT Manny Ferrara refuel an A-10 Thunderbolt II...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Lechfeld Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer Release S... more

MAJ Brent Richardson, left, and CPT Bob Rose walk away from their A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft after completing a mission during exercise Coronet Sail

MAJ Brent Richardson, left, and CPT Bob Rose walk away from their A-10...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Lechfeld Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer Release S... more

Motion picture cameraman MSGT Edd Condon shoots a sequence of a pilot strap-in during the A-10 deployment phase of Exercise Coronet Sail

Motion picture cameraman MSGT Edd Condon shoots a sequence of a pilot ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Munich Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT David E. Shaffer Release Status: ... more

A left side view of an A-10A aircraft taking off during exercise Border Star '81. The aircraft is carrying a missile on its left wing

A left side view of an A-10A aircraft taking off during exercise Borde...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BORDER STAR '81 Base: Biggs Army Air Field, El Paso State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera O... more

An Air Force Staff SGT helps MAJ Bill Walsch into his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Coronet Sail

An Air Force Staff SGT helps MAJ Bill Walsch into his A-10 Thunderbolt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Lechfeld Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer Release S... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is given a final check at the end of the runway before take off during exercise Coronet Sail

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is given a final check at the end of t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Lechfeld Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer Release S... more

Eight A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft perform a fly-over at the air base during exercise Coronet Sail

Eight A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft perform a fly-over at the air base ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Lechfeld Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer Release S... more

A right side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing during exercise Coronet Sail

A right side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing during ex...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Lechfeld Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer Release S... more

COL Gloystein, commander, 32nd Tactical Fighter Wing, greets BGEN Paul A. Schempp, commander, 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, upon his arrival aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft after a 12-hour non-stop flight. The men are participating in exercise Coronet Sail

COL Gloystein, commander, 32nd Tactical Fighter Wing, greets BGEN Paul...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Lechfeld Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer Release S... more

A crowd gathers around the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft after a 12-hour non-stop flight to participate in exercise Coronet Sail

A crowd gathers around the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft after a 12-hou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET SAIL Base: Lechfeld Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Dave Shaffer Release S... more

A low angle front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft silhouetted against the sunset while in flight

A low angle front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft silhouetted...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Bentwaters Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: Df-St-82-00230 Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... more

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as an airman assists a pilot aboard

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as an airman assi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Bentwaters Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service... more

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on the ground

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on the ground

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Bentwaters Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service... more

Airmen refuel an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from a fuel truck

Airmen refuel an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from a fuel truck

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Bentwaters Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service... more

A 30mm ammunition belt is fed into an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with the aid of an ammunition loader

A 30mm ammunition belt is fed into an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft wit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Bentwaters Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Donald Mcmichael Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A view of the small concrete blocks that will be used in the construction of the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft facilities

A view of the small concrete blocks that will be used in the construct...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... more

SSGT Floyd H. Godfrey unscrews an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft engine cowling panel for maintenance during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The airman is a machine shop scheduler for Carrier Air Conditioner Company five days a week and a guardsman on weekends

SSGT Floyd H. Godfrey unscrews an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft engine ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Hancock Field State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

TSGT Carmine Sonnacchio, a petroleum, oil and lubricants specialist, defuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Sentry Castle '81

TSGT Carmine Sonnacchio, a petroleum, oil and lubricants specialist, d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Hancock Field State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

TSGT Phil Morgan supplies an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with liquid oxygen during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The airman is assigned to the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard

TSGT Phil Morgan supplies an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with liquid ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Hancock Field State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

AN air-to-air underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The aircraft is assigned to the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard

AN air-to-air underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Fort Drum State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Ma... more

SSGT Bill Clancy, sensor technician, checks the Pave Penny system of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The airman is assigned to the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard

SSGT Bill Clancy, sensor technician, checks the Pave Penny system of a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Hancock Field State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft undergoing maintenance during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The aircraft is assigned to the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft undergoing mainte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Hancock Field State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

SSGT Bill Clancy, sensor technician, checks the Pave Penny system of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Sentry Castle '81. The airman is assigned to the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard

SSGT Bill Clancy, sensor technician, checks the Pave Penny system of a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SENTRY CASTLE '81 Base: Hancock Field State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SS... more

A front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being uploaded with AGM-65 Maverick missiles

A front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being uploaded with AG...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Bentwaters Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT Donald S. Mcmichael Release Status: Released to Public Com... more

A close-up front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with a GAU-8A Gattling gun

A close-up front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with a GAU-8A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Bentwaters Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Donald S. Mcmichael Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A left underside view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on a practice bombing run during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A left underside view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on a practic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... more

A ground crewman cleans the canopy on an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A ground crewman cleans the canopy on an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... more

An aerial view of A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft parked on the flight line during Operation Gunsmoke '81

An aerial view of A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft parked on the flight l...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... more

A ground crewman stands on the left side of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft as the pilot prepares for take-off during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A ground crewman stands on the left side of an A-10A Thunderbolt II ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... more

A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with attack jaws painted on their noses, are parked on the flight line during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with attack jaws painted on their noses,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... more

Ground crewmen stand in front of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with attack jaws painted on its nose during Operation Gunsmoke '81

Ground crewmen stand in front of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... more

A direct front view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with attack jaws painted on its nose, as it is prepared for flight by ground crewmen during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A direct front view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with attack ja...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... more

Ground crewmen walk towards an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the apron during Operation Gunsmoke '81

Ground crewmen walk towards an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the ap...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... more

A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with attack jaws painted on their noses, are parked on the flight line, as their pilots prepare for take-off during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft with attack jaws painted on their noses,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GUNSMOKE '81 Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: M... more

AIRMAN Paul Wolfe and AIRMAN First Class Nelson James, 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, service a liquid oxygen tank for an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

AIRMAN Paul Wolfe and AIRMAN First Class Nelson James, 356th Tactical ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BOLD EAGLE '82 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ca... more

Two F-15 Eagle aircraft, center, from the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing; Royal Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Hunters, A-4s and F-5s; and Royal Australian Mirage aircraft fly in a 10-ship formation during a short operation with the RSAF at the completion of Exercise Kangaroo '81

Two F-15 Eagle aircraft, center, from the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing; ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Country: Singapore (SGP) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT. Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Comb... more

AIRMAN First Class Charles Bricen, 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, conducts a post-flight inspection of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

AIRMAN First Class Charles Bricen, 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BOLD EAGLE '82 Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT ... more

AIRMAN 1ST Class Scott works on an auxiliary power unit that she removed from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Bold Eagle '82

AIRMAN 1ST Class Scott works on an auxiliary power unit that she remov...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BOLD EAGLE '82 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ca... more

Two F-15 Eagle aircraft, center, from the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing; Royal Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Hunters, A-4s, F-5s and Royal Australian Mirage aircraft fly in a 10-ship formation during a short operation with the RSAF at the completion of exercise Kangaroo '81

Two F-15 Eagle aircraft, center, from the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing; ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Base: Singapore Country: Singapore (SGP) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to P... more

AIRMAN First Class Charles Bricen, 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, conducts a post-flight inspection of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

AIRMAN First Class Charles Bricen, 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BOLD EAGLE '82 Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT ... more

AIRMAN First Class Charles Bricen marshals an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft back to its parked position during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

AIRMAN First Class Charles Bricen marshals an A-10 Thunderbolt II airc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BOLD EAGLE '82 Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT ... more

Refueling takes place for eight A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on a turn-around flight during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

Refueling takes place for eight A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on a turn...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BOLD EAGLE '82 Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT ... more

AIRMAN Paul Wolfe and AIRMAN First Class Nelson James, 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, service a liquid oxygen tank for an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

AIRMAN Paul Wolfe and AIRMAN First Class Nelson James, 356th Tactical ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BOLD EAGLE '82 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Ca... more

Two F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing; Royal Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Hunters, A-4s and F-5s; and Royal Australian Mirage aircraft fly in a 10-ship formation during a short operation with the RSAF at the completion of exercise Kangaroo '81

Two F-15 Eagle aircraft from the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing; Royal Sin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: KANGAROO '81 Country: Singapore (SGP) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

AIRMAN First Class Charles Bricen, 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, conducts a post-flight inspection of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise BOLD EAGLE '82

AIRMAN First Class Charles Bricen, 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BOLD EAGLE '82 Base: Hurlburt Field State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT ... more

A front view of several A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The aircraft have just arrived to take part in exercise Bright Star '82

A front view of several A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The aircraft hav...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Cairo Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Mike Daniels Release Status: Released to Public... more

A low altitude view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft over the runway during exercise Bright Star '82

A low altitude view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft over the runway...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Cairo Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Pu... more

Military personnel perform maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Bright Star '82

Military personnel perform maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Cairo Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Pu... more

A ground crewman disconnected the two-way communication system from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft just prior to take-off. The plane is taking part in exercise Bright Star '82

A ground crewman disconnected the two-way communication system from an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Cairo West Air Base State: Al Qahirah Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Sta... more

A right side view of aircraft in flight over the desert during exercise Bright Star '82. The aircraft are from front to back: a MiG-21, F-16 Fighting Falcon, MiG-17 and an A-10 Thunderbolt II

A right side view of aircraft in flight over the desert during exercis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A formation of 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft arrive for exercise Bright Star '82

A formation of 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft arrive for exercise Bri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mi... more

A right side view of aircraft in flight over the pyramids during exercise Bright Star '82. The aircraft are, from front to back: a MiG-21, F-16 Fighting Falcon, MiG-177 and an A-10 Thunderbolt II

A right side view of aircraft in flight over the pyramids during exerc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Ground crewmen move an AGM-65B Maverick air-to-surface missile into position to be mounted on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Bright Star '82

Ground crewmen move an AGM-65B Maverick air-to-surface missile into po...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Cairo West Air Base State: Al Qahirah Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Sta... more

Parked A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft are ready for use during exercise Bright Star '82

Parked A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft are ready for use during exercise ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Cairo West Air Base State: Al Qahirah Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson ... more

An air-to-air right side view (from top to bottom) of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, and an Egyptian (Soviet built) MiG-21 aircraft

An air-to-air right side view (from top to bottom) of an A-10 Thunderb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Artwork: "A-10 Myrtle Beach AFB Warthog Maintenance" Artist: Marbury Brown

Artwork: "A-10 Myrtle Beach AFB Warthog Maintenance" Artist: Marbury B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft is refueled through the boom of a KC-10A Extender aircraft

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft is refueled through the boom of a KC-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing during exercise Commando Vulcan. The A-10 will be assigned to the 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron (25th TFS), Suwon Air Base, South Korea

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing during exe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMMANDO VULCAN Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ted Koniares Release Status:... more

An overhead front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being refueled by a KC-10A Extender aircraft as seen from the boom operator's position

An overhead front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being refuel...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

A cutaway drawing of a GAU-8A Avenger armament system for an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A cutaway drawing of a GAU-8A Avenger armament system for an A-10 Thun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An overhead right side view of an A-10A Thunderbolt aircraft undergoing in-flight refueling through the boom of a KC-10A Extender aircraft

An overhead right side view of an A-10A Thunderbolt aircraft undergoin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mcdonnell Douglas Corp. Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being towed into its hangar during exercise Commando Vulcan. The A-10 will be assigned to the 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron (25th TFS), Suwon Air Base, South Korea

Front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being towed into its han...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMMANDO VULCAN Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ted Koniares Release Status:... more

Spectators view two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on display during exercise Commando Vulcan. The A-10's will be assigned to the 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron (25th Tactical Fighter Squadron (25th TFS), Suwon Air Base, South Korea

Spectators view two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on display during exe...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMMANDO VULCAN Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ted Koniares Release Status:... more

Air Force Human Resources Laboratory. Artwork of an A-10 Thunderbolt II cockpit with a visual display in background

Air Force Human Resources Laboratory. Artwork of an A-10 Thunderbolt I...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Williams Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to P... more

A member of Company F, 2nd Bn., 10th Marines, assembles a Yukon stove to heat a 10-man tent during Operation Alloy Express '82

A member of Company F, 2nd Bn., 10th Marines, assembles a Yukon stove ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALLOY EXPRESS '82 Country: Norway (NOR) Scene Camera Operator: CPL M. H. Coffey Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

Korean air force personnel take a close look at an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit '82

Korean air force personnel take a close look at an A-10 Thunderbolt II...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '82 Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Alex Taningco Release Statu... more

Bottom side view of three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flying in formation during Exercise Team Spirit '82

Bottom side view of three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flying in forma...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '82 Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ted Koniares Release Status:... more

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft receives in-flight replenishment from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. In the background are three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and another F-16. The aircraft are participating in Exercise Team Spirit '82

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft receives in-flight replenishment from...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '82 Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Glenn Lindsey Release Statu... more

Commander in CHIEF of Pacific Air Forces, LGEN Arnold W. Braswell, greets South Korean Minister of National Defense, Choo Young Bock at the reviewing stand, prior to the arrival of the new A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to be assigned to the 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron. The assignment takes place during exercise Commando Vulcan

Commander in CHIEF of Pacific Air Forces, LGEN Arnold W. Braswell, gre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMMANDO VULCAN Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ted Koniares Release Status: Released to Publ... more

A left front view of the new A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, after their arrival for assignment to the 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron. The assignment takes place during exercise Commando Vulcan

A left front view of the new A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, after their...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMMANDO VULCAN Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ted Koniares Release Status: Released to Publ... more

COL Eugene Myers, 51st Composite Wing commander, salutes upon his arrival aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to be assigned to the 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron. The assignment takes place during exercise Commando Vulcan

COL Eugene Myers, 51st Composite Wing commander, salutes upon his arri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMMANDO VULCAN Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ted Koniares Release Status: Released to Publ... more

Commander in CHIEF of Pacific Air Forces, LTC Eugene Myers, 51st Composite Wing commander, salutes upon his arrival aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to be assigned to the 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron. The aircraft assignment takes place during exercise Commando Vulcan

Commander in CHIEF of Pacific Air Forces, LTC Eugene Myers, 51st Compo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMMANDO VULCAN Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ted Koniares Release Status: Released to Publ... more

Right side view of a camouflaged A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flying over snow covered terrain during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

Right side view of a camouflaged A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flying o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

A ground crewman performs maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

A ground crewman performs maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

Air Force personnel load 30mm ammunition aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

Air Force personnel load 30mm ammunition aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

Right side view of the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, with the sun behind it. The aircraft is participating in exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

Right side view of the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, wit...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

Left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, one with camouflage paint scheme, in flight over frozen terrain during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

Left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, one with camouflag...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

Overhead view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, with camouflage paint scheme, parked on the apron beside a Beech C-12 aircraft. The A-10 is being used during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

Overhead view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, with camouflage pain...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

Ground crewmen load a Mark 82 bomb aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

Ground crewmen load a Mark 82 bomb aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

An aerial view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

An aerial view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing during exerc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

Aerial view of the air station taken from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, participating in exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

Aerial view of the air station taken from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

An officer from the 18th Fighter Squadron operates a UHF air-to-ground radio to contact inbound A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10's are participating in exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

An officer from the 18th Fighter Squadron operates a UHF air-to-ground...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

Ground crewmen perform maintenance on the two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being used during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

Ground crewmen perform maintenance on the two A-10 Thunderbolt II airc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

An air-to-air view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft dropping live bombs during exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

An air-to-air view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft dropping live bo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

An air-to-air right side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, one with camouflage paint, participating in exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

An air-to-air right side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, one...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

An air-to-air view of a camouflaged A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, participating in exercise Cool Snow Hog '82-1

An air-to-air view of a camouflaged A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, part...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COOL SNOW HOG '82-1 Base: Kotzebue Air Force Station State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera... more

A ground crewman checks an A-10 Thunderbolt II bomb rack before the aircraft takes off during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A ground crewman checks an A-10 Thunderbolt II bomb rack before the ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '82 Base: George Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... more

A ground crewman checks the bomb rack on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft prior to its takeoff during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A ground crewman checks the bomb rack on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircra...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operato... more

A ground crewman assists a pilot in preparing his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for takeoff during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A ground crewman assists a pilot in preparing his A-10 Thunderbolt II ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operato... more

A right front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as they are prepared for takeoff during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A right front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as they are pre...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '82 Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operato... more

Ground crewmen, in chemical warfare gear, prepare to load Mark 82 bombs onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise UREX '82

Ground crewmen, in chemical warfare gear, prepare to load Mark 82 bomb...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UREX '82 Base: Sembach Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Sutherland Release Status: Relea... more

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, participating in Exercise UREX '82

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Tac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UREX '82 Base: Sembach Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Sutherland Release Status: Relea... more