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

A rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Tactical ...

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

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 ground crew performs maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, during Exercise UREX '82

A ground crew performs maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft ...

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 ground crewman runs for cover during a simulated air raid, delaying maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, during Exercise UREX '82

A ground crewman runs for cover during a simulated air raid, delaying ...

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

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 side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron, prior to take-off during Exercise UREX '82

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 81st Tact...

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

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

Ground crewmen, in chemical warfare gear, load an Mark 82 bombs onto t...

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

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as it practice fires ammunition from its 30mm gun

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as it ...

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

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft firing a three second burst from its nose-mounted General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm seven-barrel cannon. The A-10 is over Range P-8

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft firing...

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

Wearing chemical warfare clothing, TSGT Dean Cleaveland with the 104th Tactical Fighter Group does maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a reserve rescue exercise

Wearing chemical warfare clothing, TSGT Dean Cleaveland with the 104th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Phelps Collins Ang Base State: Michigan (MI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Sheryl Barnett Release Status: R... more

TSGT Dean Cleaveland, with the 104th Tactical Fighter Group, wearing chemical warfare clothing, does maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a reserve rescue exercise

TSGT Dean Cleaveland, with the 104th Tactical Fighter Group, wearing c...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Phelps Collins Ang Base State: Michigan (MI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Sheryl Barnett Release Status: R... more

Two reservists from 104th Tactical Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, repair a headlight on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a reserve rescue exercise

Two reservists from 104th Tactical Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air Nat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Phelps Collins Ang Base State: Michigan (MI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Sheryl Barnett Release Status: R... more

Wearing chemical warfare clothing, TSGT Dean Cleaveland with the 104th Tactical Fighter Group does maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a reserve rescue exercise

Wearing chemical warfare clothing, TSGT Dean Cleaveland with the 104th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Phelps Collins Ang Base State: Michigan (MI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Sheryl Barnett Release Status: R... more

Maintenance is done on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a reserve rescue exercise

Maintenance is done on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a reserv...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Phelps Collins Ang Base State: Michigan (MI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ernest H. Sealing Release Statu... more

Maintenance is done on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a reserve rescue exercise

Maintenance is done on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a reserv...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Phelps Collins Ang Base State: Michigan (MI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ernest H. Sealing Release Statu... more

A right front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 25th Tactical Fighter Squadron, as they take off in formation during Exercise Commando Vulcan

A right front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 25th T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COMMANDO VULCAN Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Michael Harrington Release Status: Released ... more

Ground crew members assist a pilot, on board an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft prepared for a training mission. The pilot is from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing

Ground crew members assist a pilot, on board an A-10 Thunderbolt II ai...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of a four-ship wedge formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a training mission. The aircraft are from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing

A view of a four-ship wedge formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of a four-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flying over snow-covered mountains. The aircraft are from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing, involved in a training mission

A view of a four-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flying...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a training mission. The aircraft is from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a training mission. T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft parked in ling during a training mission. The aircraft are from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing

A view of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft parked in ling during a trainin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

Front view of a parked A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a training mission. The aircraft is from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing

Front view of a parked A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a training ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of four-ship wedge formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight. The aircraft are assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing, involved in a training mission

A view of four-ship wedge formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A ground crewman marshals an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft into a parking position. The aircraft is assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing, involved in a training mission

A ground crewman marshals an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft into a parki...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft banking to the right. The aircraft are assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing, involved in a training mission

A view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft banking to the right. The a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of a four-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flying over snow-covered mountains. The aircraft are from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing, involved in a training mission

A view of a four-ship formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flying...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft carrying bombs in flight. The aircraft are assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing, involved in a training mission

A view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft carrying bombs in flight. T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of a four-ship wedge formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flying over the base. The aircraft are from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing, participating in a training mission

A view of a four-ship wedge formation of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

An airman is preparing a loader for loading ammunitions in an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft (background). The aircraft is assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing, involved in a training mission

An airman is preparing a loader for loading ammunitions in an A-10 Thu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft carrying bombs in flight. The aircraft is assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343rd Composite Wing, involved in a training mission

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft carrying bombs in flight. Th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Walt Weible Release Status: Released to... more

Artists conception of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and two German F-104 Starfighter aircraft in flight over the Alps

Artists conception of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and two German ...

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

A right rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing

A right rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 174th Ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT John L. Marine Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mil... more

An air-to-air left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, Syracuse, New York, as they fly over Germany en route to Lechfeld Air Base

An air-to-air left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from ...

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

An air-to-air left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, Syracuse, New York, as they fly over the Adirondack Mountains

An air-to-air left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from ...

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

A left side view of a C-130 Hercules aircraft on display for visitors attending an open house. The tail section of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is visible in the foreground

A left side view of a C-130 Hercules aircraft on display for visitors ...

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

Artwork: "A-10: Winged Horsepower" Artist: Alan Borogad

Artwork: "A-10: Winged Horsepower" Artist: Alan Borogad

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

Artwork: "A-10, Nellis GUNNERY Range" Artist: Douglas Nielson

Artwork: "A-10, Nellis GUNNERY Range" Artist: Douglas Nielson

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 air-to-air left underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft banking to the right over RAF Bentwaters. The aircraft, from the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, are each carrying four AGM-65B Maverick scene magnification missiles and one AN/ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod

An air-to-air left underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Jose Lopez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... more

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft banking to the right. The aircraft, assigned to the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, is carrying four AGM-65B Maverick scene magnification missiles and an AN/ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft bankin...

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

A low angle left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight. The aircraft, from the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, is carrying four AGM-65B Maverick Scene Magnification missiles and one AN/ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod

A low angle left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in fligh...

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

A high angle left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight. The aircraft, from the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, is carrying an AN/ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod

A high angle left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flig...

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

A left side view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the runway at sunset during the Crested Cap I phase of Reforger '82

A left side view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the runway at ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CRESTED CAP IREFORGER '82 Base: Leck Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond R... more

A left side view of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on the flight line as ground crewman perform post-flight maintenance and rearm them during Reforger-Crested Cap I

A left side view of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on the flight line as...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGERCRESTED CAP I Base: Leck Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Relea... more

A ground crewman fills out a form after performing maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Reforger-Crested Cap I

A ground crewman fills out a form after performing maintenance on an A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGERCRESTED CAP I Base: Leck Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Relea... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is marshalled off the runway apron upon its arrival during Reforger-Crested CAPT I

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is marshalled off the runway apron upo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGERCRESTED CAP I Base: Leck Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Relea... more

A view of the tail on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as a ground crewman performs post-flight maintenance during Reforger-Crested Cap I

A view of the tail on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as a ground crew...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGERCRESTED CAP I Base: Leck Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Relea... more

A right rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as ground crewman perform post-flight maintenance and rearm it during Reforger-Crested Cap I

A right rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as ground crewman...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGERCRESTED CAP I Base: Leck Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Relea... more

CPT Dayne Jacoby fills out aircraft forms after his arrival aboard an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Reforger-Crested Cap I

CPT Dayne Jacoby fills out aircraft forms after his arrival aboard an ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGERCRESTED CAP I Base: Leck Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Relea... more

A ground crewman rearms an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Reforger-Crested Cap I

A ground crewman rearms an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Reforge...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGERCRESTED CAP I Base: Leck Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Relea... more

A U.S. Air Force, A-10 Thunderbolt, participating in REFORGER '82, the multi-national military training exercise banks right flying over the German village of Sembach. Exact Date Shot Unknown

A U.S. Air Force, A-10 Thunderbolt, participating in REFORGER '82, the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '82 Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

An aerial view of the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft parking area showing hangars and runways

An aerial view of the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft parking area showin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Suwon Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SMSGT Dennis R. Counley Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... more

An A-10A Thunderbolt aircraft is maneuvered from its parked position with the help of a ground crewman during exercise Reforger '81

An A-10A Thunderbolt aircraft is maneuvered from its parked position w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '81 Base: Fliegerhorst Yeaver Air Base State: Hanau Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Thomps... more

Flight personnel make entries in a log book while standing beside an A-10A Thunderbolt aircraft during exercise Reforger '81

Flight personnel make entries in a log book while standing beside an A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '81 Base: Fliegerhorst Yeaver Air Base State: Hanau Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Thomps... more

Left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as it receives a decontamination wash during Exercise Thunder Hog IV

Left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as it receives a de...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDER HOG IV Base: Myrtle Beach State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ... more

An A-10A Thunderbolt aircraft is maneuvered from its parked position with the help of a ground crewman during Exercise Reforger '81

An A-10A Thunderbolt aircraft is maneuvered from its parked position w...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '81 Base: Fliegerhorst Yeaver Air Base State: Hanau Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Th... more

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on the runway. The A-10 is among the first to arrive to participate in air combat training exercise COPE THUNDER '83-1

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on the runway. The...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE THUNDER '83-1 Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Craft Release S... more

A A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft are lined up on the flight line at the beginning of the air combat training exercise COPE THUNDER '83-1

A A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft are lined up on the flight line at the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE THUNDER '83-1 Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Craft Release S... more

MAJ Gary Sensely discusses the performance of his A-10A Thunderbolt aircraft, background, with his crew chief TSGT Bill Chvirko, during Operation Gunsmoke '81

MAJ Gary Sensely discusses the performance of his A-10A Thunderbolt 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

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft is prepared to be launched on a practice bombing run by its crew during Operation Gunsmoke '81

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft is prepared to be launched on a pract...

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-to-air left underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft firing a missile while over the target range at Crow Valley. The A-10 is participating in the air combat training exercise COPE THUNDER '83-1

A ground-to-air left underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE THUNDER '83-1 Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Craft Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... more

A pilot adjusts his helmet while in the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, prior to taking off on a mission during the air combat training exercise Cope Thunder '83-1. The A-10 is assigned to the 51st Composite Wing, Osan Air Base, Korea

A pilot adjusts his helmet while in the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE THUNDER 83-1 Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Craft Rele... more

A left front view of several A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the flight line during Operation Gunsmoke '81

A left front view of several A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the flig...

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 right front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on the runway, prior to taking off on a mission during the air combat training exercise COPE THUNDER '83-1. The A-10 is assigned to the 51st Composite Wing, Osan Air Base, South Korea

A right front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on the runway, p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE THUNDER '83-1 Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Craft Release S... more

A female sergeant assists a pilot with his customs paperwork. He has just landed his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at the base to participate in air combat training exercise COPE THUNDER '83-1

A female sergeant assists a pilot with his customs paperwork. He has j...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE THUNDER '83-1 Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Craft Release S... more

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft is prepared to be launched on a practice bombing run by its crew during Operation Gunsmoke '81

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft is prepared to be launched on a pract...

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

SGT. Patricia Sheerin and MAJ. Joe Williams of the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Brentwaters, England, preflight an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft prior to a practice bomb run during Operation Gunsmoke '81

SGT. Patricia Sheerin and MAJ. Joe Williams of the 81st Tactical Fight...

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

The pilot of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft prepares for takeoff during the field training exercise Quick Thrust

The pilot of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft prepares for takeoff duri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

A pilot puts on his helmet as he prepares for takeoff in his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during the field training exercise Quick Thrust

A pilot puts on his helmet as he prepares for takeoff in his A-10 Thun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

Flight crewmen run toward a row of parked A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as preparations are made for takeoff during the field training exercise Quick Thrust

Flight crewmen run toward a row of parked A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft prepares for takeoff during the field training exercise Quick Thrust

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft prepares for takeoff during the field ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

A pilot sits in the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as he prepares for takeoff during the field training exercise Quick Thrust

A pilot sits in the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as he p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST Base: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Ope... more

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off during Exercise Q...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is guided onto the runway prior to take off during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is guided onto the runway prior to tak...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off during Exercise Q...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing are parked in the maintenance area during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing are pa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

A front view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II close-support aircraft from the 103rd Tactical Fighter Group showing the unit crest and the aircraft's 30mm seven-barrel cannon. The plane is taking part in Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

A front view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II close-support aircraft from th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

TSGT Leonard Beaudry of the 103rd Tactical Fighter Group services the engine of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

TSGT Leonard Beaudry of the 103rd Tactical Fighter Group services the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing is serviced by members of the ground crew during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing is serviced by members of the ground crew during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing is serviced by members of the ground crew during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

A1C Forte refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

A1C Forte refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise Quic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

A1C Forte refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

A1C Forte refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise Quic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

A group of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft land during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

A group of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft land during Exercise Quick Thr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off during Exercise Quick Thrust '83-1

A view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off during Exercise Q...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: QUICK THRUST '83 Base: Travis Field, Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Opera... more

Four members of the 26th Marine Amphibious Unit, carry a 10-man tent to their bivouac site. The Marines are here participating in Exercise Alpine Warrior '82

Four members of the 26th Marine Amphibious Unit, carry a 10-man tent t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALPINE WARRIOR '82 Base: Camp Ripley State: Minnesota (MN) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CP... more

Members of a loading crew from the 6151st Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron are given a briefing prior to loading an AGM-65 Maverick missile onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during munitions loading competition Sabre Spirit I

Members of a loading crew from the 6151st Consolidated Aircraft Mainte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SABRE SPIRIT I Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Theodore J. Koniares Release ... more

Members of a loading crew from the 6151st Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load two AGM-65 Maverick missiles onto the wing pylon of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during munitions loading competition Sabre Spirit I

Members of a loading crew from the 6151st Consolidated Aircraft Mainte...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: SABRE SPIRIT I Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Theodore J. Koniares Release ... more

An air-to-air right underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flown by the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, 3rd Air Force, RAF Bentwaters. Maverick air-to-surface missiles are mounted on the A-10's wing pylons

An air-to-air right underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jose Lopez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... more

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 57th Tactical Fighter Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from t...

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

Right underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft silhouetted by a purple sunset. This photo was entered in the March 1980 Aerospace Audio Visual Service PHOTO Contest

Right underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft silhouetted by...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Westfield State: Massachusetts (MA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Release... more

Artwork: "Eielson Air Force Base, 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, A-10" Artist: Charles Lock U.S. Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "Eielson Air Force Base, 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, A-10...

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 air-to-air right underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flown by the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, 3rd Air Force, RAF Bentwaters. Maverick air-to-surface missiles are mounted on the A-10's wing pylons

An air-to-air right underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jose Lopez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... more

An air-to-air right underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flown by the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Bentwaters. The A-10 is armed with four missiles mounted on the wing pylons

An air-to-air right underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Jose Lopez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

An air-to-air left underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 57th Tactical Fighter Wing, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

An air-to-air left underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft f...

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 air-to-air right underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flown by the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Bentwaters

An air-to-air right underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jose Lopez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photo... more

A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft while on the runway. The C-130 carries two fuel bladders in its cargo area

A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, refue...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Perry Heimer Release Status: Releas... more

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being refueled while on the runway. The A-10 is being refueled by a C-130 Hercules aircraft from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being refueled whi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Eielson Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Perry Heimer Release Status: Releas... more

Air Force Reserve flight line mechanic SSGT Buddy Harris removes the safety pins that are attached to a practice bomb. The bomb is mounted on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft

Air Force Reserve flight line mechanic SSGT Buddy Harris removes the s...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Re... more

A right side view of a row of a Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron parked on the flight line

A right side view of a row of a Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barksdale Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Re... more