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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 ground-to-air view of an Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, as it makes a low-level pass over several discarded Army trucks used as targets at the North Fort Hood bombing range

A ground-to-air view of an Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Hood State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

Four Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron are silhouetted against the sky as they fly in close formation over the North Fort Hood bombing range

Four Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 47th Tact...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Hood State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

CPT Jerry Prather and CPT Jon Rhynard, both Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pilots with the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, discuss the success of their mission while walking together on the flight line

CPT Jerry Prather and CPT Jon Rhynard, both Air Force Reserve A-10 Thu...

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

Four Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron are silhouetted against the sky as they fly in close formation over the North Fort Hood bombing range

Four Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 47th Tact...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Hood State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

A ground-to-air view of an Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, as it makes a low-level pass over several discarded Army trucks used as targets at the North Fort Hood bombing range

A ground-to-air view of an Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Hood State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bob Simons Release Status: Released to Public Co... more

An air-to-air right underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft armed with an AGM-65 Maverick and two AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles

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

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT David M. Mcgill Release Status: Rel... more

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Rangers, move through the woods during an exercise taking place in conjunction with an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft practice bombing

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Rangers, move through the woods dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Mccoy State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Allan J. Harding Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Rangers, move through the woods during an exercise taking place in conjunction with an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft practice bombing

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Rangers, move through the woods dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Mccoy State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Allan J. Harding Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Rangers, move through the woods during an exercise taking place in conjunction with an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft practice bombing

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Rangers, move through the woods dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Mccoy State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Allan J. Harding Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Rangers, move through the woods during an exercise taking place in conjunction with an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft practice bombing

Members of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Rangers, move through the woods dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Mccoy State: Wisconsin (WI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Allan J. Harding Release Status: Released to Pub... more

The pilot of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to th e 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron, climbs out of the cockpit of his aircraft after completing a fire support mission during training exercise Team Spirit '83

The pilot of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to th e 356th T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '83 Base: Suwon Air Base Country: South Korea Scene Camera Operator: TSGT David N. Craft Release Status: Release... more

Sergeant George Whitley of I Corps Aviation Detachment boards a 10-man raft during a training exercise in Lewis Lake

Sergeant George Whitley of I Corps Aviation Detachment boards a 10-man...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Lewis State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSG Pellicano Release Status: Released to Publi... more

Members of the I Corps Aviation Detachment train in the proper procedure for using a 10-man raft during an exercise in Lewis Lake

Members of the I Corps Aviation Detachment train in the proper procedu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Lewis State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSG Pellicano Release Status: Released to Publi... more

A left front view of a parked A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron participating in exercise Cornet Cross

A left front view of a parked A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 78...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORNET CROSS Base: Raf Bentwaters Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Dwight Peterson Release ... more

A right front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron participating in exercise Cornet Cross

A right front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 78th Ta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORNET CROSS Base: Raf Bentwaters Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Dwight Peterson Release ... more

Maintenance personnel remove the wing tanks from an Air Force Reserve A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft after its arrival at the base to participate in Exercise CHECKERED FLAG '83

Maintenance personnel remove the wing tanks from an Air Force Reserve ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CHECKERED FLAG '83 Base: Ahlhorn Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Dennis Plummer Release Sta... more

A close-up view of the GAU-8/A 30mm gun of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 is parked in a hangar during Exercise Checkered Flag '83

A close-up view of the GAU-8/A 30mm gun of an A-10 Thunderbolt II airc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CHECKERED FLAG '83 Base: Ahlhorn Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Dennis G. Pl... more

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pilots are briefed on an upcoming mission during Exercise CHECKERED FLAG '83

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pilots are briefed on an upcoming mission...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CHECKERED FLAG '83 Base: Ahlhorn Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Dennis Plummer Release Sta... more

A munitions maintenance specialist pulls an ammunition loader into position for loading the GAU-8/A 30mm gun of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Checkered Flag '83

A munitions maintenance specialist pulls an ammunition loader into pos...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CHECKERED FLAG '83 Base: Ahlhorn Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. G. Dennis Plummer... more

Munitions maintenance personnel use an ammunition loader to load the GAU-8/A 30mm gun of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Checkered Flag '83. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Munitions maintenance personnel use an ammunition loader to load the G...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CHECKERED FLAG '83 Base: Ahlhorn Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT G. Dennis Plummer ... more

A member of a munitions maintenance crew loads an AGM-5 Maverick missile onto the wing pylon of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise CHECKERED FLAG '83

A member of a munitions maintenance crew loads an AGM-5 Maverick missi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CHECKERED FLAG '83 Base: Ahlhorn Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Dennis Plummer Release Sta... more

An aerial view of members of the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, the Flying Tigers, forming the number 90.1 to signify the wing's mission capable percentage rate. Behind them are three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft

An aerial view of members of the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, the Flyin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: England Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kit Thompson Release Status: Rel... more

An aerial view of members of the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, (Flying Tigers), forming the number 90.1 to signify the wing's mission capable percentage rate. Behind them are three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft

An aerial view of members of the 23rd Tactical Fighter Wing, (Flying T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: England Air Force Base State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Kit Thompson Release Status: Rel... more

An Air Liaison Officer (ALO) watches as an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft makes a low-level turn during a training exercise. The ALO is an Air Force officer responsible for directing air strikes in support of Army ground forces

An Air Liaison Officer (ALO) watches as an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraf...

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

A 30 mm cannon loader is prepared for the loading of ammunition into the 30 mm gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A 30 mm cannon loader is prepared for the loading of ammunition into t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A 30 mm cannon loader is used to rearm the 30 mm cannon on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A 30 mm cannon loader is used to rearm the 30 mm cannon on an A-10 Thu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is guided into position for Refueling and Armament Team operations. Visible on the right wing pylon is an AN/ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is guided into position for Refueling ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

Fuel lines are connected from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to a A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

Fuel lines are connected from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to a A-10 Thun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A 30 mm cannon loader is used to rearm the 30 mm cannon on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A 30 mm cannon loader is used to rearm the 30 mm cannon on an A-10 Thu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A 30 mm cannon loader is moved into position for rearming of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A 30 mm cannon loader is moved into position for rearming of an A-10 T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A 30 mm cannon loader is used to rearm the 30 mm cannon on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A 30 mm cannon loader is used to rearm the 30 mm cannon on an A-10 Thu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A 30 mm cannon loader is used to rearm the 30 mm cannon on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A 30 mm cannon loader is used to rearm the 30 mm cannon on an A-10 Thu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A fuel line is connected to the tank of a A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A fuel line is connected to the tank of a A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A 30 mm cannon loader, foreground, after it was used to rearm the 30 mm cannon on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, background, during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A 30 mm cannon loader, foreground, after it was used to rearm the 30 m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is guided into position for rearming during Refueling and Armament Team operations

A A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is guided into position for rearming du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dry Lake State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rob Marshall Release Status: Released to Public ... more

A maintenance specialist, wearing chemical warfare gear, stands on top of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Condor CRTE '82, a combat rescue exercise aimed at giving reservists battlefield experience

A maintenance specialist, wearing chemical warfare gear, stands on top...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Michigan (MI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ernest H. Sealing Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

Air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft. Another A-10 is in the background. The A-10s are from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Air Force Reserve)

Air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being ref...

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

Air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft. Another A-10 is in the background. The A-10s are from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Air Force Reserve)

Air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being ref...

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 side view of four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and a KC-10 Extender aircraft as it prepares to refuel an A-10. The A-10s are from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Air Force Reserve)

An air-to-air left side view of four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and ...

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 underside view of four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Air Force Reserve)

An air-to-air underside view of four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from...

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 side view of four A-10 Thunderbolt II close support aircraft from the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Air Force Reserve)

An air-to-air right side view of four A-10 Thunderbolt II close suppor...

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-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 511th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, taxis toward the flight line after completing a mission during a REFORGER/AUTUMN FORGE '83

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 511th Tactical Fighter Squadr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER/AUTUMN FORGE '83 Base: Weisbaden Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status... more

An air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as another A-10 flies nearby

An air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft refueling an...

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 view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft banking to the left and breaking formation with another A-10 during a training mission. Both aircraft are assigned to the 917th Tactical Fighter Group (AFRES)

An air-to-air view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft banking to the l...

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

An air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft from the 78th Air Refueling Squadron (AFRES) refueling an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 917th Tactical Fighter Group (AFRES). Another A-10 waits its turn in the background

An air-to-air left side view of a KC-10 Extender aircraft from the 78t...

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

A left rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in-flight over West Germany during Reforger '83

A left rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in-flight over Wes...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '83 Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Aerospace Av Service Release Status: Released to Public Combined Militar... more

Ground crewman wash an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft of the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 343 Composite Wing prior to a flight to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to participate in a Gunsmoke gunnery meet

Ground crewman wash an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft of the 18th Tacti...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: David W. Menard Release Status: ... more

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, as it is prepared for flight during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Ta...

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

A member of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, wearing M-17 chemical-biological field masks, removes a wheel chock from under an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

A member of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, wearing M-17 chemical-bio...

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

A member of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing performs maintenance on the engine of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

A member of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing performs maintenance on th...

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

A member of the 354th Security Police Squadron, wearing an M-17 chemical-biological field mask, performs maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft's landing gear during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

A member of the 354th Security Police Squadron, wearing an M-17 chemic...

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

A pilot from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing hands his flight helmet to a ground crewman, from inside the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

A pilot from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing hands his flight helmet t...

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

A pilot from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing signs a maintenance form prior to boarding his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

A pilot from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing signs a maintenance form ...

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

A pilot from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing stands on the ladder of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

A pilot from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing stands on the ladder of a...

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

A right front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, in use during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

A right front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th T...

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

The tail sections of several A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, in use during Exercise THUNDERHOG V. The airman is equipped with a M-17 chemical-biological field mask

The tail sections of several A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354...

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

Members of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, wearing M-17 chemical-biological field masks, perform maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

Members of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, wearing M-17 chemical-biol...

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

A female member of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing attaches an electrical cord to an outlet on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, to perform maintenance during Exercise THUNDERHOG V. (SUBSTANDARD)

A female member of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing attaches an electri...

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

A left front view of three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing as they taxi out for takeoff during Exercise THUNDERHOG V

A left front view of three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 354th...

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

A rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The wheel chock is being removed as the plane prepares for takeoff

A rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The wheel chock is bei...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: George Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William B. Belcher Release Stat... more

Left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, taking off at dusk

Left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 355th Tacti...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: George Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. William B. Belcher Release Sta... more

Left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing

Left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: George Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William B. Belcher Release Stat... more

Various types of weapons loading equipment on the flight line. Two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pass over in the background

Various types of weapons loading equipment on the flight line. Two A-1...

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: MSGT Buster Kellum Release Status:... more

A pilot settles into the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft prior to a flight

A pilot settles into the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pr...

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: MSGT Buster Kellum Release Status:... more

Underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft firing a missile over Crow Valley Range during Exercise JUNGLE THUNDER

Underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft firing a missile ove...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JUNGLE THUNDER Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Daniel C. Perez Rel... more

Artwork: "A-10, Suwon, Korea" Artist: Robert Steele, US Air Force Art Collection

Artwork: "A-10, Suwon, Korea" Artist: Robert Steele, US Air Force Art ...

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: "Fairchild Republic A-10 on the Ramp at Eglin Air Base, Florida. Artist: Warren Rodgers. (US Air Force Art Collection)

Artwork: "Fairchild Republic A-10 on the Ramp at Eglin Air Base, Flori...

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

Elevated air-to-air front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II close-support aircraft in formation. They are assigned to the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Eielson AFB

Elevated air-to-air front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II close-suppor...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Lou Hernandez Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... more

Side view of the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flight simulator with open cockpit

Side view of the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flight simulator with op...

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 M. R. Santy, USAF Release Status: R... more

Control panel for the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flight simulator

Control panel for the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft flight simulator

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 M. R. Santy, USAF Release Status: R... more

A technician checks the landing gear of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a pre-flight check on the flight line

A technician checks the landing gear of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nellis Air Force Base State: Nevada (NV) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C R. Jongevos Release Status: Released... more

A member of the 345th Equipment Maintenance Squadron inspects the combustion frame of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft engine

A member of the 345th Equipment Maintenance Squadron inspects the comb...

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 Richard D. Taylor Rel... more

A ground crewman refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a TEAM SPIRIT '84 quick-turn exercise

A ground crewman refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a TEAM...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '84 Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT David Craft Release Status: Released to Public C... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft comes in for a landing after a non-stop flight from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The A-10 is participating in exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft comes in for a landing after a non-sto...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '84 Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

Maintenance is performed on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during the joint South Korea/U.S. Exercise Team Spirit '84

Maintenance is performed on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '84 Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPEC. 4 Long Release Status: Rel... more

A pilot in the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during the joint South Korea/US exercise Team Spirit '84

A pilot in the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during the j...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Team Spirit '84 Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 4 Long Release Status: Relea... more

Left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in use during the joint South Korea/US Exercise Team Spirit '84

Left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in use during the j...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: Team Spirit '84 Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 4 Long Release Status: Relea... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron is refueled on the ground from a C-130 Hercules aircraft. The aircraft was "captured" during the joint US/South Koren Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadro...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '84 Base: Hoeng Sang Country: Republic Of Korea (ROK) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT David Craft Release Status: Re... more

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 18th Tactical Fighter Squadron during the joint US/South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84. The A-10 is equipped with a pylon-mounted AN/ALQ-119 electronic countermeasures pod

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

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '84 Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Ken Hammond Release Status: Released to Public C... more

A pilot prepares to debark his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft after flying non-stop from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The aircraft will be used during exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84

A pilot prepares to debark his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft after flyi...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '84 Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

A joint US and Korean color guard marches past a group of US Air Force officers on the flight line during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT '84. An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is parked in the background

A joint US and Korean color guard marches past a group of US Air Force...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '84 Base: Kimhae Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Releas... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft lands on the autobahn

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft lands on the autobahn

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ahlhorn Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Glenda Pellum Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more

A rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft making its approach to land on the autobahn

A rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft making its approach to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ahlhorn Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rod Prouty Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital P... more

Rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as it takes off from the autobahn

Rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as it takes off from the ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ahlhorn Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Rod Prouty Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital P... more

A mechanic dressed in full chemical gear prepares to work on an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

A mechanic dressed in full chemical gear prepares to work on an A-10A ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Senbach Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Shephard Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Se... more

A combined effects munitions (CEM) cluster bomb unit (CBU) attached to the wing pylon of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft parked on the flight line

A combined effects munitions (CEM) cluster bomb unit (CBU) attached to...

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

An AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missile attached to the wing pylon of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft parked on the flight line

An AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missile attached to the wing pylon o...

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

Air-to-air front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flying in formation

Air-to-air front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 18th Tac...

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

Air to air front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, breaking from formation during flight operations

Air to air front view of two A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 18th Tac...

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

Air-to-air left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, preparing to be refueled in flight

Air-to-air left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 18th...

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

Four A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation during Air Fete '84

Four A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation during Air Fete '8...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Raf Mildenhall State: Suffolk Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Jose Lopez Jr. Release Status: Released to Publ... more

Front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft outside of a hangar during Coronet Card activities

Front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft outside of a hangar duri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Norvenich Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT R.L. Watson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digita... more

Robert E. Ligon III, Reese Air Force Base, Texas, competes as a member of the Air Force shooting team in the qualifications for the 1984 23rd Summer Olympics Shooting Team. He is participating in the air rifle shooting event on a 10-meter range

Robert E. Ligon III, Reese Air Force Base, Texas, competes as a member...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Chino State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Ken Hackman Release Status: Released to Public Combi... more

Three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing fly over the airbase during Exercise CORONET CARD

Three A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 442nd Tactical Fighter Win...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CARD Base: Norvenick Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Robert Watson Release Status: ... more

Maintenance personnel carry a refueling hose toward an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft of the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing during Exercise CORONET CARD. Attached to the wing pylon is an AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missile

Maintenance personnel carry a refueling hose toward an A-10 Thunderbol...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CARD Base: Norvenick Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Robert Watson Release Status: ... more

Maintenance personnel load a fuel tank on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing during Exercise CORONET CARD

Maintenance personnel load a fuel tank on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CARD Base: Norvenick Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Robert Watson Release Status: ... more

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing, as it taxis out to the runway for takeoff during Exercise CORONET CARD. An AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missile is attached to the wing pylon

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 442nd Tac...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CARD Base: Norvenick Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Robert Watson Release Status: ... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing is refueled on the flight line during Exercise Coronet Card. The aircraft's GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm cannon is visible in the foreground

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 442nd Tactical Fighter...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CARD Base: Norvenick Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Robert Watson R... more

Captain (CPT) Ron McGee of the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing climbs aboard his A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise CORONET CARD

Captain (CPT) Ron McGee of the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing climbs aboa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CARD Base: Norvenick Air Base Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Robert Watson Release Status: ... more

A right front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 442nd Tactical Fighter Wing, as it takes off en route to Norvenick Air Force Base, Germany, for use during Exercise CORONET CARD

A right front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 442nd T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET CARD Base: Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base State: Missouri (MO) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera ... more