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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 view of the spin chute compartment on the rear of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

A view of the spin chute compartment on the rear of an A-10A Thunderbo...

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

A rear view of the spin chute compartment on an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

A rear view of the spin chute compartment on an A-10A Thunderbolt II a...

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

A rear view of the open spin chute compartment on an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

A rear view of the open spin chute compartment on an A-10A Thunderbolt...

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

A rear view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft showing the spin chute test before opening

A rear view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft showing the spin chute...

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

Rear view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft showing the spin chute compartment

Rear view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft showing the spin chute c...

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

A rear view of the spin chute compartment on an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

A rear view of the spin chute compartment on an A-10A Thunderbolt II a...

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

AIRMAN First Class Tony Harper, 355th Maintenance Squadron, stands by to give the all clear sign to an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a test

AIRMAN First Class Tony Harper, 355th Maintenance Squadron, stands by ...

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: SSGT Barry A. Purkis Release Sta... more

General William J. Evans, right, commander of the Air Force Systems Command, officially turns over the first operational A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft to General Robert J. Dixon, left, commander of the Tactical Air Command, during a ceremony on the flight line. The pilot of the A-10, center, looks on

General William J. Evans, right, commander of the Air Force Systems Co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Air Force Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status:... more

The first operational A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft arrives at the base to be officially turned over to the Tactical Air Command

The first operational A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft arrives at the base...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Langley Air Force Base State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status:... more

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom lowered, as an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft comes up line for refueling

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom low...

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

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom is lowered to refuel an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft, that is coming up to meet the boom

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom is ...

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

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom connects and refuels an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

An air-to-air view from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft as its boom con...

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

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, flying low over the desert, provides cover fire for helicopters during combat rescue training exercises

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, flying low over the desert, provides ...

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: TSGT Richard M. Diaz Release Sta... more

Ground crewman attach a live Mark 20 anti-tank cluster bomb to the wing pylon of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10, from the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, is on a demonstration tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

Ground crewman attach a live Mark 20 anti-tank cluster bomb to the win...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA G. Crawford Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on static display during a tour of air bases on Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities. In the foreground are several types of bombs that can be carried by the A-10

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on static display ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

Korean airmen examine the General Electric GAU/A Avenger 30 mm seven-barrel cannon mounted in the nose of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10, from the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, is on a tour of Korean air bases to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

Korean airmen examine the General Electric GAU/A Avenger 30 mm seven-b...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kwang Ju Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Mike Green Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

An air-to-air left underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 in the background is carrying a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs. The A-10 in the foreground is loaded with two Maverick missiles and eight Mark 20 MOD-3 Rock Eye bombs. Both aircraft, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, are on a tour of Korean air bases

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

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kwang Ju Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Phil Lewis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

A ground-to-air view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off during a demonstration tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

A ground-to-air view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A Korean airman examines the General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm seven-barrel cannon mounted on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 is on a demonstration of air bases in Korea to familiarize field commanders with its capabilities

A Korean airman examines the General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm sev...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: South Korea Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Curt Eddings 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. The A-10 in the foreground is carrying a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs. The A-10 in the background is loaded with two Maverick missiles and eight Mark 20 MOD-3 Rock Eye bombs. Both aircraft, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, are on a tour of Korean air bases

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

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kwang Ju Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Phil Lewis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

A front view of the General Electric GAU-8A Avenger 30mm seven-barrel cannon mounted in the nose of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 is on static display during a demonstration tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

A front view of the General Electric GAU-8A Avenger 30mm seven-barrel ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SENIOR AIRMAN G. Crawford Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

An air-to-air left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 in the background is carrying a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs. The A-10 in the foreground is loaded with two Maverick missiles and eight Mark 20 MOD-3 Rock Eye bombs. Both aircraft, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, are on a tour of Korean air bases

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

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kwang Ju Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Phil Lewis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

An air-to-air left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft maneuvering during a demonstration tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

An air-to-air left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft maneu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air underside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. The A-10 in the foreground is carrying a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs. The A-10 in the background is loaded with two Maverick missiles and eight Mark 20 MOD-3 Rock Eye bombs. Both aircraft, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, are on a tour of Korean air bases

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

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kwang Ju Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Mike Green Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Phot... more

A member of the crew of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft presents a dummy cannon shell from the General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm cannon on the A-10 to the commander of an air base in Korea. A shell was presented to the commander of each base visited by the A-10 crew during the tour to familiarize field commanders with the capabilities of the aircraft

A member of the crew of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft presents a dum...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: South Korea Scene Camera Operator: TSGT. Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on static display during a tour of air bases on Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities. In the foreground are 30 mm shells for the seven-barrel cannon on the A-10. On the right is an example of the Mark 20 Rock Eye cluster bomb that can be carried by the A-10

A front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on static display duri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

A ground crew loads a Maverick missile on the wing pylon of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing. The aircraft is on a tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

A ground crew loads a Maverick missile on the wing pylon of an A-10 Th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

A left rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off with a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs attached to the undercarriage. The A-10, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, is on a demonstration tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize field commanders with its capabilities

A left rear view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off with a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA G. Crawford Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more

A missile fired from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft explodes in the target area on Nightmare Range during Exercise COPE STRIKE X-RAY. The A-10 is on a demonstration tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

A missile fired from an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft explodes in the t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE STRIKE X-RAY Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Publi... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pilot, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, prepares to climb out of his aircraft after flying a late afternoon mission. The aircraft is on a tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft pilot, assigned to the 355th Tactical ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... more

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on the runway during a demonstration tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize Korean and American field commanders with its capabilities

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

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Curt Eddings Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off with a full load of Mark 82 Snake Eye bombs attached to the undercarriage. The A-10, assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing, is on a demonstration tour of air bases in Korea to familiarize field commanders with its capabilities

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft taking off with a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Osan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SRA G. Crawford Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... more

A head-on view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft parked on the flight line

A head-on view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft parked on the flight...

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: SSGT Joseph F. Smith Release Sta... more

A wide-angle head-on view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft showing the General Electric GAU/8A Avenger 30mm seven-barrel cannon mounted in the nose section

A wide-angle head-on view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft showing t...

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: SSGT Joseph F. Smith Release Sta... more

An air-to-air right topside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in close formation

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

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Joseph F. Smith Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right topside view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in close formation

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

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Pacific Ocean (POC) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Joseph F. Smith Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on display on the flight line

A left front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on display on the...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hickam Air Force Base State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Robert Higgins Release Status: Rele... more

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing on the flight line during a demonstration tour

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Kunsan Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ken Hammond Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Ser... more

Maintenance personnel stand by to re-load an A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft during a surge test, part of Operation Red Flag

Maintenance personnel stand by to re-load an A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Barstow-Daggett Airport State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Paul J. Harringon Release Sta... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with an assortment of weapons stores is secured atop a 30-foot pedestal at the Rome Air Development Center's Newport Test Site. A new configuration of weapons will alter the effectiveness of the aircraft's antennas. The tests being conducted will assess antenna effectiveness

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with an assortment of weapons stores i...

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

An air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft being refueled by a KC-135A Stratotanker aircraft. The Advanced Aerial Refueling Boom is attached between the two aircraft

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

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

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft takes off on a flight to Fort Hood, Texas, to participate in a firepower demonstration for President Carter. The aircraft is assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft takes off on a flight to Fort Hood, T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bergstrom Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Robert Marshall Release Status: R... more

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft takes off on a flight to Fort Hood, Texas, to participate in a firepower demonstration for President Carter. The aircraft is assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft takes off on a flight to Fort Hood, T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bergstrom Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Robert Marshall Release Status: R... more

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft takes off on a flight to Fort Hood, Texas, to participate in a firepower demonstration for President Carter. The aircraft is assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft takes off on a flight to Fort Hood, T...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Bergstrom Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Robert Marshall Release Status: R... more

A ground-to-air left side view of three A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft in low-level formation during a firepower demonstration for President Carter. The aircraft are assigned to the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing

A ground-to-air left side view of three A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft ...

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

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft performs low-level maneuvers over the firing range during a firepower demonstration for President Carter

An A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft performs low-level maneuvers over the...

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

Several A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in low-level formation during a firepower demonstration for President Carter

Several A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in low-level formation durin...

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

An overhead view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft from 365th Tactical Air Force Squadron in flight

An overhead view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft from 365th Tactic...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Oahu State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PH3 (Ac) T.J. Pfrang Release Status: Released to Public C... more

A view from the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as it is about to be refueled by a tanker during a flight to Naval Air Station, Barbers Point, Hawaii

A view from the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft as it is ab...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Oahu State: Hawaii (HI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PHAN Erickson Release Status: Released to Public Combined... more

Portugese General Sernando Luis Pinheiro Demoro Carzaiho, commander, Azores Air Command, thanks Captain (CPT) Allenback of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron and Brigidier General (BGEN) Richard T. Drury, commander, US Forces Azores, for a tour of the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during Exercise CORONET HOOF

Portugese General Sernando Luis Pinheiro Demoro Carzaiho, commander, A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET HOOF Base: Lasjes Field Country: Azores (AZR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Earl Catchings Jr. Release Status: Release... more

Brig. GEN. Richard T. Drury, commander, U.S. Forces Azores, greets LT. COL. John Granskog, commander of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, upon his arrival in an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft for exercise Coronet Hoof

Brig. GEN. Richard T. Drury, commander, U.S. Forces Azores, greets LT....

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET HOOF Base: Lajes Field State: Azores Country: Portugal (PRT) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Earl Catchings Jr. Releas... more

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron on the flight line during Exercise CORONET HOOF

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron on...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CORONET HOOF Base: Lasjes Field Country: Azores (AZR) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Earl Catchings Jr. Release Status: Release... more

Air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a two-seat evaluation

Air-to-air left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during a ...

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

Left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing on the runway during a two-seat evaluation

Left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft landing on the runwa...

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

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft banking to the right during the first two-seater flight

A left side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft banking to the rig...

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

Right side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with landing gear down during a two-seat evaluation flight near Rogers Lake

Right side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with landing gear d...

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

A rear underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during the first two-seater flight

A rear underside view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during the fi...

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

The nose of an in-flight A-10 as the aircraft is refueled through the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during testing. The photograph was taken from the KC-135's boom section

The nose of an in-flight A-10 as the aircraft is refueled through the ...

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

A left side view of the cockpit of the first A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight

A left side view of the cockpit of the first A-10 Thunderbolt II aircr...

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

An overhead front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight during an engine icing test. The photograph was taken from the boom section of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft

An overhead front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in flight du...

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

Four Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation

Four Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Four Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation

Four Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Four Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation

Four Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT. Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Public Combin... more

Four Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation

Four Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

An air-to-air right side view of a Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation

An air-to-air right side view of a Connecticut Air National Guard A-10...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

A ground crewman services a Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the flight line at Bradley Field

A ground crewman services a Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thund...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

An air-to-air right side view of a Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft

An air-to-air right side view of a Connecticut Air National Guard A-10...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Three Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation

Three Connecticut Air National Guard A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft fly...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Connecticut (CT) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Frank Garzelnick Release Status: Released to Public Combine... more

Officers of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing carve up a 10-foot sandwich at a party at the officers club in honor of the Rapid Deployment Force Red Flag exercise

Officers of the 57th Fighter Weapons Wing carve up a 10-foot sandwich ...

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: Unknown Release Status: Released to Publ... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, left, and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft participate in an icing test while a T-38 Talon aircraft, top, acts as a photo chase plane

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, left, and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraf...

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

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft lands at the base

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft lands at the base

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

AN automatic loader is moved into position for loading the 30mm nose gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during operational readiness inspection at Travis Field

AN automatic loader is moved into position for loading the 30mm nose g...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Walter Perkins, Jr. Release Status: Released to... more

A pre-dawn view of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on alert at Travis Field during an operational readiness inspection

A pre-dawn view of A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft on alert at Travis Fie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Walter Perkins, Jr. Release Status: Released to... more

AN automatic loader is moved into position for loading the 30mm nose gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during an operational readiness inspection at Travis Field

AN automatic loader is moved into position for loading the 30mm nose g...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Walter Perkins, Jr. Release Status: Released to... more

AN automatic loader is moved into position for loading the 30mm nose gun on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during an operational readiness inspection at Travis Field

AN automatic loader is moved into position for loading the 30mm nose g...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Walter Perkins, Jr. Release Status: Released to... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft takes off from Travis Field during an operational readiness inspection

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft takes off from Travis Field during an ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Savannah State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Walter Perkins, Jr. Release Status: Released to... more

This A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft is flown by the pilots of the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing who are a part of the Blue Four project

This A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft is flown by the pilots of the 81st ...

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

The pilot of this A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft waits for the flight line crewmen to reload his aircraft with 30mm ammunition. They are all a part of the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing

The pilot of this A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft waits for the flight l...

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

CPT John E. Charlton, Blue Four project officer, sits in his A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft. He has just completed a two-day exercise with the 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron

CPT John E. Charlton, Blue Four project officer, sits in his A-10A Thu...

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

A1C Susan Miller operates a 10-ton roller used to compact crushed limestone during Prime Beef, a simulated runway attack exercise

A1C Susan Miller operates a 10-ton roller used to compact crushed lime...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PRIME BEEF Base: North Field State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT ... more

AN air-to-air right side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during an engine icing test

AN air-to-air right side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft durin...

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

High angle front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, being refueled in flight by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 306th Strategic Refueling Wing

High angle front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Sea Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Dennis A. Guyitt Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

High angle front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, in flight. The aircraft is equipped with multiple ejection racks (MER) and is carrying an AGM-65 Maverick missile

High angle front view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, assigned to ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Sea Scene Camera Operator: MAJ. Dennis A. Guyitt Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

High angle right side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing in flight

High angle right side view of an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Sea Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Dennis A. Guyitt Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air right front view of two 81st Tactical Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft

An air-to-air right front view of two 81st Tactical Fighter Wing A-10 ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Sea Scene Camera Operator: MAJ Dennis A. Guyitt Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An air-to-air front view of an 81st Tactical Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft

An air-to-air front view of an 81st Tactical Fighter Wing A-10 Thunder...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: North Sea Scene Camera Operator: MAJ. Dennis A. Guyitt Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is started at the crack of dawn for a mission during exercise Thunderhog II '80

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft is started at the crack of dawn for a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '98 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft undergoes preflight check during exercise Thunderhog II '80

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft undergoes preflight check during exerc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '98 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

SSGT Mike Butterworth, a forward air controller, Ft. Campbell Ky., keeps an eye out for the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft that are to attack an enemy position during exercise Thunderhog II '80

SSGT Mike Butterworth, a forward air controller, Ft. Campbell Ky., kee...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '80 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft undergoes maintenance at Georgetown Municipal Airport during exercise Thunderhog II '80

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft undergoes maintenance at Georgetown Mu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '80 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

A left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in-flight during Exercise Thunderhog II '80

A left side view of two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft in-flight during ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '80 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

A fish eye view of a security policeman and his dog guarding A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft during exercise Thunderhog II '80

A fish eye view of a security policeman and his dog guarding A-10 Thun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '98 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

CPT Terry Cathcart watches an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft make an air strike against an enemy position during exercise Thunderhog II '80

CPT Terry Cathcart watches an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft make an air...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '80 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft enters the forward operating location training area during exercise Thunderhog II '80

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft enters the forward operating location ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '98 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fires its 30mm cannon on the range during exercise Thunderhog II '80

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fires its 30mm cannon on the range dur...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '80 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

Two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation during exercise Thunderhog II '80

Two A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fly in formation during exercise Thun...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: THUNDERHOG II '80 Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene... more

A left front ground view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the flight line at Armitage Field

A left front ground view of an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft on the fl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Nav Weapons Center, China Lake State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Sam Wyatt Release Status: R... more

AN air-to-air left side view of a four-ship formation of A-10 aircraft during exercise Brim Frost '81. The aircraft are from the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, 354th Tactical Fighter Wing

AN air-to-air left side view of a four-ship formation of A-10 aircraft...

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

An Air Force pilot in an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron is on the flight line ready for takeoff during Brim Frost '81

An Air Force pilot in an A-10A Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 353rd ...

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

A ground crew chief marshals an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft into a parking position during Exercise Brim Frost '81

A ground crew chief marshals an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft into a pa...

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