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A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) Jets Around Las Vegas
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The A-10 Thunderbolt II, known affectionately as a Warthog, is a close air support vehicle with the ability to carry a large load of munitions, loiter in a large combat zone for long periods of time, maintain maneuverability at low air speeds and low altitudes, and survive direct hits. Thunderbolts are single-seat aircraft with the cockpit set forward of the wings and with a large bubble canopy that provides pilots all-around vision.

Pilots and parts of the flight-control system are protected by titanium armor, redundant primary structural sections, and self-sealing fuel cells that allow the aircraft to survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high explosive projectiles up to 23mm. Manual systems back up the redundant hydraulic flight-control systems, allowing pilots to fly when hydraulics are is lost.

The aircraft can carry a variety of conventional munitions, including regular bombs, cluster bombs, laser guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions, wind corrected munitions, maverick and sidewinder missiles, rockets, illumination flares, and a 30mm cannon that fires 3,900 rounds per minute and can defeat armored targets such as tanks.

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A-10
A-10 on display at Nellis Air Show 2007, Aviation Nation
A-10 cannon
A-10 30-mm Cannon
A-10
OT, Nellis AFB; AF-xx-xxx
A-10
OT, Nellis AFB; AF-xx-xxx
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB during Nellis Red Flag 09-1 (Oct 2008)
A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB; AF-xx-236
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB; AF-xx-236
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB; AF-xx-278
AF-xx-648
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB; AF-xx-648
AF-81-939
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB; AF-81-939
AF-xx-961
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB; AF-xx-961
AF-82-661
FT, Pope AFB; AF-82-661
AF-xx-964
FT, Pope AFB; AF-xx-964
A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt
OT, Nellis AFB; AF-xx-171
A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt
WA, Nellis AFB; AF-xx-185
A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
WA, Nellis AFB; AF-xx-200
A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
WA, Nellis AFB; AF-xx-200 (left), AF-xx-204 (right)
AF-xx-242
OT, Nellis AFB; AF-xx-242
A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
OT, Nellis AFB; AF-82-658
and was a visitor to Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV, during Nellis Red Flag Exercises.
SP, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany; AF-xx-275
SP AF-xx-656
SP, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany; AF-xx-656
SP AF-xx-945
SP, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany; AF-xx-945
SP AF-xx-983
SP, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany; AF-xx-983
AF-xx-985
SP, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany; AF-xx-985
A-10
SP, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany; AF-xx-988
SP AF-xx-991
SP, Spangdahlem AFB, Germany; AF-xx-991
AF-80-229
WA, Nellis AFB; AF-80-229
AF-80-234
WA, Nellis AFB; AF-80-234
A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt
WA, Nellis AFB; AF-xx-946
A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt
WA, Nellis AFB; AF-xx-958
Davis-Monthan AFB
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB during Nellis Red Flag 09-1 (Oct 2008)
Davis-Monthan AFB
DM, Davis-Monthan AFB during Nellis Red Flag 09-1 (Oct 2008)
A-10 Thunderbolt II
KC, 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
Red Flag (Jan 2011), AF-xx-122
A-10 Thunderbolt II
KC, 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
Red Flag (Jan 2011), AF-xx-093
A-10 Thunderbolt II
KC, 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
(Red Flag, Jan 2011)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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