The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. The only United States Air Force aircraft designed solely for close air support of ground forces, the A-10 was built to attack tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with limited air defenses. The A-10 was designed around the GAU-8 Avenger, a 30 mm rotary cannon that is the airplane's primary armament and the heaviest such automatic cannon mounted on an aircraft. The A-10's airframe was designed for survivability, with measures such as 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of armor for protection of the cockpit and aircraft systems that enables the aircraft to continue flying after taking significant damage. (From Wikipedia)
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Miguel82 (25513) 2013-12-31 7:37
Happy new year 2014 to you and all relatives Eleu, I don't forget you, no critiques left often to write something for you, I will take resolution for this year! happy to know the tank killer..good technical note and clear shot about that aircraft, all the best, enjoy!
jacquest (18865) 2013-12-31 19:09
I sure don't want to be a tank when this plane flies around. Nice shot here showing good details with clarity.
marabu61 (9073) 2014-01-01 3:12
Quite a different picture that the usual series of festive motifs we see at the moment on this site.
Impressive fighter with a good technical note to go with.
I wish you a very happy new year
gus72 (3719) 2014-01-02 17:36
HI Eleu !!
I love photos of planes and have a few in my collection.
No better place than the USA to take these type of shots..... you got it perfect.
These planes are probably out of use now....... it is the age of the drones. Greetings from Australia.
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (30064)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-31 7:30