Thunderbolt in flight

1990's -- An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, flies over southern Germany. A-10s are the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles. The A-10 has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and are highly accurate weapons-delivery platforms. Their wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Rose Reynolds)

PHOTO BY: Senior Master Sgt. Rose Reynolds
VIRIN: 021105-O-9999G-030.JPG
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