A-10 Al Udeid. Six A-10 Thunderbolts and more than 120 personnel assigned to the 190th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron have arrived to Al Udeid airbase, in Qatar to take part in three major exercises in the region. The Thunderbolts and accompanying servicemen are from the 190th Fighter Squadron, 124th Fighter Wing, at Gowen Field Air National Guard Base, Boise, Idaho. Noteworthy, even though several platforms will participate in the drills
Fascinating photos reveal how they built the SR-71 Blackbird: Built and designed in the 1960s after the A-12 Oxcart, the SR-71 Blackbird is still the fastest, most vanguardist air-breathing airplane in the history of aviation. These once classified photos reveal how Lockheed built both birds in secret, in California. They look taken at the Rebel base in Hoth.
A-10 1st USAF aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces.Named for P-47 Thunderbolt,fighter often used in close air support during latter part of WW II.A-10 is designed for maneuverability at low speeds & low altitudes for accurate weapons delivery,& carries systems & armor to permit it to survive in this environment.Intended for use against all ground targets,specifically tanks & armored vehicles.
Pictures taken at end of Jan at Ahmed al Jaber,Kuwait,where A-10 Thunderbolts of 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Sqdn “Blacksnakes”,part of 122nd Fighter Wing of Air National Guard,from Fort Wayne,Indiana,deployed to support Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq & Syria.Although some videos of A-10s using GAU-8 Avenger a 30 mm hydraulically driven 7-barrel Gatling-type cannon to support Kurd fighters already surfaced,photos released by US DoD provide more details & show,for 1st time,loadout of…