“A-10 Warthog Jet Black Lithograph” vintage style military aviation art by – Squadron Posters!
A-10 Warthog Jet Black Lithograph
A-10 Warthog Jet Black Lithograph poster art.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (also know as the “Warthog”) is an American twin-engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. It entered service in 1976, and is the only United States Air Forceproduction aircraft designed solely for close air support, including attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets. The A-10 was designed around the 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon (with a distinct “Brrrrt” sound) that is its primary armament. The A-10’s airframe was designed for durability, with measures such as 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of titanium armor to protect the cockpit and aircraft systems, enabling it to absorb a significant amount of damage and continue flying. Its short takeoff and landing capability permits operation from airstrips close to the front lines, while its simple design enables maintenance at forward bases with limited facilities.