Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf WarWilliam L. Smallwood / Jul 22, 2019
Warthog Flying the A in the Gulf War A valentine for one of the ugliest albeit most lethally effective warplanes ever built as well as for the men who flew them during the Desert Storm campaign Drawing on interviews with over one hundr
A valentine for one of the ugliest, albeit most lethally effective, warplanes ever built as well as for the men who flew them during the Desert Storm campaign Drawing on interviews with over one hundred A 10 pilots who served in the Persian Gulf during the 1990 91 hostilities, Smallwood himself an aviator and Korean War vet offers riveting perspectives on aerial combatA valentine for one of the ugliest, albeit most lethally effective, warplanes ever built as well as for the men who flew them during the Desert Storm campaign Drawing on interviews with over one hundred A 10 pilots who served in the Persian Gulf during the 1990 91 hostilities, Smallwood himself an aviator and Korean War vet offers riveting perspectives on aerial combat Setting the stage with an informative briefing on how, in the 70 s, the Air Force developed the A 10 a.k.a Warthog as a means of supporting ground troops with massive firepower, he moves into anecdotal vignettes detailing the ways in which so called hog drivers and their commanders whiled away the weary hours of the calm before the storm in Saudi Arabia s inhospitable clime At the heart of his narrative, however, are vivid accounts of how A 10s accomplished their tank busting missions and then some once the battle was joined Tasked, among other objectives, to take out missile launchers and artillery emplacements far behind the front lines assignments normally reserved for jet fighters , the slow moving, heavily armed Warthogs were credited with over half the bomb damage inflicted on Iraqi forces and installations Employing improvisational tactics, A 10s also flew reconnaissance and assisted in rescues of coalition pilots they even scored air to air kills, downing a couple of enemy choppers Indeed, the plane s ungainly Gatling gun platform performed so well that pilots demanded their craft be redesignated RFOA 10 for reconnaissance fighter observation attack.
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✓ Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War || ☆ PDF Read by ↠ William L. Smallwood 184 William L. Smallwood
Title: ✓ Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War || ☆ PDF Read by ↠ William L. Smallwood