Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
The first production A-10A was delivered to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ., in October 1975. It was designed specially for the close air support mission and had the ability to combine large military loads, long loiter, and wide combat radius, which proved to be vital assets to America and its allies during Operation Desert Storm. In the Gulf War A-10s, with a mission capable rate of 95.7 percent, flew 8,100 sorties and launched 90 percent of the AGM-5 Maverick missiles used there.
Location. 33° 39.681′ N, 78° 55.708′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is on Farrow Parkway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. LTV A-7 Corsair II (within shouting distance of this marker); The F - 100D at MBAFB, 1956 - 1970 (within shouting distance of this marker); Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); Nance Plaza (approx. 3.5 miles away); Myrtle Beach Pavilions (approx. 3.5 miles away); The King’s Highway (approx. 3.5 miles away); Hurricane Hazel (approx. 3.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Categories. • Air & Space • Military •
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