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Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II

 
 
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 14, 2009
1. Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker
Inscription. Battlefield tank-killer, heavily armored and built around a powerful 30 mm gun and its enormous munition drum. The large unswept wing, the two turbofan engines in pods on top of the fuselage, and twin tailfins are all designed to keep the A-10 flying after suffering serious damage. The cockpit is armored to resist 23 rounds.

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);
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 14, 2009
2. Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II 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 & SpaceMilitary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 918 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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