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Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II

 
 
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
1. Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker
Inscription.  The 23d Tactical Fighter Wing accepted its first A-10 Thunderbolt II in December 1980. Nicknamed The Warthog by its pilots, the A-10 was designed to provide close air support for ground forces. One of the most advanced features of the A-10 was its deadly tank-killing 30mm Gau-8 cannon. Built to survive, the A-10's ability to take and deliver punishment was indeed a threat to those who would unsheathe the sword of aggression.


 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceWar, Cold. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1980.
 
Location. 31° 19.596′ N, 92° 31.765′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is on England Drive, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alexandria LA 71303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Republic F-105 Thunderchief (a few steps from this marker); LTV Aerospace Vought A-7D Corsair II (a few steps from this marker); Republic F-84F Thunderstreak (within shouting distance of this marker); North American F-86 Sabre
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(within shouting distance of this marker); England AFB Heritage Park (within shouting distance of this marker); England Air Force Base History (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Melady House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kent Plantation House (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
Also see . . .
1. England Air Force Base - Gone but Not Forgotten. Historical photos of the base. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

2. England Air Force Base (EAFB) and its Legacy in Alexandria, Louisiana. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Wikipedia: A-10 Thunderbolt II. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. Wikipedia: Fairchild Aircraft. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
5. Wikipedia: 23d Tactical Fighter Wing. (Submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
2. Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
3. Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Key, July 19, 2008
4. Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 3,062 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2008, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.

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