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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. Touch 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 walking distance of this marker. Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (here, next to this marker); P-51 Mustang (a few steps from this marker); 354th Wing Inactivation
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
(a few steps from this marker); 354th Fighter Group History (a few steps from this marker); Warrior (a few steps from this marker); Grand Strand Chapter and Unit 354 (within shouting distance of this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Military Aircraft Nose Art (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceMilitary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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