The most feared aircraft in the Air Force arsenal, the A-10 Tankbuster was the first aircraft in U.S. aviation history designed specifically for Close Air Support. Its ability to support ground troops, to take out enemy positions and tanks and act as a spotter plane have made it one of the most successful jets of recent times. From its first taste of battle in Desert Storm to the recent assault on Baghdad, the A-10 carries enough weaponry into battle to disable 16 main battle tanks, and with its amazing 30 millimeter 7-barrelled Gatling-style cannon (GAU-8 Avenger), the "Flying Gun" dominates the skies. This episode chronicles the combat history of the "Warthog" and features interviews with current pilots who share combat experiences and take you for an unforgettable flight in the A-10.
Alexander IV History's supplementary notes:
From the "Battle Stations" series.
Narrated by: David Robb
Extended interview with Maj. Rob Sweet (A-10 Pilot) joined to the film 44:33 - 56:29
A-10 Pilot Training film 56:29 - 1:00:21
Extra footage 1:00:21 - 1:03:52
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