I have long been a fan of the Thunderbolt fighter bomber and it’s ground attack prowess – this rugged aircraft with a massive punch wreaked havoc though Europe and Asia in WWII – when the newer Thunderbolt II was envisioned and entered service you could see why it took over the mantle of the king of ground attack – The massive GAU-8 Avenger cannon and ordinance load more than delivered on the design promise – and the damage the aircraft could take and remain flying definitely echoed it’s earlier namesake.
The A-10 has been in service a few decades now what we really all want as modellers is to see the current aircraft and how it has evolved – and now there is a great book on the modern Thunderbolt II – an up to date guide that has many people singing praises already for the book’s quality – we can give you some images and info on it.
A-10 Thunderbolt II: 21st Century Warthog is a 'right-now' look at the A-10A/C as it is being put to the test by continuous combat operations.
The author, Neil Dunridge, travelled the world to document each of the remaining squadrons that fly the A-10, telling the story of the men, women, and machines that are doing great work on the Global War on Terror and beyond.
This book captures the Hog in its environment, be it at home in the United States during peacetime or in Afghanistan flying combat missions. Photos include air-air, combat ops, weapons, and much, much more.
Its 180 pages of full colour photos and text take the reader inside the squadron and cockpit, relaying what it is like to work around this awesome machine.
You can get your copy of this great book at Reid Air Publications or just check it out on their Facebook page for more info as well – they have plenty of other great books right now but this looks likely to be my fave of the moment!