A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2002-07 by Gary Wetzel, Jim Laurier |, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2002-07

A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2002-07

by Gary Wetzel, Jim Laurier
     
 

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The A-10 was never a favourite amongst the USAF's senior staff, and prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 they had attempted to transfer the aircraft to the US Army and Marine Corps. Reprieved from premature retirement, the A-10 would see combat in the Balkans during the mid-1990s and over Iraq in Operations Northern Watch and Southern Watch until Operation Iraqi

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The A-10 was never a favourite amongst the USAF's senior staff, and prior to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 they had attempted to transfer the aircraft to the US Army and Marine Corps. Reprieved from premature retirement, the A-10 would see combat in the Balkans during the mid-1990s and over Iraq in Operations Northern Watch and Southern Watch until Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003. Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States, the Bush administration responded with the instigation of Operation Enduring Freedom. A-10 aircraft first entered the fray during Operation Anaconda in March 2002. During Anaconda four A-10s flying from Pakistan provided 21 straight hours of FAC (A)/CAS coverage. The untold story of the A-10 in Enduring Freedom will be explored and presented as never before through first hand interviews and photography from those involved, along with official military achieves. This title is the first of three planned covering the combat experience of the USAF's A-10 Thunderbolt II units. Follow-on volumes will examine the role of the Warthog during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780963068
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
06/20/2013
Series:
Combat Aircraft , #98
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
698,842
File size:
10 MB

Meet the Author

Gary Wetzel is a freelance aviation writer and photographer. His photographs and articles have appeared in leading military aviation magazines. Despite years of seclusion aboard US Navy submarines, he has maintained his fascination for military aviation. This is his first title for Osprey Publishing.

Jim Laurier is a native of New England, growing up in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He has been drawing since he could hold a pencil and throughout his life he has worked in many mediums creating artwork on a variety of subjects. He has worked on the Osprey Aviation list since 2000 and in that time he has produced some of the finest artwork seen in these volumes. He has specialised in aircraft of the Vietnam War period.
Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.

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