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Fairchild C-82 Packet : The Military and Civil History

Originally designed as a cargo and paratroop transport during World War II, the Fairchild C-82 Packet is today mainly remembered for its starring role in the Hollywood film The Flight of the Phoenix (1965).
Its ungainly appearance earned it the nickname "the flying boxcar" but the aircraft was the first to achieve practical end-loading and aerial delivery of cargoes. Its outsized capacity served the U.S. military's needs for more than ten years-civilian operators flew it in remote locations like Alaska and South America for a further three decades.

This book provides a comprehensive history of the C-82, detailing each of the 224 aircraft built, with technical diagrams, multiple appendices and more than 200 photos.

Author:Simon D. Beck
Specs:148 pages, 25.5 x 18 x 0.8 cm / 10 x 7.1 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:208 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2017)
EAN:9781476669755
Book: Fairchild C-82 Packet : The Military and Civil History

Fairchild C-82 Packet : The Military and Civil History

Language: English

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Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II : The 'Warthog' Ground Attack Aircraft

Hard lessons from the Second World War, that were reinforced by the bitter experience of the Vietnam War two decades later, showed that it was both impracticable and highly non-cost efficient to use supersonic fighter jets in the close air support mission.
A requirement was therefore drawn up for an aeroplane capable of carrying a heavy and varied load of ordnance, which had good endurance and unprecedented manoeuvrability, and which could survive heavy ground fire - thus the Fairchild-Republic A-10A Close Support aircraft was born. But, by the time it came into service her role had changed to that of a tank-buster in the defence of Western Europe in the face of the overwhelming numbers of Soviet battle armour.

With her straight wing, twin tails and turbine engines mounted high on her rear fuselage, this single-seat aircraft certainly presented a unique appearance. But all these features served a vital role, as Peter C. Smith explains in this highly detailed study.
Although the Warthog's expected missions on the plains of Germany did not materialise, she did destroy hundreds of Soviet-built tanks during the Gulf wars. The A-10 has also flown almost continuous missions over the Balkans, against the Taliban in Afghanistan, and ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

In this beautifully-illustrated and comprehensive volume, Peter C Smith brings the A-10's incredible story right up to date.

Author:Peter C. Smith
Specs:312 pages, 25.5 x 18 x 3.1 cm / 10 x 7.1 x 1.22 in, hardback
Illustrations:400 colour photographs
Publisher:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2020)
EAN:9781526759269
Book: Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II : The 'Warthog' Ground Attack Aircraft

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II : The 'Warthog' Ground Attack Aircraft

Language: English

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A-10 Thunderbolt

Die A-10 Thunderbolt II ist ein absolutes Ausnahmeflugzeug und in dieser Form einmalig auf der Welt. Sie wurde ursprünglich für den Einsatz auf dem europäischen Gefechtsfeld entworfen.
Ihre Hauptwaffe, die monströse siebenläufige Revolverkanone, Kal. 30 mm, verschiesst unfassbare 65 Schuss pro Sekunde. Kein Wunder, dass die A-10 als "Panzerknacker" gilt und für genau diese Rolle auch gebaut wurde.

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Bis heute ist das Flugzeug im Einsatz, denn es gibt schlicht nichts, das der A-10 das Wasser reichen kann. Steve Davies beschreibt die ganze Geschichte des "Warzenschweins", von der Entwicklung, über die Technik bis hin zum Einsatz.

Deutsche Edition des Haynes Buches "Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Manual".

Author:Steve Davies
Specs:192 pages, 26.5 x 23 cm / 10.4 x 9.1 in, hardback
Illustrations:200 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2018)
Series:Flugzeugtypen
EAN:9783613040427
Book: A-10 Thunderbolt

A-10 Thunderbolt

Language: German

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Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Manual (1972 to date) - Insights into the design, operation and maintenance (Haynes Aircraft Manual)

Dubbed 'Warthog' - or just 'Hog' - the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is the world's undisputed close air-support attack jet. As tough as it is ugly, it has built a fearsome reputation as a tank buster and infantry killer in conflicts around the globe, and its GAU-8 Avenger 30mm cannon strikes fear into the hearts of all unlucky enough to be on the wrong side.

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Steve Davies gets up close and personal to look at the Hog's anatomy, engines and firepower, as well as presenting compelling first-person insights into what it takes to fly and maintain.

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Author:Steve Davies
Specs:192 pages, 27.5 x 21.5 x 1.5 cm / 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.59 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2017)
Series:Haynes Aircraft Manual
EAN:9781785210815
Book: Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Manual (1972 to date) - Insights into the design, operation and maintenance (Haynes Aircraft Manual)

Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II Manual (1972 to date) - Insights into the design, operation and maintenance

Language: English

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Republic A-10 Thunderbolt - A Pictorial History

This book chronicles the story of the A-10, including program history, aircraft paint schemes, all units operating the aircraft and their markings, and selected nose art and ladder door art. Over 100 colorful official and unofficial patches of the units and combat operations involving the A-10 are included. The book also includes a description of the aircraft, its systems, and weapons.

Author:Don R. Logan
Specs:240 pages, 28.5 x 22.5 x 2.5 cm / 11.2 x 8.9 x 0.98 in, hardback
Illustrations:over 550 colour photographs, drawings
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
EAN:9780764301476
Book: Republic A-10 Thunderbolt - A Pictorial History

Republic A-10 Thunderbolt - A Pictorial History

Language: English

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A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom, 2002-07 (Osprey)

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 is 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.

Contents: Early years - Operation Anaconda - Bagram - Renewed fighting - Keeping the pressure on - Appendices.

Author:Gary Wetzel
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 19 x 0.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.5 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2013)
Series:Combat Aircraft (98)
EAN:9781780963044
Book: A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom, 2002-07 (Osprey)

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

Language: English

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A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 (Part 2) (Osprey)

The untold story of A-10 units in Operation Enduring Freedom reaches its conclusion with this second of two volumes focusing on the type's combat missions in Afghanistan.
Featuring numerous first-hand accounts and photography from those who experienced the conflict, along with imagery from official military archives, this book offers a unique and detailed insight into the record of the A-10 in one of the 21st Century's most significant conflicts.

Initially, the A-10 Thunderbolt was not a favourite of the USAF, which, prior to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, was hoping to shunt this Cold War relic onto the US Army and Marine Corps. But since then the 'Warthog', with its formidable armament, ruggedness and flexibility, has continually proven itself in combat and evolved into the world's premiere close support aircraft. In 2002 the Thunderbolt was at the forefront of Operation Enduring Freedom, the US occupation of Afghanistan.

Contents: From A to C - Returning to stay - Kandahar - Cas reset - To the end - Appendices.

Author:Gary Wetzel
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2015)
Series:Combat Aircraft (111)
EAN:9781472805737
Book: A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 (Part 2) (Osprey)

A-10 Thunderbolt II Units of Operation Enduring Freedom 2008-14 (Part 2)

Language: English

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