The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a close support aircraft that could kill tanks and survive. It was designed during the Cold War to counter the massive Soviet tank buildup in Europe. The A-10 was designed around the 30mm GAW rotating "Gatling Gun" that fired depleted heavy uranium bullets that could easily destroy tanks on the modern battlefield. Thus, the A-10 Warthog was born.
Film #1 -
Intro to the A-10 - A Fairchild film that introduces the A-10 and explains the need for the A-10 in Europe. Runtime is about 8 minutes.
Film #2 -
A-10 Fuel Tank Experiments - The USAF was concerned that the A-9 and the A-10 would catch on fire if hit by a 23mm round. So, tests were done to resolve that issue. Runtime is about 8 minutes.
Film #3 -
The A-10 and the Gun - A USAF film on the A-10 and the 30mm GAW electric Gatling Gun. Runtime is about 10 minutes.
Film #4 -
Desert Storm - A DOD film on the war with Iraq in the late 1990's (Desert Storm). The A-10 was heavily used. Runtime is about 28 minutes.
Film #5 -
Refueling the A-10 in Flight - USAF footage of KC-10s and KC-135's refueling the A-10 Warthog. Runtime is about 7 minutes.
Film #6 -
Myrtle Beach and Afghanistan - This is a combo of footage of the A-10 stationed at Myrtle Beach AFB practicing takeoffs and landings to gun runs in Afghanistan. Runtime is about 15 minutes.
Total runtime for the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II DVD is about 76 minutes. Format is NTSC DVD and region-free.