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Early years /Operation Anaconda /Bagram /Renewed fighting /Keeping the pressure on /Appendices
The A-10 first saw combat in Operation Desert Storm in 1991, and with the success of the aircraft in attacking Iraqi ground forces, it survived a push within the USAF to remove the jet from the inventory. Since Desert Storm, the A-10 has undergone a significant series of upgrades, placing the `Warthog', as it is affectionately known, at the leading edge of CAS.
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.
..".another excellent Osprey effort." --Rachel E. Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (August 2013)