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A-10 Thunderbolt II ("Warthog"): Aircraft profile

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A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs have excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and are highly accurate weapons-delivery platforms. They can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate under 1,000-foot ceilings (303.3 meters) with 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometers) visibility.

A-10 Thunderbolt II: Three A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly in formation. A-10s provided close-air support for a scout team that received small arms fire Feb. 11 near Balad, Iraq.A-10 Thunderbolt II: Three A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly in formation. A-10s provided close-air support for a scout team that received small arms fire Feb. 11 near Balad, Iraq.

UH-1N "Huey" Iroquois helicopter: Aircraft profile

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The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support Air Force Space Command missile wings and groups.

UH-1N "Huey" Iroquois helicopterUH-1N "Huey" Iroquois helicopter

The helicopter has a number of uses. Its primary mission includes:

* Airlift of emergency security and disaster response forces,

* Security surveillance of off-base movements of nuclear weapons convoys and test range areas during launch conditions

Lockheed AC-130H/U Gunship: Aircraft profile

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Mission

The AC-130 gunship's primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and force protection. Missions in close air support are troops in contact, convoy escort and urban operations.

AC-130H/U Gunship front: An air-to-air front view of an AC-130A Hercules gunship aircraft. The aircraft is from the 919th Special Operations Group (AFRESO), Eglin Air Force Base Auxiliary Field) 3 (Duke Field) Florida. Airman Magazine, December 1984.AC-130H/U Gunship front: An air-to-air front view of an AC-130A Hercules gunship aircraft. The aircraft is from the 919th Special Operations Group (AFRESO), Eglin Air Force Base Auxiliary Field) 3 (Duke Field) Florida. Airman Magazine, December 1984.

North American A-5 Vigilante: Aircraft profile

The North American A-5 Vigilante was a powerful, highly advanced carrier-based supersonic bomber designed for the United States Navy.

North American A-5 Vigilante: A three-quarter starboard aerial view of an RA-5C Vigilante aircraft, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 (RVAH-7) known as the "Peacemakers of the Fleet".North American A-5 Vigilante: A three-quarter starboard aerial view of an RA-5C Vigilante aircraft, Reconnaissance Attack Squadron 7 (RVAH-7) known as the "Peacemakers of the Fleet".

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