Welcome To KGWings.com Scale Model Aircraft and Armor
What's New
Gallery
Reviews
Field Trips
Wing Tips
Hall of Shame
Links
Store
Air Show 2000
Naval Air Station
Joint Reserve Base
Fort Worth, Texas



A-10
"Warthog"
A couple of A-10 Warthogs from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana were showing teeth at the show.
"A face only a mother could love".
The Warthog was literally built around the General Electric GAU-8/A Avenger 30mm cannon and 1,350 round drum. The cannon has a firing rate of 42,000 round/sec. Each armor piercing incendiary (API) round is 11.4 in. (290mm) long and weighs an impressive 2.05lb (930g).
Although the Warthog is one of the slower flying aircraft in the show, it refuses to be outdone by the "fast movers". It's amazing agility is apparent as it tuns and jinks over the airfield. It also made several pyrotechnic assisted attack runs to simulate a bit of the Absolute Hell that it can release on it's prey during a real engagement.

Next Page




Home
| What's New | Gallery | Reviews | Field Trips
Wing Tips | Hall of Shame | Links


Copyright © KgWings.com

Frisco, Texas, USA

Copyright ©1997-2013 All Rights Reserved

Powered by DFW Design Source