A-10 Thunderbolt

A-10A-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. Their wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. Using night vision goggles, A-10/OA-10 pilots can conduct their missions during darkness. 

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  • History of the Maryland Air National Guard

    The Maryland Air National Guard traces its origins to June 29, 1921, when theĀ 104th Observation Squadron received federal recognition. The 104th was the first post-war National Guard flying unit to be equipped with its own aircraft, 13 Curtiss JN-4 Jennies. The unit operated out of Baltimore's Logan