By Joachim Jacob, Warthog News Editor
Good news for the A-10 Thunderbolt II community and "Hog" enthusiasts all over the world! Reid Air Publications is preparing two new books about this amazing aircraft.
Already in 2007, Jake Melampy - as author and his own publisher - had released his outstanding book "The Modern Hog Guide - The A-10 Warthog Exposed". I got my own copy in December 2008 as a Christmas gift from my son. And I declared this book as a "Must have" for A-10 enthusiasts.
Meanwhile, on November 13 last year, Jake announced a second edition of this book. He wrote:
Since the Hog Guide sold out back in the Spring, I bet I get 10 e-mails daily asking if it's going to be reprinted. The answer is no, it will not. However, a 2nd Edition of the book is nearly done, and will be released sometime in 2012, depending on how other releases (The Modern Hornet Guide, and two new Modeler's Guides) shake out early in the year. The 2nd Edition features all-new images, more pages, and more coverage of the early, pre-LASTE jets, and even more coverage of the A-10C and A-10A+. It will also have a lot more "in action" and air-air photos, something lacking in the first edition. Couple that with the new printing company we're using now, and it should be a far superior book to the first release, for the same price.
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Secondly, on January 5, 2012, Jake announced another new A-10 book. He wrote:
If you're a follower of the aviation magazines such as Combat Aircraft, Air Forces Monthly, etc, you've probably seen Neil Dunridge's name before. He's an astonishingly talented photographer from the UK, and a great guy to hang around with.
He's been chasing the A-10 around the world now for a couple years compiling images and information to put together his book, which will be published by Reid Air Publications this summer. I'll let the images speak for themselves. This is going to be a very, very cool book, with combat pics from Afghanistan and Iraq, and every A-10 squadron at home.
His title will be "A-10C Thunderbolt II -- 21st Century Warthog".
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Just three of the preview pictures (More will be uploaded soon):
Please note: Photo descriptions will be uploaded soon. Can't wait to get my own copies of both of these books...
Neil at work: He's posing here in front of A-10C 80-0208 from the 75th Fighter Squadron, parked in an aircraft revetment at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Full size
74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron featured in Combat Aircraft Magazine, August 2011 issue (Story by Neil Dunridge)