By Joachim Jacob, Warthog News Editor
Publisher's info: WARTHOG AT 40 - Originally designed for the Cold War mission in Europe, the A-10 Thunderbolt II proved adaptable enough to take on combat roles in very different theatres of operations. Forty years after its first flight, Ken Neubeck looks back at a sometimes controversial programme.
Note: This is part one of the article. Part two will be published in the April issue. Ten pages, including 15 photos and a slightly updated cutaway by legendary Mike Bedrocke. The author, Ken Neubeck from the United States, is a friend of mine and already a Warthog News contributor. For years, Ken is doing a great job as an author for Squadron Signal Publications, Carrollton, Texas, USA. His first A-10 book showed up in 1995, titled "A-10 Warthog - Mini in action" as number 4 in Squadron Signal's Mini series, followed 1999 by his outstanding book "Walk Around A-10 Warthog" as number 17 in Squadron Signal's Walk Around series.
BTW: I'm very happy to read my name in the acknowledgements at the end of this article.
Please note: This post will be further updated later.