Aviation Nation 2011 - DigitalQuixote
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A-10 Warthog. Developed in the early 70's, it was designed for close air support and to attack ground targets such as tanks. AKA 'tank-buster." Because it's mission keeps it close to the ground, it is armored. It has triple redundant flight control systems and self healing fuel tanks. The aircraft is designed to fly with one engine, one tail, one elevator, and half of one wing missing. It has the heaviest rotary cannon ever mounted on an aircraft firing slugs the size of old fashioned coke bottles. Two of these aircraft usually work in tandem and can put fire over a target every 15 seconds.

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