Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona: Home of the acrobatic A-10

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Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ: Home of the acrobatic A-10

A-10, DM, Tucson, AZ

 

We've lived in Southeast Tucson in the Rita Ranch area for nearly four years and have come to enjoy the regular training of the ultra quiet and versatile A-10. Also known as the "Warthog" it's one of several different aircraft that frequent the skies near our home and the easiest to recognize. The A-10 possess two distinct features that you can see from the ground. First, are the two cylinder shaped engines located behind the wings. Secondly, is the tail wing. It has two vertical wings, whereas the vast majority of aircraft have just one.

 

A-10, a tanks worst nightmare  

 The A-10 was designed and produced for close air support of ground forces, and against all ground targets, including tanks and armored vehicles. One of it's most unique features to watch is it's manuevability at low altitude and and slower air speeds. This is especially cool to watch when they take of and land because it seems they rarely fly a straight course. It's more like the exact opposite.

 

 

Fully armored, banking A-10 Warthog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The information above was written by Kevin Wood of Realty Executives. Kevin can be reached via email at Kwood@gotucson.com or 520.260.3123. Kevin has helped people move in and out of Tucson for nearly 4 years. In his previous career he represented Honda Automobile Corporation for 10 years and was among the top 5% of all sales consultants nationwide for overall client satisfaction and volume.  Kevin's office is conveniently located on Kolb Road 1/4 mile south of Tanque Verde.   

 

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Bill Somerset
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I lived in Sierra Vista for just over 3 years not too long ago.  I used to love watching the A-10's flying over.

Mar 11, 2009 09:06 AM #1
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Kevin,
Great job of showcasing the Davis Monthan Air Force base and the A-10.  I'm giving you a feature here in the Military Relocation group. 

Mar 12, 2009 08:27 AM #2
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Bill,

Thanks for sharing. Air show season is around the corner in the eastern U.S, so the pilots are here practicing to get ready for it. There's been a wide variety aircraft that we normally don't get to see flying over.

Cynthia,

Thank you. I truly appreciate the compliment and the feature.

Mar 12, 2009 10:03 AM #3
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Kevin,

This is my favorite warplane!  Congratulations on the Feature; Cynthia doesn't give those out easily.  :)

Mike in Tucson

Mar 19, 2009 09:03 AM #4
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I just came back to say that I joined the group Military Relocations as a result of your post; AR has some very focused groups, and I'm glad to have found this one.

Mike

Mar 23, 2009 05:36 AM #5
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Simon Smart
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Great article Kevin. A few years ago I saw something spectacular from Valencia just before the DM Air Show - an A-10 and a Spitfire flying in close formation. Amazing to see.

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Nothing quite like the roar of that 30mm cannon huh?

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