A-10 Warthog

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces. A-10s have excellent maneuverability at low airspeeds 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 with 1.5- mile visibility. Their wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. The aircraft displayed at Volk Field was flown by the 434th Tactical Fighter Wing, Grissom AFB, IN, from 1981 until 1994.

There is only one known A-10 Thunderbolt II on display in Wisconsin.