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Life Expectancy of a Cold War A-10 Pilot

In the 1980s the U.S. Air Force planned to forward-deploy 68 A-10 tank-killing warplanes at each of six Forward Operating Locations in West Germany in the event of war with the Soviets. The twin-engine A-10s, with their 30-millimeter guns and Maverick missiles, were NATO’s main tank-killing weapon.

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