This fast paced high octane story blends action in the air with action on the ground as the A10 acts as a guardian angel to beleaguered allied forces fighting hard in the 'Stan'. Fighting a War against a battle hardened enemy in a hostile climate.
The Fairchild Republic A10 Thunderbolt II is the unsung hero of the USAF that has had to prove itself time and time again. With many critics over the years it has often been referred to as a private jet with a 30mm cannon. The same 30mm GAU-8 Avenger cannon that is still the heaviest rotary cannon ever mounted on an aircraft and packs a formidable punch.
The Gulf war was the turning point for the A10 when it was realized what a formidable weapons platform it truly was, and the only fixed wing aircraft dedicated to the Combat Air Support role. Hog Driver is the story of a Hog pilot and his ride, as he battles the harsh Afghanistan climate in order to protect allied forces on the ground. Based on real A10C sorties in Afghanistan.
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"Felt like I was in the plane doing the role of the pilot. The action details seemed life like and in the moment."
"Five stars for the way Steve describes the aircraft, its mission and the methods by which they carry it out. There are a lot of "ground pounders" that made it home because the "Hog Drivers" were there covering their butts."
"I like the book for the view into life in close air support combat."
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Published August 2, 2014
by Digital Dreams Publishing.
History, Travel, War.