|XO Retro Men's Certified 1991 A-10 Warthog Fighter DNA - Yellow Gold Tone Dial Black Strap. Price: $199|
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Case: 316L Stainless, amalgamated w/ 1991 A-10 Warthog Thunderbolt Military DNA
Movement: Citizen Miyota OS20 Chronograph with 24hr indicator subdial
Crystal: Hardened mineral crystal with Diamondfx coating
Dial: Luminous hands and hour markers
Case Size: 45mm
Strap/Bracelet: Leather, 24mm bandwidth
Water Resistance: 50M
Certificate of authenticity included
The hardened mineral crystal with Diamondfx coating features 18 layers of UV blocking protection and a scratch resistant diamond/sapphire finish.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single seat, twin-engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nicknames "Warthog" or "Hog". The A-10 was designed for close-in support of ground troops, close air support, providing quick-action support for troops against helicopters, vehicles, and ground troops.
The A-10 was used in combat for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991, destroying more than 900 Iraqi tanks, 2,000 other military vehicles and 1,200 artillery pieces. A-10s also shot down two Iraqi helicopters with the GAU-8 cannon. The A-10 had a mission capable rate of 95.7 percent, flew 8,100 sorties, and launched 90 percent of the AGM-65 Maverick missiles fired in the conflict.Shortly after the Gulf War, the Air Force abandoned the idea of replacing the A-10 with a close air support version of the F-16.