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The A-10 Thunderbolt II may eventually be replaced by a high-tech multirole fighter such as the F-35 Lightning II. However, the United States Air Force plans to use its fleet of Warthogs for many years to come. 3 XTREME FACT During Operation Desert Storm, Warthogs destroyed more than 900 Iraqi tanks. 29 ALLIED FORCES Nations that are allied, or joined, in a fight against a common enemy. ARMOR A strong, protective covering made to protect military vehicles. FUSELAGE The main body of a plane. GPS (GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) A system of orbiting satellites that transmits information to GPS receivers on Earth.

A single minute of arc around the Earth is one nautical mile. 30 OPERATION DESERT STORM Also known as the Persian Gulf War (or simply the Gulf War). A war fought from 1990-1991 in Iraq and Kuwait between the forces of Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and a group of United Nations countries led by the United States. SHRAPNEL A deadly fragment of a bomb that flies through the air after the explosion. SMART BOMB Precision-guided weapons, also called “smart bombs,” are bombs or missiles that can be steered in mid-air toward their targets.


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