A-10A THUNDERBOLT II TO BE FEATURED DURING OPEN AIRCRAFT DAY JAN. 15 AT NATIONAL MUSEUM USAF Published Jan. 10, 2022 By Ty Greenlees National Museum of the U.S. Air Force DAYTON, Ohio -- The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will showcase one of the most uniquely designed aircraft flown operationally in the Air Force and allow a peek into the cockpit of the Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II on Saturday, January 15 from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The A-10 can carry 16,000 lbs. of mixed ordnance and is armed with the seven-barrel GAU-8/A 30mm Gatling gun designed to take out adversaries’ armored vehicles. The museum’s A-10A, which is on display in the Cold War Gallery along with a Gatling gun, was flown on Jan. 21, 1991, by Capt. Paul Johnson on an eight-hour rescue support mission during Operation Desert Storm. Johnson was later awarded the Air Force Cross, the U.S, Air Force's second highest award for valor. After its retirement, the aircraft was delivered to the museum in January 1992. Aircraft fact sheet and photos: Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II > National Museum of the United States Air Force™ > Display (af.mil) SPECIAL NOTICE: In the event of long lines, time tickets may be utilized to queue on-site visitor access to the aircraft. NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286. NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact Ty Greenlees at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1337.