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A-10 "The Chopper Popper"
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dew Crew
N 38° 58.218 W 104° 49.693
13S E 514881 N 4313494
Quick Description: The first A-10 to score an air-to-air kill. Now on display at the United States Air Force Academy.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2006 5:15:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM8YC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dew Crew
Views: 149

Long Description:
This display can only be seen when arriving, or leaving Air Force football games.

This plane was used by Captain Robert R. Swain on February 6, 1991, to score the first ever air-to-air kill in an A-10. He shot down an Iraqi Bo 105c helicopter during combat operations over Iraq.

The plane was moved from Eglin Air Force Base in 2000, and is currently on loan from the USAF Museum, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Air Force Football Information
The Popper Chopper Information
A-10 Information

This waymark is right next to Thunderbird Airmanship Lookout- T-38 Talon

Type of Aircraft: (make/model): A-10

Tail Number: (S/N): 77-0205

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): On the United States Air Force Academy

inside / outside: outside

Other Information:: Not listed

Access restrictions: Not listed

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