The A-10, more commonly known by the nicknames Warthog or just Hog, is the premier close air support aircraft of the US Air Force. The aircraft has superior loiter capabilities and maintains excellent maneuverability at low speeds and altitude because of its large wing area. The high wing ratio also allows short takeoffs and landings, and its simple design allows operations from forward airfields with limited facilities.
The aircraft is best known for the massive 30mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon fitted in its nose, one of the most powerful aircraft cannons ever flown. To highlight this feature, the aircraft's nose is painted with the shark mouth nose art reminiscent of the famous P-40 Warhawk Flying Tigers (AVG). This model represents an aircraft from the 23rd FW, 74th FS, Flying Tigers 1990.