This fast-paced, high-octane story blends action in the air with action on the ground as the A-10 acts as a guardian angel to beleaguered allied forces fighting hard in the 'Stan'. Fighting a War against a battle hardened enemy in a hostile climate.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is the unsung hero of the USAF that has had to prove itself time and time again. With many critics over the years, it has often been referred to as a private jet with a 30mm cannon. The same 30mm GAU-8 Avenger cannon, which is still the heaviest rotary cannon ever mounted on an aircraft and packs a formidable punch. Making up 16 percent of the A-10s total weight. With the F-35 Lightning II looking to take over the A-10s role, Hog Driver tells one of the final chapters in the A-10s fascinating story in and around the mountains of Afghanistan.
The Gulf war was the turning point for the A10 when it was realized what a formidable weapons platform, it truly was. The only fixed wing aircraft dedicated to the Combat Air Support role. Hog Driver is the story of a Hog pilot and his ride, as he battles the harsh Afghanistan climate in order to protect allied forces on the ground. This book is based on real A-10C sorties in Afghanistan.