A-10 Thunderbolt II
This title explores the development and use of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the first US Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. Readers will follow the history of the aircraft, and learn its military and performance specifications, as well as its features and advantages in the field. Readers will learn about its weapon systems including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units, laser guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions, missiles, rockets, illumination flares, and cannons. Features such as Night Vision Imaging Systems, titanium armor, self-sealing fuel cells, and hydraulic flight-control systems are detailed. The Warthog's two non-after burning turbofan engines are also covered, as are the achievements and future of this important aircraft.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|BISACS||JNF025130, JNF057010, JNF051010|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.8|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||157390|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Xtreme Military Aircraft Set 2 – School Library Journal
Young military enthusiasts will be drawn to this attractive set. Each chapter includes large, high-quality color photos that fill the page or the entire spread. The brief, but informative, text is placed over the photos. Print is in black or white, depending on the color of the background. The basic content covers the featured machine’s manufacturer, use, dimensions, crew size, history, and weaponry. Small red text boxes containing an “Xtreme fact” (e.g., “AC-130 gunships destroyed more than 10,000 enemy trucks during the Vietnam War”) are scatted throughout every volume. A brief caption accompanies most images. This set flies high above its competitors in this genre. . . .