DescriptionThis simulation puts you in the cockpit of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, which is also known as the "Warthog". As the game's name implies, it is used mainly to hunt enemy tanks, but also for destroying roads and bridges
You are armed with 30mm Avenger cannon which can fire around 70 times a second. Multiple camera angles are featured. Landing is automated and an accelerated time function is on offer.
Characters have full AI to act without your involvement, and will communicate with you in-flight. Actions in one mission affect another - something you failed to destroy in one mission can attack you later.
Version 1.5 re-released in 1991 added 7 new scenarios set during the Operation Desert Storm in Iraq.
- "A-10 Tank Killer: Version 1.5" -- Extended re-release
Part of the Following Groups
- A-10 Tank Killer series
- Aircraft: A-10 Thunderbolt II
- BPjS / BPjM indexed games
- Great War Planes series
- Historical Conflict: Persian Gulf War
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The Press Says
|The Games Machine (UK)||Feb, 1990||96 out of 100||96|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Jun, 1991||80|
|Génération 4||Apr, 1990||78 out of 100||78|
|Power Play||Mar, 1990||76 out of 100||76|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Apr, 1990||8.4 out of 12||70|
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German IndexGerman BPJS (the German public authority responsible for putting media on the index) argued that single buildings that can be bombed in the game are usually inhabited by humans who could get killed during the bombings. This is, according to German law, an act of cruelty against mankind, and therefore the game is put on the index in Germany.
InaccuraciesWhile A-10 is supposed to be a single-seater attack plane, Dynamix chose to give you a backseater in order to add some "interaction".
Additional information contributed by Alexander Schaefer
Related Web Sites
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)