A-10A Thunderbolt II is a depiction of a U.S. Air Force "Flying Tigers" A-10A Thunderbolt II assigned to the 23rd Fighter Group which is the successor of the China based group "Flying Tigers." Currently based at Pope Air Force Base, NC, the group is assigned as a second operations group of the newly-redesignated 23rd Fighter Group at Moody AFB, GA. The organization serves as part of the Ninth Air Force. The 23rd Fighter Group's primary missions are forward air control, close air support, air interdiction and combat search and rescue operations.
The 23rd Fighter Group has two operational squadrons assigned: the 74th and the 75th Fighter Squadrons both flying A-10 light attack aircraft. The aircraft is assigned to the group have unique "shark teeth" nose art on them. The 23rd Fighter Group's A-10s are the only Air Force aircraft authorized to carry this distinctive and historic aircraft marking.