THUNDERBOLT II
THUNDERBOLT II

Manufacturer

FAIRCHILD

Markings:

355th Tactical Fighter Wing, 358th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, 1992

Designation:

A-10A

Serial Number:

75-0298

FAIRCHILD A-10A THUNDERBOLT II

Called the Warthog by its pilots and ground crews the A-10 is not the prettiest aircraft ever built, but it is extremely good at its job -- killing tanks. Designed around a massive 30mm rotary cannon capable of firing up to 4,200 rounds per minute and with large amounts of titanium armor around the cockpit and engines the A-10 is almost a flying tank itself. The A-10 proved its capabilities in the 1990-91 Gulf War by destroying several thousand Iraqi tanks, and other vehicles.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 57 ft 6 in
  • Length: 53 ft 4 in
  • Height: 14 ft 8 in
  • Weight: 50,000 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 381 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 30,500 ft
  • Range: 620 miles
  • Engines: 2 General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans, 9,065 lbs. thrust
  • Crew: 1