Specifications A-10

A-10C - Modernized variant of the A-10A

Some A-10C upgrades
356 A-10/OA-10s upgraded to A-10C variant under Precision Engagement Program
New flight computer
Glass cockpit displays with controls
2 X 5.5 inch color monitors with moving maps
Integrated digital stores management system
Data link to employ smart weapons such as JDAM
Wind corrected munitions dispenser
Able to carry LITENING targeting pods
Or
Sniper XR ATP
ROVER (remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver) provides sensor data to ground
personnel


Crew: One

Main role: A-10 - close air support, OA-10 - airborne forward air control

Manufacturer: Fairchild Republic Co.

Power Plants: Two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans
Thrust: 9,065 pounds per engine

Length: 16.16 meters   (53 ft  4 ins)
Height: 4.42 meters     (14 ft  8 ins)
Wingspan: 17.42 meters    (57 ft   6 ins)

Speed: 420 miles per hour (Mach 0.56)

Ceiling: 13,636 meters    (45,000 ft)

Maximum Takeoff Weight: 22,950 kg.    (51,000 lbs.)

Range: 800 miles (695 nautical miles)

Armament: One 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun; maximum 7,200 kg
(16,000lbs.) of mixed ordnance on
eight under-wing and three under-fuselage pylon stations, including 225 kg (500 lbs.)
Mk-82 and 900 kg (2,000 lbs.)
Mk-84 series low/high drag bombs, incendiary cluster bombs, combined effects
munitions, mine dispensing munitions,
AGM-65 Maverick missiles and laser-guided/electro-optically guided bombs;
infrared countermeasure flares;
electronic countermeasure chaff; jammer pods; 6.99 cm (2.75 in.) rockets; illumination
flares and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.
True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted unique scheme
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Loads of optional armament has been provided
Canopy opens
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable
Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
HA1328
A-10A Thunderbolt II
AF810977, 66th Weapons Sqn., April 2005
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October 1975 saw delivery of the first USAF A-10A and deployment in March 1976. Built
specifically for close ground support the pilot is protected by titanium armor while being covered
by a bubble canopy giving a commanding view. The Warthog has everything needed to survive,
dual engines; self-sealing fuel cells; redundant flight control systems protected by titanium armor;
a 30 mm seven-barrel Gatling gun; a wide array of bombs and missiles. This plane packs a
heavy punch and can stay on scene a long time to deliver its payload.

The 57th Wing located at Nellis AFB is home to 19 squadrons each with a different assignment.
One of these squadrons is the 66th Weapons School that was originally activated in January
1941 as the 66th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor). A few re-designations and de-activations the
squadron was re-activated in 2003 as 66th Weapons School. Their job was to teach
graduate-level instructors in all aspects of the A-10 so after graduation they could return to active
units to provide other personnel with advanced instruction.