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HA1329 A-10C Thunderbolt II 80-0275 2019 A-10 Demo Team

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.

A-10C 80-0275 was taken on charge in 1981 as an A-10A, converted to an OA-10A in 1987 and an A-10C in 2008. 80-0275 was assigned to the US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team in May 2019 and spent August and September being repainted at Davis- Monthan AFB. The new paint scheme resembles a WWII-era P-51 Mustang and will be piloted by Major Cody “ShIV” Wilton, the Demo Team Commander. The team has received an FAA CAT II designation allowing the A-10C to fly within 1,000 feet from the crowd.

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.