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HA1334 A-10C "75th Anniversary P-47 Scheme"
78-0618, 190th FS, Idaho ANG, May 2021
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.
On May 4, 2021 A-10C 78-0618 c/n A10-0238 wearing a new heritage paint scheme was unveiled. The aircraft belonged to the 124th FW/190th FS “Skull Bangers” of the Idaho ANG. The paint scheme is of 405190 with a code 8N representing the first Republic P-47 Thunderbolts used by the 124th FW/405th FS in WW II. This special paint scheme is to honor the unit’s 75th anniversary. The aircraft wears a white nose, D-Day invasion stripes as well as WW II era USAF star and bar with the 8N denoting the 405th FS.
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
Sniper XR ATP
ROVER (remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver) provides sensor data to ground personnel
Crew: One Pilot
Role: A-10 - close air support,
OA-10 - airborne forward air control
Manufacturer: Fairchild Republic Co.
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.