Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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