A10

FAIRCHILD A-10 Thunderbolt 2

Aircraft
Name
A-10 Thunderbolt 2
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Low wing
Tail
Double fin, low set
WTC
M
APC
C
Type Code
L2J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
FAIRCHILD (1) Thunderbolt 2
FAIRCHILD (1) OA-10 Thunderbolt 2
FAIRCHILD (1) A-10 Thunderbolt 2

A10

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. The A-10 was designed for a United States Air Force requirement to provide close air support (CAS) for ground forces by attacking tanks, armoured vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability. It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for close air support.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
17.53 m
Length (metric)
16.26 m
Height (metric)
4.47 m
Powerplant

2 x 40.3 kN GE TF34-GE100 high bypass turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
General Electric TF34
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
140 kts
Distance
1200 m
MTOW
22700 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
170 kts
ROC
6000 ft/min
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
300 kts
ROC
2400
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
300 kts
ROC
2400 ft/min
MACH Climb
MACH
0.63
ROC
2000 ft/min
Cruise
TAS
300 kts
MACH
0.58
Ceiling
340
Range
540 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
0.67
ROD
5000 ft/min
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
300 kts
ROD
5000 ft/min
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
250 kts
MCS
n/a
ROD
1500 ft/min
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
140 kts
Distance
610 m

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