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) A-10 Thunderbolt 2
FAIRCHILD (1) OA-10 Thunderbolt 2
FAIRCHILD (1) 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: 
17.53 m
Length: 
16.26 m
Height: 
4.47 m
Powerplant: 

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

Engine Model: 
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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