Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II (Warthog) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1976
Type: Close Air Support (CAS) / Forward Air Control (FAC)
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Fairchild Republic Aviation - USA
Production Total: 713
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 1
Overall Length: 53.31 feet (16.25 meters)
Overall Width: 57.51 feet (17.53 meters)
Overall Height: 14.67 feet (4.47 meters)
Weight (Empty): 27,999 lb (12,700 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 51,998 lb (23,586 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 2 x General Electric TF34-GE-100 non-afterburning turbofan engines developing 9,065 lb of thrust each.
Maximum Speed: 439 mph (707 kph; 382 knots)
Maximum Range: 474 miles (763 km)
Service Ceiling: 34,695 feet (10,575 meters; 6.57 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 6,000 feet-per-minute (1,829 m/min)
Armament / Mission Payload
1 x 30mm General Electric GAU-8/A seven-Barrel Gatling Gun mounted under the nose.
Up to 16,000 pounds (7,200 kilograms) of mixed ordnance across eleven underwing and underfuselage pylon stations, including:
AGM-65 Maverick Missiles (IR/Laser homing)
AIM-9 Sidewinder short-range air-to-air missiles
2.75-inch Rocket Pods
Mk 82 Series 500lb Bombs
Mk 84 Series 2,000lb Bombs
Incendiary Cluster Bombs
Combined Effects Munitions
Mine Dispensing Munitions
Paveway Laser-guided / Electro-Optically Guided Bombs.
Infra-red Countermeasure Flares
Electronic Countermeasure Chaff
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
YA-10 - Initial Prototype Model Designation; two examples produced.
YA-10A - Pre-Production Model Designation of which six were completed for evaluation.
A-10A - Base Production Model; dedicated Close-Air Support (CAS); single-seat.
YA-10B - Proposed Two-Seat Prototype; all-weather/night-attack weapons platform; single example produced.
A-10C - Upgraded/Improved A-10 system; made operational in September of 2007; modernized "glass" digital cockpit; improved datalink function; improved weapons management system.
OA-10A - Observation Variant Model / Dedicated Forward Air Control (FAC); single-seat; based on A-10A production models and identical to them in both structure and appearance.