What is the difference between A-10 Warthog and A-10 Thunderbolt?

What is the difference between A-10 Warthog and A-10 Thunderbolt?

It is commonly referred to by the nicknames “Warthog” or “Hog”, although the A-10’s official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II fighter-bomber effective at attacking ground targets. The A-10 was intended to improve on the performance and firepower of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider.

How much does an A-10 weigh?

24,960 lbsFairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Weight

How many a10s Does the Air Force have?

Over 367 A-10 aircraft are in service with the US Air Force, Air Combat Command, the US Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard.

How many Hardpoints does the A-10 have?

8 hardpoints

Fairchild Republic A10 Thunderbolt 2
Engine General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans 9,065 lbs thrust each 420 MPH
Weight max 51,000 lb 57ft 6″
Length 53ft 4″ 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun plus 8 hardpoints 16,000 lb AG weapons including Maverics, bombs of many kinds, 2.75″ Rockets and AIM9 AA missiles
Country USA one

Can a 10s dogfight?

A-10s carry two AIM-9M Sidewinders just in case a dogfight breaks out. As powerful as the GAU-8 is, the Warthog has other tools to help it win a fight with an opposing jet. In case of a dogfight, the A-10 also carries a pair of AIM-9M sidewinder missiles.

Why was the A-10 Thunderbolt II unwelcome in the Air Force?

A-10s were initially an unwelcome addition to many in the Air Force. Most pilots switching to the A-10 did not want to because fighter pilots traditionally favored speed and appearance. In 1987, many A-10s were shifted to the forward air control (FAC) role and redesignated OA-10.

What is the maximum speed of an A-10 Thunderbolt II?

Performance Never exceed speed: 450 knots (518 mph, 833 km/h) at 5,000 ft (1,500 m) with 18 Mk 82 bombs Maximum speed: 381 knots (439 mph, 706 km/h) at sea level, clean Cruise speed: 300 knots (340 mph, 560 km/h) Stall speed: 120 knots (138 mph, 220 km/h) Combat radius:

How to calculate mass density and volume in a calculator?

Volume represents the amount of space that is occupied by an object in three dimensions. How to use: Enter any two known values to calculate the third one. Mass, Density, Volume Calculator. Mass (m): mg g kg oz lb. Density (ρ): mg/L g/L kg/L kg/m³ lb/ft³ oz/in³ oz/ft³ lb/in³. Volume (V): ml L cm³ m³ in³ ft³ yd³.

Why was the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II developed?

The N/AW was developed by Fairchild from the first Demonstration Testing and Evaluation (DT&E) A-10 for consideration by the USAF. It included a second seat for a weapons system officer responsible for electronic countermeasures (ECM), navigation and target acquisition.