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Summary

The A-10 Thunderbolt Mk2 is a close-air support and forward air control aircraft designed to tank hits from high-explosive and armor piercing up to at least 23 mm. It was designed by the company known as Fairchild Republic. It is primarily used by the US military.

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Tier: Varies from 9-B to 8-C

Name: Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt, "Warthog", or "Hog"

Origin: Real World

Classification: Attack Aircraft

Height: 4.47 meters

Length: 16.26 meters

Weight: Empty weight is 11321 kg, maximum takeoff weight is 23 metric tons

Pilot(s): 1

Needed Prerequisite for Use: Training and a pilot

In use by: U.S Air Force

Powered by: 2 General Electric TF34-GE-100A turbofans

Operational Timeframe: Several hours, higher with mid-air refueling

Attack Potency: Varies from Wall level (The GAU-8 Avenger's 30mm rounds pack 200 Kilojoules, which can very quickly increase when it fires in bursts due to it's usual rate of fire of 3900 RPM, allowing it to shred vehicles and houses) to Building level (A bomb such as the Mark 84 is packed with around 428.6 kg of Tritonal high explosive, it can fire the Hellfire missile, which can penetrate the armor of a main battle tank)

Speed: Subsonic+ (Top speed is Mach 0.56)

Durability: Small Building level (The A-10 is able to take direct hits from armor piercing and high explosive projectiles up to 23mm. The aircraft is capable of flying even when an engine, half of it's tail, one elevator, and half of it's wing is missing. The cockpit and parts of the flight control system are reinforced by a "bathtub" of titanium armor, capable of withstanding strikes from 23mm and sometimes 57mm cannon fire)

Range: Kilometers with weapons

Weaknesses: None notable

Feats:

  • The aircraft is designed to and able to fly with one engine, one half of tail, one elevator, and half of a wing missing

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