A-10A Warthog USAF
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The A-10, officially called the Thunderbolt II, was actually designed around the big cannon.
The strange-looking shape of the A-10 was a result of trying to provide as much protection for the pilot as possible. For example, the twin turbofan engines are mounted between the wings and stabilizers to protect them from debris and to shield the infrared signature of the exhaust from heat-sensing missiles.
The pilot rides in an armored "bucket" and the plane is designed to return to base even though seriously damaged. Another means of survivability is the great maneuver ability of the A-10. It can turn quickly and sharply, even evading radar directed guns. At 172 mph the plane can turn within a tight 900 foot circle. At 350 mph it can turn within 1200 feet.
The A-10 can carry up to eight tons of weapons on eight wing and three fuselage pylons. Fully loaded, the Thunderbolt ll has a maximum speed of 423 mph. It is a large plane, with a wingspan of 57 feet 6 inches and is powered with a pair of General Electric TF34 engines producing 9,065 lbs thrust each.
- Fully engraved panel lines.
- Highly detailed cockpit interior and landing gear compartment.
- Full complement under-wing stores included.