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Fairchild-Republic A10 "Thunderbolt II"

On Loan from the PA ANG 111th FW (owned by National Museum of the Air Force) 

A10 Thunderbolt Article

The A-10 “Thunderbolt II” had deadly effects during the 1991 Gulf War and in Iraq and Afghanistan following the September 11th attacks as a close-support and anti-tank aircraft. The aircraft is also known as the Warthog. The A-10 on display (Bureau# 76-0516) began its service with the 111th Fighter Wing, PA Air National Guard, in 1992 and designated as a weapons load trainer. The DVHAA acquired the aircraft in June 2011 and in April 2012 it was relocated from the PA Air National Guard’s display to its current location behind the museum.

Please contact the museum if you have any information, comments, or recollections of this A-10 Thunderbolt II.

 

Specifications
Bureau #: 76-0516
Built: 1976
Crew: 1
Passengers: 0
Retired:  
Received: June 2011
Restored by: PA ANG 111th FW
Restored: Prior to June 2011
Length: 53' 4"
Height: 14' 8"
Wingspan: 57' 6"
Weight Empty: 25,600 lbs
Weight Loaded: 51,000 lbs
Powerplant: 2 - General Electric TF34-GE-100 Turbofans
Thrust: 9,065 lbs per engine
Max Speed: 420 mph
Range: 2580 miles
Manufacturer: Fairchild Republic
Armarment: 1 - 30 mm GAU-8/A Rotary Cannon
Ordnance: 16,000 lbs
Ceiling: 45,000 ft
Status: On Display