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A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog)

Crew

1 pilot

Maiden Flight

5 October 1972

Wingspan

17.42m

Length

16.16m

Height

4.42m

Empty Weight

25,000lb

Maximum Take-Off Weight

50,000lb

Wing Area

506ft²

Payloads

7,257kg

Type

2 x General Electric TF34-GE-100

Thrust

9,065lb each

Flight Ceiling

41,000ft

Speed

700km/h

Range

990km

Wing Loading

99lb/ft² (482 kg/m²)

Rate of Climb

6,000ft/min (30m/s)

Cruise Speed

560km/h

Stall Speed

220km/h

30mm Cannon

1 x GAU-8/A Avenger 7-barrel Gatling gun

Cannon Rounds

1,350 30mm rounds ammunition

Firing Rate

2,100 or 4,200 rounds a minute

Bombs

LDGP mk 82 226kg, 500lb general-purpose bombs

BLU-1 and BLU-27/B Rockeye II cluster bombs

Cluster bomb unit CBU-52/71

Air-to-Surface Missiles

AGM-65A Maverick

Air-to-Air Missiles

AIM-9 Sidewinder

Electronic Countermeasures

Podded system
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