How much weight can an A-10 carry?

August 5, 2019 Off By idswater

How much weight can an A-10 carry?

Armament: One 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun; up to 16,000 pounds (7,200 kilograms) of mixed ordnance on eight under-wing and three under-fuselage pylon stations, including 500 pound (225 kilograms) Mk-82 and 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) Mk-84 series low/high drag bombs, incendiary cluster bombs, combined …

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

Affectionately called the “A-10 Warthog” for its aggressive look and often painted with teeth on the nose cone, the A-10 Thunderbolt II is the U.S. Air Force’s primary low-altitude close air support aircraft. The A-10 is perhaps best known for its fearsome GAU-8 Avenger 30mm gatling gun mounted on the nose.

How many a10s have crashed?

(Many returned to base almost unflyable, but only seven Warthogs have ever been shot down or crashed due to combat.)

What is the fastest fighter jet in the world 2020?

The fastest fighter still in service today is the Soviet-built MiG-25. Mikoyan designed this fighter to be a pure interceptor aircraft. As a result, the Foxbat can sustain a cruising speed of Mach 2.8 and kick it into overdrive with a top speed of 3.2 — not a bad technology for an aircraft that first took off in 1964.

Is the A-10 Thunderbolt used in the Air Force?

1990’s — The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg L. Davis)

What is the Precision Engagement upgrade for the A-10?

The precision engagement upgrade programme for the A-10 includes enhanced precision target engagement capabilities, which will allow the deployment of precision weapons such as JDAM (joint direct attack munition) and wind-corrected munitions dispenser (WCMD), as well as enabling an extension of the aircraft’s service life to 2028.

How many rounds of ammunition does an A-10 Thunderbolt hold?

The magazine drum can hold 1,350 rounds of 30mm ammunition. The A-10 Thunderbolt has 11 stores pylons, providing an external load capacity of 7,260kg.

Where was the A-10 Thunderbolt II used in Iraq?

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM — A-10 Thunderbolt IIs ares lined up on the flightline of Tallil Air Base in southern Iraq awaiting pilots. The aircraft are part of the 442nd Fighter Wing from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., which was deployed to Talli and Kirkuk Air Bases in 2003.