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A-10 Thunderbolt II

395k BogdanX  2.9 years ago

Fairchild Republic

A-10A Thunderbolt II


[Fixed-wing close air support, forward air control, ground-attack aircraft]


Link to:

[YA-10B Night/Adverse Weather (N/AW)]


Controls:

1 -AIRBRAKES
6 / 7 - EJECT PAYLOAD
VTOL down - FLAPS/SLATS
TRIM - TRIMMING

GAU-8 Avenger build by specs. Also some visual/sound effects

Thank you WNP78 for health edit and ChiChiWerx for input
  1. Front Landing Gear is centered (no way for a side version to properly work in SP and get a straight trajectory during landing/takeoff. Not even angling)
  2. Gun parameters are correct (Rounds/second, velocity, optimal range etc).
  3. Level stable at max speed (439 mph at sea level).
  4. Trim tabs working as they should. They force the elevators (nose) in the opposite direction.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 52 airplane(s) +281 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 56.8ft (17.3m)
  • Length 52.8ft (16.1m)
  • Height 14.4ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight -38,192lbs (-17,323kg)
  • Loaded Weight 32,708lbs (14,836kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.534
  • Wing Loading 43.7lbs/ft2 (213.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 748.1ft2 (69.5m2)
  • Drag Points 6267

Parts

  • Number of Parts 399
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    It called an A-10 Warthog not A-10 thunderbolt

    4 days ago
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    15 deto

    It even kinda brrts!

    2 months ago
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    0 Valek

    a very nice build and easy to re-customize

    thank you for this build
    i had fun

    4 months ago
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    Will always just download your jet fighters!

    5 months ago
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    Amazing plane. Everybody likes the a-10

    +1 5 months ago
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    Awesome plane best A-10 replica I’ve seen

    6 months ago
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    BBBBRRRRRTTTTTTT intensifies

    +1 10 months ago
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    2,443 BombBoi1822

    you see, i made an A-10 in simple planes, this guy just made it irl

    +3 10 months ago
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    2,672 Harisss

    @BRRRT hahahah

    11 months ago
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    31,000 downloads tho

    +1 1.4 years ago
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    4,513 FireFast212

    also how do you make the plane background colored?

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    37.3k ZetaAvalon

    Good Day/Night
    Is it ok to copy/borrow the Airframe of your Build to build my own A-10?
    I will give credit after it is posted.

    I am going to admit that I used 99% of this Build's Appearance to make my own A-10.

    +1 1.6 years ago
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    6,950 Nutz

    hey bogdan i have a question, im making and A10 and I want to know if its okay to copy some of your wing aspects. I want to do this because my own methods have failed and your wing operation during game is hella smooth. is it okay if i copy some aspects?

    +3 1.6 years ago
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    6,950 Nutz

    @TheXDimension32 lmao thats a reply to my old account below

    1.8 years ago
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    51.6k 2Papi2Chulo

    Yeah, it’s smoother @DemXu

    2.3 years ago
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    7,423 WhoflerMan

    lol @BogdanX

    2.3 years ago
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    7,423 WhoflerMan

    This plane is more of a plane strapped to a gun than a gun strapped to a plane

    +4 2.3 years ago
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    Know that I’m late but do you think you could build an a10 with the ejecting engines? @BogdanX

    +1 2.4 years ago
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    9,588 Skylerr

    cool, I like it

    2.5 years ago
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    25.9k BRuthless

    @BogdanX Your gun placement is accurate and so is your loadout, I don't have anything to complain about that. The nose gear placement is also reasonable because of SP physics limitations. The fuselage and details are very close to perfection and it's a great replica.

    The flares are the only thing that made me curious, and I know this is a high-level of nitpicking. I didn't remember a pod for the A-10 with flares except for the large flares on parachutes which are used to light up the ground for better view. Even the A-10As used in operation Desert Storm in 1991 and the A-10As operated in Iraqi Freedom had these flare dispensers integrated behind the landing gear and schematics from 1999 also include flare dispensers. The museum model and some rare images of pre-1980 models are the only ones I have seen so far that don't have them.

    Starting in the late Vietnam war IR missiles became very common and were death threats to pilots. Not having flares in the A-10 from 1980 would have made every mission a suicide job.
    Even if you chose to not put the flares on for vintage style, then why put some on the ECM-pod? That makes no sense in my opinion.

    I won't publicly upload an "overhauled" version just because of some very minor details like this, but I would upload it unlisted so you can see what I mean or use it for an overhaul yourself.

    2.7 years ago
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    25.9k BRuthless

    @BogdanX The landing gear is also offcenter on the real thing because it's more important that the gun is close to the center, as the recoil is strong enough to change the heading of the aircraft.

    But in SP having offcenter landing gear would probably make it move sideways on the ground, so I'm okay with it beeing in the center.

    In general this is probably the best A-10C ever built in SP and I really like it, but I know you are very precise so I want to tell you that you got the countermeasure dispenser completely wrong.

    The ECM-pod (radar jammer) you put on it has no cm dispenser in reality, instead there are four dispensers with 30 flares each on both sides of the aircraft, right behind the rear landing gear in the fairings.

    https://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a299/usmilobserver/A-10s%20OEF/IMG1598a-1000650.jpg

    Because that would mean launching 8 flares at the same time in SP, I did some changes. I put the four dispensers behind the landing gear on both sides, set their launch force and ammo to 0 and then added a bigger one with 120 ammo (4*30) which covers a set of four dispensers and nudged it so that it's not visible. Now the flares are relatively realistic. In reality they alternate between left and right.

    If you want I can upload it unlisted and give you the link.

    2.7 years ago
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    10.2k Xenotriver

    @BogdanX I would really appreciate it as I have had numerous tries to make round fuselage and I always ended up with a polygon that was nothing like a circle.

    2.7 years ago
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    9,429 YuraCat

    It’s so cool for 400 details, omg

    2.8 years ago
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    12.3k Ian1231100

    @BogdanX I always thought it was centered. Finally realizing it's off-center is almost as weird as realizing the Sea Vixen's cockpit isn't centered.

    +1 2.8 years ago
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    12.3k Ian1231100

    I just noticed the Warthog's gun is off-center. Once you see it, you can't unsee it.

    2.8 years ago
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