The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF). It is commonly referred to by the nicknames "Warthog" or "Hog", although the A-10's official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II fighter-bomber effective at attacking ground targets. The A-10 was designed for close air support (CAS) of friendly ground troops, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground forces.
- Power/Weight Ratio 4.788
- Wing Loading 35.8lbs/ft2 (174.6kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,272.8ft2 (118.3m2)
- Drag Points 4760
- Number of Parts 1764
- Control Surfaces 12
- Performance Cost 6,373