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A-10 Warthog

18.5k SimpleTechAndResearch  5.4 years ago
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Phew, after a long collab with TheFalloutplayr (Much credit to him) we both finally finished this masterpiece!!

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single seat, twin-engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force. Its official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a fighter particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nicknames "Warthog" or "Hog". The A-10 was designed for close-in support of ground troops, close air support, providing quick-action support for troops against helicopters, vehicles, and ground troops. It entered service in 1976 and is the only production-built aircraft that has served in the USAF that was designed solely for CAS. Its secondary mission is to provide forward air controller - airborne (FAC-A) support, by directing other aircraft in attacks on ground targets. Aircraft used primarily in this role are designated OA-10.

The A-10 was intended to improve on the performance of the A-1 Skyraider and its poor firepower.[4] The A-10 was designed around the 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon, which is its primary armament. Its airframe was designed for durability, with measures such as 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of titanium armor to protect the cockpit and aircraft systems, enabling it to absorb a significant amount of damage and continue flying. Its short takeoff and landing capability permits operation from airstrips close to the front lines, and its simple design enables maintenance with minimal facilities. The A-10 served in Operation Desert Shield, and Operation Desert Storm, the American intervention against Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, where the A-10 distinguished itself. The A-10 also participated in other conflicts such as Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and against the Islamic State in the Middle East.

The A-10A single-seat variant was the only version produced, though one pre-production airframe was modified to become the YA-10B twin-seat prototype to test an all-weather night capable version. In 2005, a program was begun to upgrade remaining A-10A aircraft to the A-10C configuration with modern avionics for use of precision weaponry. With a variety of upgrades and wing replacements, the A-10's service life may be extended to 2028.

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Aircraft
  • Successors 5 airplane(s) +35 bonus
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 69.5ft (21.2m)
  • Length 41.2ft (12.6m)
  • Height 11.6ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight 17,965lbs (8,148kg)
  • Loaded Weight 19,280lbs (8,745kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.496
  • Wing Loading 27.1lbs/ft2 (132.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 711.1ft2 (66.1m2)
  • Drag Points 5226

Parts

  • Number of Parts 97
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    Good work, but the dimensions are a bit off.

    2.4 years ago
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    @SimpleTechAndResearch I loved it's 'Titanium bathtub'

    4.7 years ago
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    @simpleman4dawin Yep, a huge mistake for the USAF.

    4.7 years ago
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    The army scrapped these :/

    4.7 years ago
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    One thing I'd change is off center the machine gun. It was quite literally to heavy to be centered

    5.1 years ago
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    Awesome! @JameThyst

    5.2 years ago
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    I'm nostalgic of this plane.It was the first time I sat down & built a model.

    5.2 years ago
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    19.4k RhysBrown

    BTW I am your follower so I will know when you upload it.@ErvenDynamics

    5.4 years ago
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    19.4k RhysBrown

    ok. I will keep an eye out for it!@ErvenDynamics

    5.4 years ago
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    19.4k RhysBrown

    yep here use this and tell me what you want. and ok I will do the bomb bay but have you got a link to the body? just so I know how big and wide to make it please? @ErvenDynamics

    5.4 years ago
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    19.4k RhysBrown

    Oh no problems then. what do you need help with? wings, body, bomb bay?@ErvenDynamics

    5.4 years ago
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    19.4k RhysBrown

    see the wing tips? it provides a better in flight experience less bumpy if you know what I mean.@SimpleTechAndResearch

    5.4 years ago
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    @RhysBrown Okay

    5.4 years ago
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    19.4k RhysBrown

    @SimpleTechAndResearch here is my A-10

    5.4 years ago
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    19.4k RhysBrown

    what is the bomber you are trying to make? that would be really helpful to know. @ErvenDynamics

    5.4 years ago
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    19.4k RhysBrown

    no problem! what bomber is it?@ErvenDynamics

    5.4 years ago
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    19.4k RhysBrown

    I can help you! BTW, I know it is the smallest thing cheeky laugh @SimpleTechAndResearch you forgot the wing tips? @ErvenDynamics

    5.4 years ago
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    @BaconEggs :(

    5.4 years ago
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    97.0k BaconEggs

    @SimpleTechAndResearch no, way too big.

    5.4 years ago
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    @Thomasj041 Kinda

    5.4 years ago
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    18.0k Thomasj041

    Those wings look pretty big

    5.4 years ago
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    @Thefalloutplayr

    5.4 years ago