When was the A 10c introduced?

March 1977
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II/Dates introduced

What engine is on the A-10?

General Electric TF34
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II/Engine types

Is the A-10 a fighter jet?

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-turbofan, straight-wing, subsonic attack aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF).

Can an A-10 dogfight?

Can Warthogs dogfight? Conventional wisdom says slow attack jets like the A-10 can’t dogfight. The Thunderbolt II’s 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling gun can fire 3,900 rounds a minute and can defeat an array of ground targets to include tanks.

Is A-10 hard to fly?

Very simply: the A-10 is pretty easy to fly. In some ways it’s easier to fly that other fighters, but in some ways it is more difficult. However, it’s performing the close air support mission that’s really challenging.

When was the first A-10A bomber delivered?

The first production A-10A was delivered to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, in October 1975.

What was the first A-10 unit to receive the Thunderbolt?

The first unit to receive the A-10 Thunderbolt II was the 355th Tactical Training Wing, based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, in March 1976. The first unit to achieve full combat readiness was the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, South Carolina, in October 1977.

Where was the A-10 ya10 built?

Two YA-10 prototypes were built in the Republic factory in Farmingdale, New York, and first flown on 10 May 1972 by pilot Howard “Sam” Nelson. Production A-10s were built by Fairchild in Hagerstown, Maryland. After trials and a fly-off against the YA-9, on 18 January 1973, the USAF announced the YA-10’s selection for production.

What was the A-10 intended to fly?

The A-10 was intended to fly from forward air bases and semi-prepared runways where foreign object damage to an aircraft’s engines is normally a high risk.