Dimensions: 43” x 21.5”
The A-10 Warthog formed the backbone of the USAF’s close ground support force. The A-10 is now competing with the F-16 and F-35 for this role. Even so, it continues to provide excellent service to the USAF. Existing in reduced numbers it still provides great support for the close ground support role.
The amazing A-10 Warthog designed around its 30 mm cannon with 1,350 rounds, plus up to 16,000 lbs. of mixed ordnance. This includes laser-guided bombs, rockets, CBUs and Maverick missiles on 11 external store stations.
The General Electric turbofans provided 9,065 lbs. of thrust each. The A-10 has great short field takeoff and landing capabilities. At maximum weight, it can take off with only 4.000 ft. of a runway and land within a very short distance of 2,000 ft.