Fairchild A-10 ThunderboltEdit
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aicraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. The A-10 was designed for a United States Air Force requirement to provide close air support (CAS) for ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability. It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed solely for close air support.
The A-10 was designed around the GAU-8 Avenger, a heavy rotary cannon which forms the aircraft's primary armament (and is, to date, the heaviest rotary cannon ever mounted on an aircraft). The aircraft's hull incorporates over 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of armor and was designed with survivability as a priority, with protective measures in place which enable the aircraft to continue flying even after taking significant damage.
Fairchild A-10A ThunderboltEdit
Single-seat close air support, ground-attack version.
Tech Level: 5
- Damage Base: 20
- Min./Max. Airspeed: 3/8
- Maneuver (Loaded): 3 (6)
- Aerobatic (Loaded): -1 (-3)
- Defence (Loaded): 13 (11)
- Climb Rate (Loaded): 0.4 (0.2)
- Shallow/Steep/Power/Vertical Dives: 1/1/2/2
- Operational Ceiling: 9
- Stores External/Pylon/Internal: 8/0/0
- Guns: 1x30mm (7 Barrel)
- Cost: 800
- Maintenance Cost: 80
- Trait: Durable (Reduced AA dmg)
Fairchild A-10C ThunderboltEdit
A-10As updated under the incremental Precision Engagement (PE) program.
Voodoo Scuttlebutt Edit
"This plane just screams I want to blow shit up" - Enrique "Gringo" Grazado