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A-10C Thunderbolt II 80-0275 2019 A-10 Demo Team
General Background
The A-10C is an updated version of the 30-year old A-10A. The cockpit has two-F-16 style 5.5 inch color displays, a moving map display and other electronic upgrades while keeping the A-10 ability to function as a CAS aircraft/tank killer. They have taken the best of the "new" and matched it with the best of the "old" and come up with one mean machine. The A-10C has already seen combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The A-10 motto, "Go Ugly Early".
The Aircraft
A-10C 80-0275 was taken on charge in 1981 as an A-10A, converted to an OA-10A in 1987 and an A-10C in 2008. 80-0275 was assigned to the US Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team in May 2019 and spent August and September being repainted at Davis- Monthan AFB. The new paint scheme resembles a WWII-era P-51 Mustang and will be piloted by Major Cody “ShIV” Wilton, the Demo Team Commander. The team has received an FAA CAT II designation allowing the A-10C to fly within 1,000 feet from the crowd.
Specifications :
Crew : One
Main role : A-10 - close air support, OA-10 - airborne forward air control
Manufacturer : Fairchild Republic Co.
Power Plants : Two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans
Thrust : 9,065 pounds per engine
Length : 16.16 meters
Height : 4.42 meters
Wingspan : 17.42 meters Speed: 420 miles per hour (Mach 0.56)
Ceiling : 13,636 meters
Maximum Takeoff Weight : 22,950 kg.
Range : 800 miles (695 nautical miles)
Armament : One 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun
  Maximum 7,200 kg of mixed ordnance including :
225 kg “ Mk-82 ” and 900 kg “ Mk-84 ” series low/high drag bombs,
incendiary cluster bombs,
combined effects munitions,
mine dispensing munitions,
AGM-65 Maverick missiles and laser-guided/electro-optically guided bombs ,
infrared countermeasure flares ,
electronic countermeasure chaff ,
jamming pods ,
6.99 cm (2.75in.) rockets ,
illumination flares ,
AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles