A-10A Thunderbolt II

Country of Origin: United States
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Specifications
Type: Close air support / attack aircraft Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman (formerly Fairchild-Republic)
Armor Material: Steel with titanium inserts, including a titanium "tub" around cockpit Armor Thickness: n/a
Length: 16.26 m Wingspan: 17.53 m
Weight: 22,680 kg (max takeoff weight) Maximum Speed: 720 kph
Powerplant: 2 GE TF34-GE-100 turbofans Thrust: 4112 kg static thrust each


Description
Threat Value: 2251 OTV: 1872.64 DTV: 1250.82 MTV: 3629.38
Size: 9 Default Size: 13 Crew: 1 Total Actions: 1
Cost: $1,625,684 Production Type: Mass Production Lemon Dice: 3

Movement
Primary Movement Mode: Flight Top/Combat/Stall Speeds: 24/19/5 (720/570/150 kph)
Secondary Movement Mode: Ground Combat/Top Speed: 15/30 (90/180 kph)
Maneuver: 0 Deployment Range: 2000 km

Electronics Rating & Range Armor
Sensors N/A Light Damage 16
Communications +1 / 15 km ground, 150 km air Heavy Damage 32
Fire Control +1 Overkill 48

Crew
Pilot

Perks
Name Rating Aux?
Autopilot Y
Backup Communications
Backup Fire Control
Chaff/Flare Dispensers (160 shots) 2 Y
Ejection System Y
NOE FLyer
Refuelling Intake
Reinforced Crew Compartment
Reinforced Chassis
Rugged Movement Systems

Flaws
Name Rating Aux?
Decreased Maneuverability (SMS) 1
Large Sensor Profile 1
No Sensors (see Notes below)

Defects
Name Rating Aux?
None

Weapons
Name Code Arc S M L EX Acc Dam Qty ROF Special Ammo
GAU-8A Avenger 7-bbl 30mm Gatling cannon HAAC FF 3 6 12 24 0 x12 1 +3 - 1174
Total of 11 available external hardpoints (use per rules in Technical Manual Second Edition, p. 149 and Banzaidyne New Perks and Flaws)

Variants
A-10C: Add Sensors (+1 / 2 km ground, 20 km air), Target Designator (base range: 3 hexes); remove No Sensors Flaw (TV: 2776)

Notes
The "A" variant of the "Warthog" has the No Sensors Flaw because the type originally had no onboard sensors of any kind. Pilots had to either detect targets visually, or use sensor pods mounted on external hardpoints. Even the targeting systems of some weapons have been used on occasion; during the Persian Gulf War of 1991, A-10 pilots used the imaging infrared sights on their AGM-65 Mavericks to fly and attack at night. All A-10s in service are now scheduled to be upgraded to the "C" variant, which integrates the LITENING II sensor suite and laser rangefinder/target designator into the airframe.


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