A-10A THUNDERBOLT II

Adopted by Boy Scout Troop 272

The A-10 Thunderbolt II, affectionately known as the "Warthog" was the first Air Force aircraft for the close air support of ground forces. The A-10A, equipped with a GAU-8/A 30mm seven-barrel cannon capable of firing 4,200 rounds per minute, was flown by the 172nd Fighter Squadron at Battle Creek ANG Base from 1990 to 2008. The 107th Fighter Squadron at Selfridge ANG Base converted from the F-16 to the A-10 in 2009.

AIRCRAFT STATISTICS
Length: 53' 4"
Wingspan: 57' 6"
Height: 14' 8"
Max. Weight: 51,000 lbs.
Engine: General Electric TF-34-GE-100 Turbofan (2)
Power: 9,500 lbs thrust from each engine
Top Speed: 420 mph
 

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