Weapons

TYPE
TYPE SUBTYPE NUMERICTYPEDESIGNATOR MODELNUMBERS COMMONNAME STATUS PURPOSE SVC PRIMECONTRACTOR OTHERCONTRACTORS SPECIFICATIONS REMARKS
aircraft ambulance HE Grasshopper Obsolete ambulance Navy Piper WW II
Army designation is L-4
aircraft amphibian A-10 A Catalina Obsolete amphibious liaison AF Convair Air Force designation for PBYs (qv) transferred from Navy
Designataion of A-10 was previously OA-10
Also see later Air Force A-10 attack planes
aircraft anti-submarine S-3 A Viking Navy Lockheed General Electric (engines)
aircraft anti-submarine S2F 3S Tracker Obsolete carrier based anti-submarine Navy Grumman 1950’s
aircraft attack A-1 D, E, H, J Skyraider Obsolete attack bomber AF/Navy Douglas Vietnam War
Also classified AD-6
aircraft attack A-10 -A, OA-10 Thunderbolt II Active close air support AF Fairchild General Electric (engine) Power plant: Two GE TF-34-GE-100 turbofan engines
Thrust: 9,065 pounds (4079.25 kilograms) each engine
Length: 53′ 4
Height: 14′ 8
Wingspan: 57′ 6
Speed: 420 mph
Ceiling: 1.000 ft.
Maximum takeoff weight: 51,000 lbs
Range: 288 miles
Armament: (1) 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel gatling gun, mixture of ordnance including AIM-9 Sidewinder rockets
Crew: one
Deployed: March 1976
Unit Cost: $8.8 million
Inventory (1996) Active force, A-10 72 and OA-10 72
Reserve, A-10 24 and OA-10 12
ANG A-10 64 and OA-10 30

Source Air Force Fact Sheet April 1996
Also called Warthog
Also see earlier Air Force A-10 amphibians (PBY Catalinas transferred from Navy)
aircraft attack A-11 Obsolete AAC Consolidated 1930s
aircraft attack A-12 Canceled attack bomber N General Dynamics Cancelled before production by Secretary of Defense (Cheney)
also McDonnell Douglas
aircraft attack A-12 Shrike Obsolete attack bomber AAC Curtiss 1930s
aircraft attack A-17 A Obsolete AAC Northrop 1930s

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