Has the A 10 ever shot down an aircraft?
April 8, 2003 – An A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial Number : 78-0691) was shot down over downtown Baghdad by an Iraqi Roland surface-to-air missile.
Is the a 10 Fly By Wire?
The A-10 is a “manual reversion” aircraft, meaning that even if there is no hydraulic power, it can still be flown, through cables to the aircraft’s control surface trim tabs. “It’s not instantaneous control, but you can fly to a controlled bailout area,” Rudolphi says.
Can you land on a carrier?
Helicopters can and do land on aircraft carriers too, but their procedures are much closer to “normal” (land) landings, because of the nature of helicopters.
Can an f16 land on an aircraft carrier?
No, the F-16 cannot “carrier land”, even with the tail hook. The Air Force jets (aside from any that are shared with the Navy) have tail hooks only for emergency purposes during landing, or securing the aircraft during engine run-up testing.
Can the A-10 dogfight?
Can Warthogs dogfight? Conventional wisdom says slow attack jets like the A-10 can’t dogfight. The Thunderbolt II’s 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling gun can fire 3,900 rounds a minute and can defeat an array of ground targets to include tanks.
Is the A10 Warthog good?
A firm favorite with pilots, the A10 Warthog provides excellent protection for the pilot in the form of an armored tub. Affectionately referred to as the “bathtub”, weighing 1200 lbs and built from titanium sheets ranging in thickness from 13 to 38mm, capable of withstanding hits from 23mm cannon rounds.
Can the A-10 fly without a wing?
The aircraft is designed to be able to fly with one engine, half of the tail, one elevator, and half of a wing missing.
What is replacing the A-10?
The Air Force plans to eventually replace the A-10 with the F-35A Lightning II.
Could a 747 land on an aircraft carrier?
Large commercial aircraft like a Boeing 747 or an Airbus A-380 simply cannot fit on the deck without the wings clipping the island or other deck antennas, etc, not to mention requiring landing rolls of over 3000 ft even in the most extreme short field attempts.
Can a 737 land on an aircraft carrier?
Turboprops are able to respond and stop much more quickly because the propellers provide extra drag. Thus, the propellers help the aircraft stop when needed.” Safely landing a Boeing 737 on an aircraft carrier is possible, yet highly improbable.
Can a c130 land an aircraft carrier?
From the accumulated test data, the Navy concluded that with the C-130 Hercules, it would be possible to lift 25,000 pounds of cargo 2,500 miles and land it on a carrier. Even so, the idea was considered a bit too risky for the C-130 and the Navy elected to use a smaller COD aircraft.
Is the A-10 designed for carrier landings?
A quick and short answer is NO. The A-10 is not designed or built for carrier landings. Take a look at the difference between the landing gear on a F-18 vs an F-15 or F-16. Huge difference.
Can a CVN 10 land on a carrier?
No. A Nimitz -class CVN is 1,092′ long. Minimum landing distance for the A-10 is about 2,000′. Now, just about any plane small enough could land on the carrier, provided the barricade net was up, but that is guaranteed damage to both plane and ship.
Can a plane land on an aircraft carrier?
It would have been a great aircraft to see on the decks of the aircraft carriers. Although going back to your question yes it could land safely on a aircraft carrier if one had to land in an emergancy situation or if it was ever required to land at an alternitive to a airbase.
Can a A-10 be late for air support?
Though with the speeds a-10s cruise at.. air support gonna be hella late if it’s coming from the ocean/ set up. On land either some are already in the air or they can give it priority for take off depending on the situation. So your answer is well, yes but no.