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A-10 Thunderbolt II anti Tank Aircraft

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A-10 Thunderbolt II is anti Tank Aircraft, heavily armored and built around a powerful 30 mm cannon 7-GAU-8 / A of anti-tank weapons and ammunition in the big drum. The great sweep wing, two turbofan engines pod on top of the fuselage, and twin tailfins are designed to keep A-10 flying after suffering serious damage. The cabin is armored to withstand rounds of 23 mm. First, it seemed that his career would be rather short, as the aircraft Air Force prefers faster and less specialized for combat support role. The Air Force bought 727. The Soviet counterpart of this plane is the SU-25 Frogfoot.

In 2005 an upgrade program began to convert the A-10A to C-spec. The A-10C will be the result of a program called precision engagement and is scheduled to begin in the active A-10A fleet in 2006 and complete the entire period of 2009. The A-10C will have a series of improvements to the A-10A Warthog and make the system viable weapons in this century. From the outside, the new pig looks the same as above, but internally the Warthog presents two new glass cockpit multifunction displays color, along with a management system that stores digital allows pilots to control weapons through of computers. In addition, a new grip and the accelerator, which incorporates a series of buttons and switches to control various functions, will allow Warthog pilots to command most of the functions of the aircraft without taking your hands off the throttle and stick.