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YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664

Fairchild Republic

 
 
YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
1. YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 Marker
Inscription.
Only two-seat A-10 made

Fairchild Republic Company’s two-place night/adverse weather A-10 began flight tests at Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards AFB in May 1979. It was converted by Fairchild from one of six pre-production single place A-10s built in 1975. It was a two seat adverse-weather configuration. The pilot was assisted by a weapons officer in the back seat.

Key features
• Low Altitude navigation • Accurate visual weapons delivery at night and in adverse weather • A-10 can deliver up to eight tons of ordnance per sortie to destroy enemy armor and to suppress hostile anti-aircraft missiles.

Length: 53. 4 in.
Ceiling: 45,000 feet
Span: 57 ft. 6 in.
Range: 800 miles (695 nm)
Height: 15 Ft. 7 in.
Takeoff Weight (max): 49,500 lbs.
Speed: 420 mph (Mach 0.56)

On Loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
 
Erected by Air Force Flight Test Center Museum.
 
Location. 34° 54.701′ N, 117° 55.281′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker can be reached from South Rosamond Boulevard, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located next to the AFFTC Museum. Edwards Air Force Base
YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
2. YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 Marker
is not open to the public. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 South Rosamond Boulevard, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. NF-4C - "Phantom II" (a few steps from this marker); PGM-17A • "Thor" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boeing B-52D - “Stratofortress” (was about 400 feet away but has been reported permanently removed. ); UC-45J - "Expeditor" (about 400 feet away); T-33A “Shooting Star” (about 500 feet away); N.F.-11 (T.T.-20) - “Meteor” (about 500 feet away); T-28B - "Trojan" (about 500 feet away); F-84F - "Thunderstreak" (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
3. YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 and Marker
YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
4. YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664
Fairchild Republic YA-10B Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
5. Fairchild Republic YA-10B Marker
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
6. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Marker
AIAA
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Historic Aerospace Site
Air Force Flight Test Center
Called a “natural airdrome,” the Rogers Dry Lakebed and surrounding airspace, known as the Air Force Flight Test Center, has been and continues to be the optimum location for “first flights” and validation of high-performance and experimental aerospace vehicles. With the research, development, test, evaluation, and other support of Flight Test Center personnel, more major milestones in flight have occurred here than anywhere else in the world.
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
7. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Marker
Marker located in front of the AFFTC Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 600 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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