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Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

YA-10B

Prototype number 73-1664, Fairchild Republic

 

— Only two-seat A-10 made —

 
YA-10B Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
1. YA-10B Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1979.
 
Location. 34° 54.701′ N, 117° 
YA-10B and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
2. YA-10B and Marker
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55.281′ W. Marker is in Edwards AFB, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Rosamond Boulevard, 4.8 miles east of West Gate, on the left when traveling east. Located next to the old AFFTC Museum. Edwards Air Force Base is not open to the public. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards CA 93524, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Air Force Flight Test Center (within shouting distance of this marker); PGM-17A "Thor" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Piper PA-48 “Enforcer” (about 300 feet away); Lockheed SR-71A “Blackbird” (about 300 feet away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
 
YA-10B Prototype number 73-166 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
3. YA-10B Prototype number 73-166
YA-10B Gatling Gun image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, January 15, 2013
4. YA-10B Gatling Gun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 990 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 5, 2023