Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Prototype number 73-1664, Fairchild Republic
— 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.
• 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° 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.
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