Edwards AFB in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664
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.
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. Marker is at or near
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” (about 400 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); A.W. "Tony" LeVier 1913-1998 (about 500 feet away); T-28B - "Trojan" (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edwards AFB.
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