USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team

USAF A-10 Thunderbolt II Demo Team

Based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team travels to various air shows each year to demonstrate the professionalism of Air Force servicememb ers and the capabilities of the A-10C.

The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team is led this year by Captain Lindsay M “MAD” Johnson. She will showcase the A-10C Thunderbolt II at over 20 air shows, lead the 10-person team, and help pay to Air Force history through flying formation flights with the Heritage Flight Foundation.

About the A-10C

The A-10C Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. The A-10C is designed to maintain excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitudes.

General Characteristics

  • Thrust: 9,065 pounds each engine
  • Length: 53 feet, 4 inches (16.16 meters)
  • Height: 14 feet, 8 inches (4.42 meters)
  • Wingspan: 57 feet, 6 inches (17.42 meters)
  • Speed: 420 miles per hour (Mach 0.56)
  • Ceiling: 45,000 feet (13,636 meters)
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 51,000 pounds (22,950 kilograms)
  • Range: 800 miles (695 nautical miles)
  • Crew: One
  • Date Deployed: March 1976
  • Inventory: Total Force – approximately 281

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