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.
- 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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