YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664

YA-10B Prototype number 73-1664 (HM17WP)

Location: Edwards AFB, CA 93523 Kern County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 54.701', W 117° 55.281'

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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.

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.
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HM NumberHM17WP
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Placed ByAir Force Flight Test Center Museum
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 415833 N 3863636
Decimal Degrees34.91168333, -117.92135000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.701', W 117° 55.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 42.06" N, 117° 55' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)661, 760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards AFB CA 93523, US
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