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.
HM NumberHM17WP
Placed ByAir Force Flight Test Center Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)661, 760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 Rosamond Blvd, Edwards AFB CA 93523, US
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