Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Today, we’re doing a ride-along in the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt, courtesy of Sploid.
The landscape you’re seeing below is in Arizona, and you’ll see it from all different types of angles (including sideways) if you watch all the way. This videos always offer up a great (and unique) vantage point that most of us will never get to experience in real life.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt is a two-engine, straight wing jet aircraft designed in 1970s as the first aircraft designed for close air support of ground troops . It has a max speed of 450 nautical miles per hour (Mach .75) and a range of 2580 miles, and is designed for low air speeds and low altitudes. It’s crewed by one person, and features two GE TF34-GE-100 turbofans. One of these bad boys will cost about $18.8 million to build.
The first Thunderbolt was finished in 1975 and has been used in ten military operations including Desert Storm, Desert Fox, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
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