Official specs for A-10 & Su-25



The A-10 Thunderbolt is also known as the Warthog, the Flying Gun and the Tankbuster. The aircraft was used extensively during Operation Desert Storm and more recently in support of Nato operations in response to the Kosovo crisis. During Operation Desert Storm, 144 A-10 aircraft flew in various roles achieving 95.7 per cent mission capability and 8,100 combat sorties, the highest sortie rate and the highest readiness rate of all US combat aircraft. The A-10 was responsible for more than half of the Iraqi military inventory losses including tanks, Scuds and helicopters.
The A-10 is a high survivability and versatile aircraft, popular with pilots for the "get home" effectiveness. The mission of the aircraft is ground attack against tanks and armoured vehicles and installations, and close air support of ground forces. The aircraft is suitable for operation from forward air bases, with short take-off and landing capability and also with minimum ground support equipment requirement. Many of the major parts of the aircraft are interchangable left and right and the aircraft systems are easily maintained with minimum logistic support. The aircraft has a long range (800 miles) and endurance and can loiter in the battle area. The ability to fly below 1000 feet and in visibility of 1.5 miles and the manoeuvrability at low speed and at low altitude, allow accurate and effective targeting and weapon delivery over all types of terrain.

Over 300 A-10 aircraft are in service with the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command, the U.S.Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard.


The first flight of the A-10 was in May 1972 and a total of 707 A-10 aircraft have been produced. Originally designed and manufactured by Fairchild Republic, the prime contractor for the A-10 since 1987 is Northrop Grumman Corporation which carries out in-service support and upgrade programmes from the Integrated Systems and Aerostructures Divisions at Bethpage, New York and at St Augustine in Florida.

The aircraft has eleven stores pylons providing an external load capacity of 7,260 kg. There are three pylons under the fuselage and the loads can be configured to use either the centre line pylon or the two flanking fuselage pylons. For weapon guidance the aircraft can be fitted with Pave Penny laser guidance electronic support measures pod installed on the starboard fuselage pylon. Each wing carries four stores pylons, three outboard and one inboard of the wheel fairing.

The A10 is a high accuracy weapon delivery aircraft, capable of deploying a wide range of ordnance, for example the LDGP Mk 82 226 kg , 500 lb general purpose bombs, BLU-1 and BLU-27/B Rockeye II cluster bombs, the cluster bomb unit CBU-52/71, the AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missile and the AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile.

The aircraft is armed with the GAU-8/A Avenger 30 mm cannon supplied by General Electric. The 30 mm cannon mounted in the nose of the aircraft has seven barrels. The barrels rotate so the firing barrel is central to the centre line of the aircraft. Two motors linked to the aircraft's hydraulic system drive the gun and the ammunition feed system. The gun and ammunition handling system are synchronised mechanically. The magazine drum can hold 1,350 rounds of 30 mm ammunition. The pilot can select a firing rate of 2,100 or 4,200 rounds per minute.

The A-10 is capable of disabling a main battle tank using the cannon from a range of over 6,500 metres. The ammunition is selected to suit the mission requirements, for example armour piercing incendiary rounds (API) weighing up to 0.75 kg, or uranium depleted warhead 0.43 kg API rounds with a muzzle velocity of 990 m per second.

The A-10 can carry up to ten Maverick air-to-surface missiles. The Maverick AGM-65 missile, produced by Raytheon, has been used by the US armed forces since 1968. The Maverick missiles in the US Air Force inventory use a variety of guidance systems including imaging infra-red guidance, and warheads including a high penetration 57 kilogram conical shaped charge warhead. The missile uses a dual thrust motor which provides a supersonic speed and a range of more than 45 km.

The A-10 can carry the Sidewinder air-to-air missile which is an all-aspect short range missile with maximum speed over Mach 2, for defence against hostile aircraft. The all aspect capability means that the missile can achieve lock-on while the enemy aircraft is approaching or manoeuvring from any direction, so the host aircraft does not need to be behind the target to launch the missile.


The highly rugged A-10 aircraft is capable of surviving direct hit from 23 mm cannon rounds, armour piercing and high explosive rounds.

A high level of redundancy has been built into the aircraft and systems to increase survivability, with redundant main structural sections and hydraulic flight control. Manual flight control using conventional rod and cable systems can be used in the event of complete hydraulic power failure.


The single seat cockpit is protected by all round armour, with a titanium "bathtub" structure to protect the pilot. The titanium shield is up to 3.8 cm thick. The cockpit has a large bulletproof bubble canopy which gives good all round vision of the battle space.

The cockpit is equipped with a head up display which is used for targeting and weapon aiming, and a Have Quick secure radio communications system.

The A-10 has night-time operation capability The pilot is equipped with night vision goggles and also the infra-red imaging display of the Maverick AGM-65.


The aircraft is equipped with inertial navigation and a Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) system.


The two non-afterburning turbo fan engines, TF34-GE-100, supplied by General Electric, each supply 9,065 lb thrust. The location of the engines high on the fuselage allow the pilot to fly the aircraft fairly easily with one engine inoperable.

Crew 1 pilot
Wingspan 17.53 metres
Overall length 16.26 metres
Height 4.47 metres
Empty weight 25,000 lbs
Maximum take-off weight 50.000 lbs
Non-afterburning turbo fan engines two General Electric TF34-GE-100
Thrust 9,065 lb each
Flight ceiling 41,000 feet
Speed 700 km/hour
Range 990 kilometres
30 mm cannon one GAU-8/A Avenger seven barrel Gatling gun
Cannon rounds 1,350 30 mm rounds ammunition
Firing rate 2,100 or 4,200 rounds per minute.
Bombs LDGP Mk 82 226 kg , 500 lb general purpose bombs, BLU-1 and BLU-27/B Rockeye II cluster bombs, Cluster bomb unit CBU-52/71
Air to surface missiles AGM-65A Maverick
Air to air missile AIM-9 Sidewinder
Electronic Countermeasures podded system

The Su-25 and Su-28 single seat close support aircraft, known by the Nato reporting name Frogfoot, is manufactured by the Sukhoi Design Bureau Joint Stock Company, based in Moscow, and the Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association, in Novosibirsk, Russia.

The Su-25 is designed to defeat small mobile and stationary ground targets and to engage low-speed air targets at the forward edge and in the nearest tactical and operational depth.

Variants of the Su-25 are operational with the Russian Air Force, the Russian Naval Aviation forces, Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Peru, Slovak Republic, Turkmenistan and the Ukraine. The export variant of the aircraft carries the designation Su-25K.

A two seat variant Su-35UB, known by the Nato codename Frogfoot-B, is a weapons training aircraft manufactured at Ulan-Ude. The rear tandem seat is raised to give the instructor pilot good visibility.

The Su-25UTG is the two seater aircraft carrier variant fitted with an arrester hook under the tail. The Su-25UTG is deployed on the Russian Navy 50,000 ton aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.

The wings have 10 pylons for carrying a range of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapon systems selected for the mission. The aircraft is equipped with an integrated navigation and aiming system including ASP-17 BTs-8 gun/bomb sight with an AKS-750s camera installed in the nose. The nose also houses a Klyon PS laser ranger and target designator, manufactured by the Urals Optical and Mechanical Plant (YOM3).

Air-to-ground missiles include the Kh-23 (known by the Nato codename Kerry and designation AS-7), the Kh-25ML (Karen AS-10) and the Kh-29L (Kedge AS-14)

The air-to-air missiles carried on the smaller outboard pylons are the R-3S (known by the Nato codename and designation Atoll AA-2D) and the R-60 (AA-8 Aphid).


The aircraft can be fitted with UB-32A pods for 57 mm S-5 rockets, B-8M1 pods for 80 mm S-8 rockets, S-24 240 mm guided rockets and S-25 330 mm guided rockets.

The Su-25 can be armed with 350 kg to 670 kg laser guided bombs, 500 kg incendiary devices and cluster bombs.


The aircraft's twin barrel gun, the 30 mm AO-17A, is installed in the underside of he fuselage on the port side. The gun is armed with 250 rounds of ammunition and is capable of firing at a burst rate of 3,000 rounds per minute.

SPPU-22 gun pods can also be installed on the underwing pylons. The pods carry the GSh-23 23 mm twin barrel guns each with 260 rounds of ammunition.

The electronic warfare suite includes an SPO-15 Sirena-3 radar warning receiver and a Gardeniya radar jammer. The ASO-2V decoy dispenser can deploy chaff and flares for protection against radar and infrared guided missiles.

The aircraft is equipped with an RSBN tactical air navigation system (TACAN), a type MRP-56P marker beacon receiving unit, an RV-1S radio altimeter and various air data and acceleration indicators.

The communications systems include an SRO-2 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder, an SO-69 air traffic control transponder, together with V and UHF transceivers and an air-to-ground radio.


The aircraft has an all-welded 24 mm titanium alloy cockpit with transparent windscreen armour block to protect the pilot and is equipped with a single K-36L Zvezda ejection seat.


The Russian airforce Su-25 aircraft is powered by two Soyuz/Gavrilov R-195s turbojet engines rated at 44.18 kN. Cooling air is introduced at the end of the tailcone to reduce the temperature of the exhaust gasses and minimise the infrared signature of the aircraft.

The aircraft is equipped with self sealing foam filled fuel tanks with a total capacity of 3,600 litres of fuel. The range of the aircraft can be extended by the provision of four external fuel tanks, type PTB-1500, which are carried on the underwing pylons.


The aircraft is all metal semi-monocoque design with a slab-sided fuselage and shoulder mounted wings. A notable design feature of this aircraft is the enhanced survivability. The cockpit is armour protected and pushrods are used in preference to cables for the flying control surfaces. The load bearing members are strengthened. The engines are widely separated and a 5 mm thick firewall is installed between them. The explosive resistant fuel tanks are filled with reticulated foam.

The Su-25 and Su-28 single seat close support aircraft, known by the Nato reporting name Frogfoot.

A Su-25 aircraft of the Czech Air Force deploying cruciform parachutes.

The aircraft can be fitted with UB-32A pods for 57 mm S-5 rockets, B-8M1 pods for 80 mm S-8 rockets, S-24 240 mm guided rockets and S-25 330 mm guided rockets.

The Su-25 can carry air-to-ground missiles, ait-to-air missiles, rockets, cluster and laser-guided bombs as well as incendiary devices.

The aircraft has an all-welded 24 mm titanium alloy cockpit.

The Su-25T derivative.

The rear of the aircraft showing the infrared jammer plus the chaff and flare dispenser.

Line drawing of the Su-25.

Crew one pilot
Aircraft dimensions
Length 15.53 metres
Height 4.80 metres
Wing span 14.36 metres
Normal take-off weight 14,600 kg
Maximum take-off weight 17,600 kg
Range with 4,400 kg weapon load plus external tanks 750km
Maximum speed at sea level 975 km/hour
Service ceiling 7,000metres
Service ceiling with full weapon load 5,000metres
Takeoff run 750 metres
Takeoff run on carrier ramp 175 metres
Landing roll 600 metres

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1. Можно было оставить только таблицы, остальное - голая реклама А10 (абсолютно голословная. И опять "пушка-убийца танков" - ха-ха)
2. Ну и что? Нового - только подтверждение (ихнее) о том, что скорость различается на на 15%, а сильно больше.


The aircraft can be fitted with ... S-24 240 mm guided rockets and S-25 330 mm guided rockets

Одно это подрывает доверие к данному сочинению.
>The aircraft can be fitted with ... S-24 240 mm guided rockets and S-25 330 mm guided rockets
>Одно это подрывает доверие к данному сочинению.

Ты не то подчеркнул :)
Попроавьте меня, если существует в природе С-24 и если калибр С-25 не 266 мм :)

А вот С-25Л - корректируемая ракета...

Ну, в общем, тут всё:


>The aircraft can be fitted with ... S-24 240 mm guided rockets
Хорошо хоть не "guided S-8". :)

>калибр С-25 не 266 мм
Правильно будет 266/340(420). Путаница наверно из-за того, что у С-25-ОФ/ОФМ/Л есть надкалиберная часть "калибром" в 340 мм, а для С-25-О 420 мм.

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Ну так о том и есть на Авиабазе :)

Но всё равно, ведь, не 330 мм :))

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