Continued From Previous Page General Characteristics Primary Function: Close air support, Airborne Forward Air Control, Combat Search and Rescue Contractor: Fairchild Republic Co. Power Plant: Two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans Thrust: 9,065 pounds each engine Wingspan: 57 feet, 6 inches (17.42 meters) Length: 53 feet, 4 inches (16.16 meters) Height: 14 feet, 8 inches (4.42 meters) Weight: 29,000 pounds (13,154 kilograms) Maximum Takeoff Weight: 51,000 pounds (22,950 kilograms) Fuel Capacity: 11,000 pounds (7,257 kilograms) Payload: 16,000 pounds (7,257 kilograms) Speed: 450 nautical miles per hour (Mach 0.75) Range: 2580 miles (2240 nautical miles) Ceiling: 45,000 feet (13,636 meters) Armament: One 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun; up to 16,000 pounds (7,200 kilograms) of mixed ordnance on eight under-wing and three under- fuselage pylon stations, including 500 pound (225 kilograms) Mk-82 and 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) Mk-84 series low/high drag bombs, incendiary cluster bombs, combined effects munitions, mine dispensing munitions, AGM-65 Maverick missiles and laser-guided/electro-optically guided bombs; infrared countermeasure flares; electronic countermeasure chaff; jammer pods; 2.75-inch (6.99 centimeters) rockets; illumination flares and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. Crew: One Unit Cost: $18.8 million Initial operating capability: A-10A, 1977; A-10C, 2007 Inventory: Active force, 187; Reserve, 49; ANG, 107