Author Topic: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog  (Read 26474 times)

Offline ChernayaAkula

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Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« on: February 06, 2012, 09:11:17 AM »
A-10 ideas go here! >:(

First up, how about a turbopropped A-10?

A-10-Turbo-Full-2 by Motschke, on Flickr

The engine pods are from an An-32, slightly modified and out of scale. I just looked for something that kinda looked like what I imagined it should.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 08:55:27 AM by ChernayaAkula »
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 10:20:35 AM »
C-130J engines-props otta make it a mover.  But props may not clear fuselage?
Looks good, I like it.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 04:08:45 PM »
Damn that turboprop A-10 looks good. :)
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 04:11:43 PM »
Tail turret defence:

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 04:12:53 PM »
Su-39 style A-10:

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012, 05:09:13 PM »
Man, that turboprop variation looks like a Pucara that went to the gym!

Seriously cool!
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2012, 05:17:24 PM »
Unfortunately, the old firehogs.com website is no longer operating.

It had plenty of images for the proposed A-10 based firekiller aircraft.
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2012, 05:22:18 PM »
Retro Thunderbolt:

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2012, 07:35:25 PM »
That turbo-prop Hawg is simply sweet. Or, as I like to say, "it's six flavors of pure awesome!" Filing that away for a future build.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2012, 02:11:55 AM »
That turbo-prop Hawg is simply sweet. Or, as I like to say, "it's six flavors of pure awesome!" Filing that away for a future build.


I agree - in fact it demands a second compliment:

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2012, 09:08:30 AM »
That turbo-prop Hawg is simply sweet. Or, as I like to say, "it's six flavors of pure awesome!" Filing that away for a future build.

It really is fantastic.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012, 11:00:11 AM »
Time to post this.............

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012, 12:11:48 PM »
Navalized A-10, whatever the choice of powerplant, with the wing fold just outboard of the main gear.  For something outre', a navalized two-seat A-10 with the gun replaced by a very large AI radar and fire control and with multiple Phoenix or Phoenix ER (either with an integral rocket-ramjet motor replacing the rocket motor or with a booster that results in a missile very much like the Eagle) in a Missileeer role.  I've been doodling on the integral rocket-ramjet-powered Phoenix ever since reading that it was the losing proposal to Vought's LVRJ test program.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2012, 09:00:18 AM »
I have a kit in the stash that will be my navalized Hawg, in USMC markings. It'll have the folding wings, though I'm not sure of which way I want to fold them - up and over the fuselage or fore-and-aft parallel to the fuselage?  It'll make it into the display case one of these days...

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 01:27:04 AM »
I have it in mind to do a couple of RAF Thunderbolts one of these years. The idea is that European air forces won't look at them without all-weather kit, so the RAF ones have a range of avionics similar to Harriers/Jaguars/Tornados. Some of this stuff was tested in principle on the N/AW A-10 demonstrator. The idea is that the single-seater is the main "bomb-truck" while the two-seaters support them with battlefield SEAD and off-boresight laser designation.


Single Seater:

Terrain-following radar in one u/c fairing
LRMTS in other u/c fairing
Harrier GR.7-style FLIR just below the windscreen sill-line in place of the IFR socket
Lightning-style refuelling probe bolted under one outer wing
Harrier GR.7-style RWR "horns" under nose


Two-seater: All of the above, plus:

GAU-8A replaced by an Oerlikon KCA plus a small ammo box (same ammo as the GAU-8)
Serious volume of SEAD avionics in former ammo-tank bay
Wired for ALARMS, jammer pods and TIALD pods

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