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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.
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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.


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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


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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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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 10:46:31 AM »
Enlarging the rear fuselage so that a tail gun assembly can be installed?  ???

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2012, 11:06:30 AM »
Cool. Hit the T-80 with 30mm on the way in and with a 20mm on the way out.

Just make sure the crew does not eject at the same time.
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 11:23:34 AM »
Yes, a tail gun.  One good for air-to-air and air-to-ground.  Need to plant a radar etc in tail for that.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 11:46:13 AM »
Yes, a tail gun.  One good for air-to-air and air-to-ground.  Need to plant a radar etc in tail for that.
Hmm, I can just see a nicely contoured radar pod above the gun.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2012, 07:11:03 PM »
Cool. Hit the T-80 with 30mm on the way in and with a 20mm on the way out.

Just make sure the crew does not eject at the same time.


Not exactly unprecedented in the real world:



It seems putting four gun pods on an Su-22, two facing forward and two facing back was not uncommon.
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2012, 12:36:06 PM »
Need I say more?

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 08:48:11 PM »
You know how the Bronco was supposed to be operable from floats? Weeeell........ >:D >:D >:D 8)
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« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2012, 11:11:34 AM »
You know how the Bronco was supposed to be operable from floats? Weeeell...
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2012, 01:46:43 PM »
That is a super picture.  Can one of you graphics guys paint it WW2 - 1950s Navy blue?