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OA-10 Thunderbolt II

Definition/Scope: A twin-engine, subsonic, turbofan, tactical fighter/bomber. It is capable of employing a variety of air-to-surface-launched weapons in the close air support role. Short-field, unimproved surfaces are considered normal takeoff/landing operating areas. This aircraft is also capable of long endurance in the target area and is supplemented by air refueling. An internally mounted 30-mm cannon is capable of destroying a wide variety of armor-protected vehicles. The OA-10 performs forward air control

Broader Terms:

attack aircraft

Related Terms:

A-10 Thunderbolt II
A-10A Thunderbolt II
command and control aircraft
in-flight refueling
Night Vision Imaging System

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