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A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.1 - 20170726
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:49:51 AM »

A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) by Ranwers



We present you the most lethal tanks destroyer in history!


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1) Fixed Landing bug
2) Modified cannon accuracy
3) Modified FM

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The A-10 has a cantilever low-wing monoplane wing with a wide chord. The aircraft has superior maneuverability at low speeds and altitude because of its large wing area, high wing aspect ratio, and large ailerons. The wing also allows short takeoffs and landings, permitting operations from primitive forward airfields near front lines. The aircraft can loiter for extended periods and operate under 1,000 ft (300 m) ceilings with 1.5 mi (2.4 km) visibility. It typically flies at a relatively low speed of 300 knots (350 mph; 560 km/h), which makes it a better platform for the ground-attack role than fast fighter-bombers, which often have difficulty targeting small, slow-moving targets.

The leading edge of the wing has a honeycomb structure panel construction, providing strength with minimal weight; similar panels cover the flap shrouds, elevators, rudders and sections of the fins. The skin panels are integral with the stringers and are fabricated using computer-controlled machining, reducing production time and cost. Combat experience has shown that this type of panel is more resistant to damage. The skin is not load-bearing, so damaged skin sections can be easily replaced in the field, with makeshift materials if necessary. The ailerons are at the far ends of the wings for greater rolling moment and have two distinguishing features: The ailerons are larger than is typical, almost 50 percent of the wingspan, providing improved control even at slow speeds; the aileron is also split, making it a deceleron.

The A-10 is designed to be refueled, rearmed, and serviced with minimal equipment. Its simple design enables maintenance at forward bases with limited facilities. Also, most repairs can be done in the field. An unusual feature is that many of the aircraft's parts are interchangeable between the left and right sides, including the engines, main landing gear, and vertical stabilizers. The sturdy landing gear, low-pressure tires and large, straight wings allow operation from short rough strips even with a heavy aircraft ordnance load, allowing the aircraft to operate from damaged airbases, flying from taxiways or even straight roadway sections.

The A-10 is exceptionally tough, being able to survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles up to 23 mm. It has double-redundant hydraulic flight systems, and a mechanical system as a back up if hydraulics are lost. Flight without hydraulic power uses the manual reversion control system; pitch and yaw control engages automatically, roll control is pilot-selected. In manual reversion mode, the A-10 is sufficiently controllable under favorable conditions to return to base, though control forces are greater than normal. The aircraft is designed to fly with one engine, one half of tail, one elevator, and half of a wing missing.

The cockpit and parts of the flight-control system are protected by 1,200 lb (540 kg) of titanium aircraft armor, referred to as a "bathtub". The armor has been tested to withstand strikes from 23 mm cannon fire and some strikes from 57 mm rounds. It is made up of titanium plates with thicknesses from 0.5 to 1.5 inches (13 to 38 mm) determined by a study of likely trajectories and deflection angles. The armor makes up almost 6 percent of the aircraft's empty weight. Any interior surface of the tub directly exposed to the pilot is covered by a multi-layer nylon spall shield to protect against shell fragmentation. The front windscreen and canopy are resistant to small arms fire.

The A-10's durability was shown on 7 April 2003 when Captain Kim Campbell, while flying over Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, suffered extensive flak damage. Iraqi fire damaged one of her engines and crippled the hydraulic system, requiring the aircraft's stabilizer and flight controls to be operated via the 'manual reversion mode'. Despite this damage, Campbell flew the aircraft for nearly an hour and landed safely.

The A-10 was envisioned to fly from forward air bases and semi-prepared runways with high risk of foreign object damage to the engines. The unusual location of the General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofan engines decreases ingestion risk, and allows the engines to run while the aircraft is serviced and rearmed by ground crews, reducing turn-around time. The wings are also mounted closer to the ground, simplifying servicing and rearming operations. The heavy engines require strong supports, four bolts connect the engine pylons to the airframe. The engines' high 6:1 bypass ratio have a relatively small infrared signature, and their position directs exhaust over the tailplanes further shielding it from detection by infrared homing surface-to-air missiles. The engines and exhausts are angled upward by nine degrees to cancel out the nose-down pitching moment that would otherwise generate from being mounted above the aircraft's center of gravity and avoids the need to trim the control surfaces to prevent pitching.

A-10A



To reduce the likelihood of damage to the A-10's fuel system, all four fuel tanks are located near the aircraft's center and are separated from the fuselage; projectiles would need to penetrate the aircraft's skin before reaching a tank's outer skin. Compromised fuel transfer lines self-seal; if damage exceeds a tank's self-sealing capabilities, check valves prevent fuel flowing into a compromised tank. Most fuel system components are inside the tanks so that fuel will not be lost due to component failure. The refueling system is also purged after use. Reticulated polyurethane foam lines both the inner and outer sides of the fuel tanks, retaining debris and restricting fuel spillage in the event of damage. The engines are shielded from the rest of the airframe by firewalls and fire extinguishing equipment. In the event of all four main tanks being lost, two self-sealing sump tanks contain fuel for 230 miles (370 km) of flight.

Although the A-10 can carry considerable disposable stores, its primary built-in weapon is the 30 mm GAU-8/A Avenger autocannon. One of the most powerful aircraft cannons ever flown, it fires large depleted uranium armor-piercing shells. The GAU-8 is a hydraulically driven seven-barrel Gatling-type cannon designed specifically for the anti-tank role with a high rate of fire. The cannon's original design could be switched by the pilot to 2,100 or 4,200 rounds per minute; this was later changed to a fixed rate of 3,900 rounds per minute. The cannon takes about half a second to come up to speed, so 50 rounds are fired during the first second, 65 or 70 rounds per second thereafter. The gun is accurate enough to place 80 percent of its shots within a 40-foot (12.4 m) diameter circle from 4,000 feet (1,220 m) while in flight. The GAU-8 is optimized for a slant range of 4,000 feet (1,220 m) with the A-10 in a 30-degree dive.

A-10C



The fuselage of the aircraft is built around the cannon. The GAU-8/A is mounted slightly to the port side; the barrel in the firing location is on the starboard side at the 9 o'clock position so it is aligned with the aircraft's centerline. The gun's 5-foot, 11.5-inch (1.816 m) ammunition drum can hold up to 1,350 rounds of 30 mm ammunition, but generally holds 1,174 rounds. To protect the GAU-8/A rounds from enemy fire, armor plates of differing thicknesses between the aircraft skin and the drum are designed to detonate incoming shells.

The AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missile is a commonly used munition for the A-10, targeted via electro-optical (TV-guided) or infrared. The Maverick allows target engagement at much greater ranges than the cannon, and thus less risk from anti-aircraft systems. During Desert Storm, in the absence of dedicated forward-looking infrared (FLIR) cameras for night vision, the Maverick's infrared camera was used for night missions as a "poor man's FLIR". Other weapons include cluster bombs and Hydra rocket pods. The A-10 is equipped to carry laser-guided bombs. A-10s usually fly with an ALQ-131 ECM pod under one wing and two AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles under the other wing for self-defense.



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A-10A          air.A_10A 1                        NOINFO  usa01   SUMMER
A-10C          air.A_10C 1                        NOINFO  usa01   SUMMER

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A-10A       A-10A Thunderbolt II, 1978   
A-10C       A-10C Thunderbolt II, 2005

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Ranwers: 3D
Western: Weapons
Vega: Slot, FM and java
PA_Jeronimo: curves of meshes


TO RUN THIS MOD YOU NEED:


JET ERA
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,15649.0.html

COMMON UTILS
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=40490.0

WEAPONS PACK VER. 1.3
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,48603.0.html

SAS Engine MOD 2.7.1 western Full-pack
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,52489.0.html

WESTERN WEAPONS PACK
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,53426.0.html

F-16 BY RANWERS
http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php/topic,54452.0.html


Download link
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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 03:50:36 AM »

Reserved
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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 04:01:28 AM »

You never cease to amaze.
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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 04:03:49 AM »

COOOLLLLL  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I like the Sound of the 30mm Gatling Cannon can Punch though the Armor.
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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 06:10:56 AM »

DAAAAAAAA!!! (YEEEEESSSS!!!!) Thank you
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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 07:24:07 AM »

Fantastic Plane,many thanks!!!
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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 07:27:19 AM »

Well, this certainly explains what they've been doing for BAT EP 13, then  ;)

Well done indeed guys, this one's been a long time coming, and it's great to finally see it!

Many thanks!
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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 07:39:47 AM »


Extra cool !  8) Its great to see it flying in the IL2-1946.

I thought it was still being worked on?
I am sure there will be another upgrade for it. But for now its a beautiful aircraft to fly!

THANK YOU to all involved in this project!

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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 07:54:50 AM »

Nothing but.....Thank-you!  ;D
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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 08:33:07 AM »

The nose gear STILL does not turn left or right. I mentioned this several times when I was testing this for you and was ignored. It pulls to the right when trying to take off.
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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 08:48:44 AM »

Another very welcome addition guys.

  Thanks to everyone in involved with bringing us this remarkable aircraft. I've wanted this in game for a looooooong time. ;D

Cheers and thanks again,

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Re: A-10 Thunderbolt II by Ranwers - V 1.0 - 20170523
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 08:50:15 AM »

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The nose gear STILL does not turn left or right. I mentioned this several times when I was testing this for you and was ignored. It pulls to the right when trying to take off.

Yes i check just now that you tell me, maybe i overwrite badly classes and fixed one was lost... :-[

Anyway is a small bug, will be fixed when other upgrades will come  ;)
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