Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II


General Characteristics
Primary Function: Close air support.
Contractor: Fairchild Republic Co.
Power Plant: Two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans.
Thrust: 9,065 pounds (4079.25 kilograms) each engine.

Length: 53 feet, 4 inches (16.16 meters).
Height: 14 feet, 8 inches (4.42 meters).
Wingspan: 57 feet, 6 inches (17.42 meters).
Speed: 420 mph (Mach 0.56).
Ceiling: 1,000 feet (303 meters).
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 51,000 pounds (22,950 kilograms).
Range: 288 miles (250 nautical miles) carrying 9,500 pounds (4,275 kilograms) of weapons and with a 1.7-hour loiter time.


The A-10 and OA-10 have excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and are highly accurate weapons-delivery platforms. They can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate under 1,000-foot ceilings (303.3 meters) with 1.5-mile (2.4 kilometers) visibility. Their wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines.

Thunderbolt IIs have single-seat cockpits forward of their wings, and a large bubble canopy which provides pilots all-around vision. The pilots are encircled by titanium armor that also protects parts of the flight-control system. The redundant primary structural sections allow the aircraft to enjoy better survivability during close air support than did previous aircraft. The aircraft can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles



Su-27, Sukhoi 'Flanker'
Type: Su-27
Function: fighter
Year: 1986
Crew: 1
Engines: 2 * 12500kg Lyulka AL-31F
Wing Span: 14.70 m
Length: 21.93 m
Height: 5.93 m
Empty Weight:
Max.Weight: 30000 kg
Speed: M2.35
Ceiling: 18000 m
Range: 4000 km
Armament: 1*g30mm msl


The Su-27 is a big long-range air superiority fighter, comparable to the U.S. F-15 but superior in many respects. It is a twin-engined aircraft with a blended wing and fuselage, and twin tail fins. At airshows the Su-27 demonstrated an exceptional controllability at high angles of attack.