Has the A-10 ever shot down an aircraft?
April 8, 2003 – An A-10A Thunderbolt II (Serial Number : 78-0691) was shot down over downtown Baghdad by an Iraqi Roland surface-to-air missile.
Why is the A10 Warthog so slow?
The acceleration is force divided by mass, and the A-10 has an empty mass of 11000 kg, and a MTOW of 23000 kg. This gives an acceleration between 4.545 m/s2 and 2.174 m/s2. While this recoil force is significant, in practice a cannon fire burst slows the aircraft only a few miles per hour in level flight.
How many helicopter door gunners were killed in Vietnam?
Records show tail numbers for 6,994 Hueys that served in the Vietnam War, almost all with the U.S. Army. There are certainly some missing from these records. Total helicopter pilots killed in the Vietnam War was 2,165. Total non-pilot crew members were 2,712.