I’m doing an escort in an A10 but the speed won’t go up and it’s struggling to climb can someone help me
What altitude are you at?
I’m at 11000 feet
What speed are you wanting to fly at?
The A10 isn’t one of your stereotypical fast jets. It’s designed to fly low and slower since it is primarily a bombing aircraft.
340 knots but it’s stuck at 305
That’s normal. It won’t go too much faster. As I said it is a slower military jet. :)
It’s using Max throttle just to maintain speed at 11000 feet
Yeah, as @infiniteflight_17 said it’s not made to go that fast especially at those altitudes.
So how fast and high should I go at
I suggest step climbing if you want to climb, the hog was built to get down and dirty rather than flying high and fast. I wouldn’t climb past FL120 since it really cant handle it. Try cruising at around 240 knots.
At 11,000 I would go maybe 270-80.
I’m fairly experienced in the A-10 as a family member of mine worked at Osan AB in 2012 on A-10 Maintenance.
The A-10’s at Osan would fly averaging FL080 for missions and FL100 (West) FL110 (East) when en-route. They wouldn’t exceed 280kts IAS. Going over that limit would potentially damage the aircraft. This isn’t confirmed true but it is what I can remember when he was talking about his occupancy about a year ago.
Thanks guys, someone can close this