Consolidated OA-10A (A-10A) 'Catalina'
|Notes: Aircraft reroled to fulfill the forward air control (FAC) mission.|
|  Base model:||OA-10|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Air Force|
|  Designation Period:||1925-1947|
|  Basic role:||Observation, Amphibian|
|  See Also:||A-10 |
|  Length:|| 53' 4"|| 16.2 m|
|  Height:||17' 8"|| 5.3 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 57' 6"|| 17.5 m|
|  Wingarea:|| 506.0 sq ft|| 47.0 sq m|
|  Empty Weight:|| 24,959 lb|| 11,319 kg|
|  Gross Weight:|| 47,000 lb|| 21,315 kg|
|  Max Weight:|| 50,000 lb|| 22,675 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 2|
|  Powerplant:|| General Electric TF34-GE-100|
|  Thrust (each):|| 9,065 lb|| 4,111 kg|
|  Range:|| 2,454 miles|| 3,951 km|
|  Cruise Speed:|| 345 mph|| 555 km/h|| 300 kt|
|  Max Speed:|| 518 mph|| 834 km/h|| 450 kt|
|  Climb:|| 6,000 ft/min|| 1,828 m/min|
|  Ceiling:|| 44,200 ft|| 13,472 m|
Operators (Past and Present)
||23d Wing ||Pope AFB ||NC |
||46th TW ||Eglin AFB ||FL |
||51st FW ||Osan AB ||SKOR |
||52d FW ||Spangdahlem AB ||GER |
||53d Wing ||Nellis AFB ||NV |
||103d FW ||Bradley IAP ||CT |
||104th FW ||Barnes MAP ||MA |
||110th FW ||W K Kellogg Airport ||MI |
||111th FW ||Willow Grove ARS ||PA |
||124th Wing ||Boise Air Terminal ||ID |
||175th Wing ||Baltimore ||MD |
||347th Wing ||Moody AFB ||GA |
||354th FW ||Eielson AFB ||AK |
||355th Wing ||Davis-Monthan AFB ||AZ |
||442d FW ||Whiteman AFB ||MO |
||917th Wing ||Barksdale AFB ||LA |
||926th FW ||NAS JRB New Orleans ||LA |
||Sacramento ALC ||McClellan AFB ||CA |
Known serial numbers
|49-2894 / 49-2896, 73-1664 / 73-1669, 73-1670 / 73-1673, 75-0258 / 75-0309, 76-0512 / 76-0554, 77-0177 / 77-0276
78-0582 / 78-0725
79-0082 / 79-0225
79-0226 / 79-0243
80-0140 / 80-0283
81-0939 / 81-0998
82-0646 / 82-0665
Examples of this type may be found at
A-10A on display
Connecticut ANG - 103rd FG, Windsor Locks
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Grissom Air Park - Heritage Museum Foundation
Massachusetts ANG - 104th FW, Westfield
McClellan Aviation Museum
New England Air Museum
Pima Air & Space Museum
United States Air Force Museum
USAF Armament Museum
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Recent comments by our visitors
Visť in Belgium, OTH
| In fact I confirme that OA-10A is a version of the A-10A Warthog. No way to say there is a mistake, there isn\\\'t .
The OA-10A is an A-10A used as a FAC. So he has more radio-equipment and his armament is different to mark the targets and if needed to kill it. For that purpose he carries rokets-launchers and AGM-65 Mavriks. And some times,Mk bombs series.
Greg from Visť in Belgium
09/08/2005 @ 09:57 [ref: 11180]
| Bogdan ATAMAN|
| Yes, yes, yes - more photos of Warthogs ; let's have fun...
To the good man who submited photos of REAL Concolidated OA-10 I own a big pack of the best Polish beer.
Greetings from Poland
04/25/2004 @ 18:23 [ref: 7298]
| Hey Ross... come in through the Manufacturers link and go to Consolidated.. now click on OA-10. Youll find this page and you must also know by looking at the top of this page that Consolidated doesnt make the A-10 Warthog!! |
03/12/2004 @ 17:28 [ref: 6965]
| Ross Chappell|
| Easy folks on the OA-10A! This is the correct spot for the
Warthog. If you want to see the old WWII propjob don't look under the "Attack" section.....Hello!!!!
10/07/2002 @ 14:02 [ref: 5837]
| Martin Jones|
| The Consolidated OA-10A was a USAAF amphibous aircraft. It was used as an emergency rescue craft and picked up large numbers of downed airmen during the war.
When the Army Air Force becace a separate branch of the military designated United States Air Force in September 1947, the aircraft was redesignated SA-10A and a number of them were assigned to the USAF Air Rescue Service worldwide. These were phased out and replaced by the Grumman SA-16 Albatross amphibians in the early 1950s. I mwas an aircrew member on SA-10 with Flight B, 6th Air Rescue Squadron at Ernest Harmon AFB in Stephenville, Newfoundland
The U.S. Navy operated a much larger number of these same aircraft designated PBY-5A
It really is a shame that this great aircraft is incorrectly described in your web site.
If you would like to correct your information, I will be pleased to furnish whatever information I can and to refer you to some authorative sources if you wish.
Thanks for your efforts to preserve some history of these aircraft and the men who flew them.
01/10/2002 @ 20:30 [ref: 4050]
| Christopher Hill|
| Photos of the Republic A-10 have no place here. They are
almost a discrace to the beauty, and honor of the
CONSOLIDATED OA-10 (aka PBY-5A). To whoever uploaded the
shots, please read the Manufacturer, as well as the
designation. Correctness of information here is of
upmost importance. What if a person who didn't know better
saw the shots and assumed the A-10 flew rescue missions in
WWII. Nonsense. Please be more careful. Thank You.
09/14/2001 @ 17:20 [ref: 3186]
| terence Geary|
| To whom it may concern:
You have the USAAF PBY aka OA-10A's description is fine, when you get to the specs we find it has jet engines, OA-10 w"Warthog" and the OA-10A Amphipian are not one in the same..why not seperate them as two completley different aircraft.
Such as OA-10A 44-33877 2nd,ERS(emergency rescue squadron; OA-10A'aka PBY saved lives,Please seperate them.
05/12/2000 @ 00:39 [ref: 182]
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