20 Little Known Facts About The A-10 Thunderbolt
2. High-Level Safety Design
The A-10 cockpit and flight control systems are surrounded by 1,200 pounds of protective armor called the "bathtub." It’s capable of withstanding 50-cal bullets or 23 mm armor-piercing rounds. The wing and tail leading edges are made with a honeycomb panel design, making them more resistant to battle damage.