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A-12 Avenger II

FunctionCarrier-based land-attack
Contractor General Dynamics Corporation, Fort Worth, Texas
McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, Missouri
Unit Cost $96.2 million per aircraft - January 1990 estimate
Propulsion Two General Electric F412-400 non-afterburning turbofan engines
Thrust each developing approximately 13,000 pounds of thrust
Length 37 feet 3.0 inches
Wingspan 70 feet 3.2 inches
36 feet 3.2 inches with wings folded
Wing Area 1,308 square feet
Height 11 feet 3.4 inches
12 feet 6.2 inches with wings folded
Empty Weight 39,000 pounds
Maximum Takeoff Weight 80,000 pounds
Speed 580 mph at sea level
Combat Radius 920 miles
Crew Two
  • Up to two AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM)
  • Up to two High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM)
  • Planned to accommodate a full range of air-to-ground ordnance including the MK 82 and "smart" weapons.
  • Avionics
  • Westinghouse AN/APQ-183 Multimode Radar
  • IBM Mission Control Computer with VHSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit) technology
  • Kaiser wide field of view holographic Head Up Display (HUD)
  • Kaiser Multifunction Display (MFD) screens (7)
  • General Electric IRSTS (Infrared Search and Track System)
  • Integrated Electronic Warfare System
  • AN/ALD-I I ESM (Electronic Surveillance Module) set
  • Date Deployed cancelled by the Department of Defense on 5 January 1991
    First flight scheduled for December 1990 [as of April 1990]
    cancelled by the Department of Defense on 5 January 1991
    Inventory 1990 Major Aircraft Review reduced planned buy from 858 to 620

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