09/15/2006. Remarks by Jack McKillop:
"Fairchild Republic built two YA-10 prototypes and six YA-10
pre-production aircraft and then built 707 A-10As. They were all
single-seat aircraft; the only two-seater ever built was the YA-10B,
converted from the first pre-production YA-10A, 73-1664.
In order to improve the A-10A, Fairchild Republic proposed a
prototype of a two-seat Night/Adverse Weather version and the
proposal was approved by the Air Force. 73-1664 was returned to the
old Republic plant at Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA, and
modified to include a second seat and night-vision avionics.
flight was made from Edwards AFB, Muroc, California, USA on May 4, 1979,
but funding for the A-10B was not provided by the Congress and after
modifying this one aircraft, the project (also known as N/AW A-10) was dropped.
The YA-10B is on display at the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC)
Museum at Edwards AFB. View also photo 2801."