General Dynamics Model 100
A-8
Role Counter-insurgency
National origin United States
Manufacturer General Dynamics
Primary user United States Air Force (intended)
Number built None

The General Dynamics Model 100 was a 1960s proposal for a counter-insurgency (COIN) ground attack aircraft intended for use by the United States Air Force (USAF).[1]

Development

The Model 100 was conceived by General Dynamics in 1966 as a response to a USAF requirement for a COIN aircraft to replace the Douglas A-1 Skyraider.[2] The initial design featured a turboprop-powered aircraft with straight wings and a T-tail, but a later design had a conventional tail design. Although the Model 100 was referred to as A-8A, it is unclear if the USAF ever officially assigned the designation to the Model 100.[3]

The Model 100 was eventually shelved in favor of the A-X program that would result in the development of the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II.

References

  1. ^ Buttler, Tony (2010). American Secret Projects: Bombers, Attack and Anti-Submarine Aircraft 1945 to 1974. Hinckley, England: Midland Publishing. ISBN 978-1-85780-331-0.
  2. ^ "Download Convair Advanced Designs II: Secret Fighters, Attack Aircraft, and Unique Concepts 1929-1973 ePub eBook @5A6F1B1D362BD56F5D73A7291DAA7E02.MASCARENHASFITNESS.COM.BR". 5a6f1b1d362bd56f5d73a7291daa7e02.mascarenhasfitness.com.br. Retrieved 2021-01-20.
  3. ^ Bradley, Robert, 2013. Convair Advanced Designs II: Secret Fighters, Attack Aircraft, and Unique Concepts 1929-1973. Manchester, England: Crécy Publishing. ISBN 978-0-8597917-0-0.