Corgi Aviation Archive Series Diecast Model
Fairchild Republic A-10A Thunderbolt II “Warthog” – 57th TTW, USAF, Nellis AFB, Nevada, 1977, "JAWS" Evaluation
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.75”. Wingspan: 9.6”
Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide
JAWS is a U.S. military acronym for “Joint Attack Weapons System”.Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Numbered collector card
Air Force Aggressor pilots reported that the A-10's light celestial camouflage scheme made the "Warthog" easily visible from above, so the 57th Tactical Training Wing (TTW) developed a new terrestrial camouflage of tan, green, or grey, sprayed and brushed with other earth tones. Two of the camouflages were evaluated at JAWS II in November 1977, and by September 1978 the 'Lizard' scheme became a minor, though well-remembered, camouflage oddity.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II is a twin-engine ground-attack aircraft developed by Fairchild Republic for the U.S. Air Force. First flown on May 10, 1972, the A-10A entered service in March 1976. It was designed around the GAU-8 Avenger, a 30 mm internal rotary cannon that is the airplane's primary armament and the heaviest such automatic cannon mounted on any aircraft. In addition to its cannon, the A-10 can be armed with a combination of rockets, missiles, bombs and other mission equipment on eleven pylon stations under the wings and fuselage.
Designed for survivability, the A-10s airframe includes 1,200 pounds (540 kg.) of titanium armor for protection of the cockpit and other systems that enables the aircraft to continue flying even after damage from enemy fire. Commonly known by its nickname "Warthog" the A-10 is highly maneuverable at low speeds and low altitude and capable of short take-offs and landings.
The Corgi Aviation Archive includes a wide selection of high quality, ready-made, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. Corgi models are built with diecast metal and some plastic components.
This model of an A-10 Thunderbolt II features:
Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14