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A-10 Thunderbolt II Model, USAF, 57th TTW, "JAWS" - Corgi AA38005

A-10 Thunderbolt II Model, USAF, 57th TTW, "JAWS" - Corgi AA38005 - click to enlarge
A-10 Thunderbolt II Model, USAF, 57th TTW, "JAWS" - Corgi AA38005 - click to enlarge

Item No. CG-AA38005
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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: 8.9”.  Wingspan: 9.5”

Limited Edition of 1000 Models Worldwide

JAWS is a U.S. military acronym for “Joint Attack Weapons System”.

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:

  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate pad printed graphics
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Numbered collector card

  • Category: Corgi 1:72 U.S. Military Aircraft Models

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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