Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II – No. 79-0193, 107th FS “Red Devils”, 127th FW, Michigan ANG, 2012
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.75”. Wingspan: 9.6”
Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II No. 79-0193 was manufactured in 1979 and assigned to the 76th Fighter Squadron “Vanguards”, 23rd FG, before it was re-assigned to the 103rd Fighter Squadron, 111th Fighter Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. With base re-alignments the A-10s of the Pennsylvania ANG were distributed to other units and 79-0193 was sent to the 107th Fighter Squadron, 127th Fighter Wing “Red Devils” of the Michigan ANG at Selfridge ANG Base. The 107th FS, 127th Wing had completed a deployment in Afghanistan but are facing the same fate as the 103rd FS/111th FW.Die-cast metal body
Realistic panel lines
Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
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 A-10 was used in combat for the first time during the 1991 Gulf War, destroying more than 900 Iraqi tanks, 2,000 other military vehicles and 1200 artillery pieces, making it by far the most effective aircraft of the war. A-10s also shot down two helicopters with the GAU-8 cannon. The A-10 flew 8,100 sorties and launched 90% of the AGM-65 Maverick missiles fired in the conflict.
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14