Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II – No. 82-0661, 163rd FS, Indiana ANG “Blacksnakes”, 2012
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.75”. Wingspan: 9.6”
Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II No. 82-0661 was first assigned to the 353rd TFS, 354th TFW at Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina. This aircraft, which participated in Operation Desert Storm with the 75th FS at Pope AFB, North Carolina, was sent to the Aircraft Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) on May 15, 2001, but returned to service in July 2001. It was in service until January 2006 when again it was sent to AMARC. The aircraft was later returned to service with the 23rd FS, 23rd FW. In 2010 it was assigned to the 163rd FS of the Indiana ANG.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