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A-10C Thunderbolt II Model, USAF, 74th FS - Hobby Master HA1321


A-10C Thunderbolt II Model, USAF, 74th FS - Hobby Master HA1321 - click to enlarge
A-10C Thunderbolt II Model, USAF, 74th FS - Hobby Master HA1321 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA1321
$87.95
Availability: Out of Stock


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II "Warthog" 74th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group "Flying Tigers," USAF, 2011

1:72 Scale.  Length: 8.75.  Wingspan: 9.6



A-10C Thunderbolt II #81-0964 was modernized from an A variant to a C. In 2004 the aircraft went to AMARC before going to the 74th FS, 23rd FG in 2006. The 23rd FG relocated to Moody AFB, Georgia in 2007 as one of three East Coast Demo aircraft. This aircraft is one of only two A-10s to record an air-to-air victory when it shot down an Iraqi Mi-8 helicopter using its GAU-8 cannon in January 1991 while being flown by Capt. Todd "Shanghai" Sheehy of the 511th TFS.

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.


Hobby Master offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast metal and some plastic components.

This model of an A-10 Thunderbolt II features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening cockpit canopy
  • Removable pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Stand for 'in-flight' display



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14


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