Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II "Warthog" – FT/AF80-252, 74th EFS “Flying Tigers”, 23rd FG, USAF, Bagram AFB, Afghanistan, 2013
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.75”. Wingspan: 9.6”
In March 2006 A-10C Thunderbolt II #80-0252 was sent to AMARC but was returned to service with the 23rd FG, 23rd FW (FT) at Moody AFB in Georgia. This aircraft deployed to Bagram AB Afghanistan with the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron (EFS) “Flying Tigers” from April 2013 until October 2013 as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. When the 74th EFS was relieved by the 75th EFS “Tiger Sharks” #80-0252 remained at Bagram as the replacement aircraft with the 75th EFS and remained in Afghanistan until April 2014.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Optional extended landing gear
Stand for 'in-flight' display
Box with A-10 Thunderbolt II artwork
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.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14