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A-10C Thunderbolt II Model, USAF, 303rd EFS - Hobby Master HA1323


A-10C Thunderbolt II Model, USAF, 303rd EFS - Hobby Master HA1323 - click to enlarge
A-10C Thunderbolt II Model, USAF, 303rd EFS - Hobby Master HA1323 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA1323
$99.95
Availability: Sold Out


Description

Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II KC/AF90-119, 303rd EFS, 442nd FW, USAF (AFRC), Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, 2014

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



The 303rd Fighter Squadron is part of the 442nd FW (AFRC - Air Reserve Component) based at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. From April 2014 until October 2014 one dozen A-10C aircraft from the 442nd FW were based at Bagram AB, Afghanistan to form the 303rd EFS (Expeditionary Fighter Squadron). The A-10 Thunderbolt II was one of the most utilized aircraft for close air support of ground forces throughout Operation Enduring Freedom.

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:

  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Detachable weapons
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand
  • Box with A-10 Thunderbolt II artwork



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:72 Military Aircraft Models


    Not suitable for children under the age of 14


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