Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II – 78-0633, 190th FS “Skullbangers”, 124th FW, Idaho ANG, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, October 2016
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.9”. Wingspan: 9.5”
Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide
A-10A Thunderbolt II 78-0633 was delivered to the 118th FS, 103rd FW, Connecticut ANG “The Flying Yankees” in 1978 and in 2007 it was sent to the 190th FS “Skullbangers”, 124 FW, Idaho ANG and converted to a C variant. On October 24, 2016 the 190th returned to Gowen Field Air National Guard Base in Boise, Idaho after completing a six month deployment to Incirlik, Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. OIR was created to defeat ISIS and restore stability to the Middle East region by striking Da’esh targets in Syria and Iraq.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate pad printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
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