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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II 80-0275, A-10 Demo Team, 354th FS, USAF, September 2019
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.9. Wingspan: 9.5
Limited production of approximately 800 models worldwide
A-10C 80-0275 was taken on charge in 1981 as an A-10A, converted to an OA-10A in 1987 and to an A-10C in 2008. 80-0275 was assigned to the USAF A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team in May 2019 and spent August and September being repainted at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona. The new paint scheme resembles a WWII-era P-51 Mustang and will be piloted by Maj. Cody ShIV Wilton, the Team Commander. The team has received an FAA CAT II designation allowing the A-10C to fly within 1,000 feet from the crowd.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antenna
Historically accurate 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