Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II – #81-0962, 354th FS, 355th FW, USAF, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, 2021 Thunderbolt II "Demo Team"
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.9”. Wingspan: 9.5”
Limited production of approximately 1,000 models worldwide
A-10A Thunderbolt II 81-0962 c/n A-10-0657 was delivered to the USAF in 1981 and spent time with the 510th FS/ 52 FW and the 81st FS/ 52FW. In 2008 81-0962 was converted to an A-10C and in 2013 was sent to the 354th FS/355th FW. For 2021 Thunderbolt II “Demo Team” season A-10A 81-0962 was chosen and given a paint scheme resembling the F-105s used by the 355th TFW in the Vietnam War. On the side of the fuselage are the names of the unit’s MIA, KIA and POWs.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a 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 years