Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II – 80-0244, 122nd FW "Blacksnakes", Indiana ANG, Fort Wayne, IN, Centennial Paint Scheme, 2021
1:72 Scale. Length: 8.9”. Wingspan: 9.5”
Limited production of approximately 1,000 models worldwide
The 122nd FW, Indiana Air National Guard, is called “Blacksnakes”, a name Native Americans gave to Anthony Wayne, the "Black Snake." He had his American Revolutionary War troops lie on the ground and wait for the moment to strike, like the North American Black Snake. Wayne Indiana is named after him. In July 2021, the 100th Anniversary of the Indiana ANG, the A-10A Thunderbolt II 80-0244 was painted black and grey with several special markings with the nose featuring a green-eyed snake with fangs.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