Armour Collection B11B921 USAF Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 74th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Wing "Flying Tigers", Operation Desert Storm, 1991 (1:48 Scale)
"Obsolete weapons do not deter."
- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft designed specifically for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective, and highly survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, especially tanks and other armored vehicles. The first production A-10A was delivered to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, AZ., in October 1975.
The aircraft can carry a wide variety of ordnance under its wings and nose, loiter on-station for long periods of time, and fly over a wide combat radius, making it an ideal warrior on today's battlefield. In the Gulf War, A-10s, with a mission capable rate of 95.7 percent, flew 8,100 sorties and launched 90 percent of the AGM-65 Maverick missiles used in-country.
This particular 1:48 scale replica of an A-10 Warthog was flown by the 74th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Wing, ("The Flying Tigers") during Operation Desert Storm. Sold Out!
Wingspan: 16 inches
Length: 12 inches