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USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Barksdale AFB (1:72 Scale)
USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Barksdale AFB

Hobby Master USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Barksdale AFB




 
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Hobby Master HA1317 USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Barksdale AFB (1:72 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 1:72 scale replica of a USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft that was attached to the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron, then deployed to the Barksdale AFB. Sold Out!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 8-3/4-inches
Length: 9-3/4-inches

Release Date: April 2014

Historical Account: "Busy as a Bee" - The 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron is an Air Force Reserve Command unit based at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, and falls under the operational control of the 924th Fighter Group.

In June 2003, the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron deployed to Combat Readiness Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi for Operation Patriot Pursuit.

In April 2004, the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron hosted Hawgsmoke 2004 at the England Air Park, Louisiana. There were 18 A-10 teams from all over the world deployed to participate in the biennial A-10 bombing and tactical gunnery competition. The 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron deployed to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida for Operation Patriot Gator the end of July through the first of August 2004.

In 2005, the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron deployed to McChord Air Force Base, Washington, for Operation Patriot Lightning, a close air support training exercise in conjunction with the Army National Guard.

In 2006, under Base Realignment and Closure the 47 FS gained eight A-10 aircraft and a number of full-time and part-time positions. In March the 47th Fighter Squadron won third overall out of 17 teams in Hawgsmoke 2006 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Also in March, they participated in Operation Atlantic Strike III, a joint training exercise held at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

The school graduated about 45 active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve students per year.

On October 1st, 2011, the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron converted from a training unit to a combat coded unit. January 2012, the 917 Wing split. The wing's B-52 squadron, the 93 BS, folded under a new 307 BW and the 47th Tactical Fighter Squadron organized under the new 917th Fighter Group. The 917 Fighter Group was reassigned to the 442d Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, MO.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Full complement of weapons
  • Interchangeable landing gear
  • Comes with display stand

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