Hobby Master HA1313 USAF Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Ground Attack Aircraft - 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, Wing Commander, RAF Bentwaters, 1986 (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 US A-10A Warthog was attached to the 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, then deployed to RAF Bentwaters during 1986. Sold Out!
Wingspan: 8.75 inches
Length: 9.75 inches
Release Date: April 2012