Hobby Master Air Power Series HA1325 Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II USAF 917th FG, 47th FS, #79-0145 Hairless Joe, Barksdale AFB, LA, 2012, 1/72 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 9.75" Wingspan, 8.75" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF), Primary Role: Close Air Support Attack Aircraft.
The A-10C is an updated version of the 30-year old A-10A. The cockpit has two-F-16 style 5.5 inch color displays, a moving map display and other electronic upgrades while keeping the A-10 ability to function as a CAS aircraft/tank killer. They have taken the best of the ˘new÷ and matched it with the best of the ˘old÷ and come up with one mean machine. The A-10C has already seen combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The A-10 motto, ˘Go Ugly Early÷.
A-10C Warthog 79-0145 was manufactured in 1979 c/n A10-0409. The character painted on the aircraft is ˘Hairless Joe÷, a character from the LiĂl Abner comic strip by Al Capp. Inside the ladder door there is an inscription, ˘We fight in search of Truth. We fight for FreedomÓ. With LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL÷. In 1996 the 47th switched from a combat role to training and since the 47th had some of the best A-10 pilots it was deployed to Bagram AB in support of Operation Enduring Freedom In February 2012.
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|Size:||9.75" Wingspan, 8.75" Long|
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