Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1330 Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II USAF 355th FW, 354th FS Bulldogs, #81-0976, Incirlik AB, Turkey, Operation Inherent Resolve April 2017, 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”.
October 1975 saw delivery of the first USAF A-10A and deployment in March 1976. Built specifically for close ground support the pilot is protected by titanium armor while being covered by a bubble canopy giving a commanding view. The Warthog has everything needed to survive, dual engines; self-sealing fuel cells; redundant flight control systems protected by titanium armor; a 30 mm seven-barrel Gatling gun; a wide array of bombs and missiles. This plane packs a heavy punch and can stay on scene a long time to deliver its payload.
The 354th FS / 355th Fighter Wing from Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona received its first A-10C in 2009. In 2017 the 354th FS deployed to Incirlik AB, Turkey as 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. Operation Inherent Resolve was led by the U.S. and partner countries in an effort to eliminate ISIS forces that active in Iraq, Syria and other Middle East nations. One of the A-10C was 81-0976 that had been delivered to the USAF in 1981 and originally assigned to the 81st TFW at RAF Woodridge-Bentwaters.
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