Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1332 Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II "Indiana ANG “Blacksnakes” Centennial Scheme", 2021, 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 122nd FW of the Indiana ANG is called “Blacksnakes”, a name Native Americans gave to Anthony Wayne, the "Black Snake." He had his American Revolutionary War troops lie on the ground and wait for the right moment to strike, like the North American Black Snake. Wayne Indiana is named after him. In July 2021 the 100th Anniversary of the Indiana ANG A-10A 80-0244 was painted black and grey with several special markings with the nose featuring a green-eyed snake with fangs.
APRIL 2022 RELEASE
|Size:||9.75" Wingspan, 8.75" Long|
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