Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series HA1333 Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II 78-0597, 75th FS "Tiger Sharks", 23rd Wing, Moody AFB, 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.
Moody AFB, Georgia is home to the 23rd Wing ˘Flying Tigers÷ comprised of the 74th FS ˘Flying Tigers÷ and 75th FS ˘Tiger Sharks÷, both equipped with the A-10C. On October 28 and 29, 2017 Moody AFB, Georgia held an Open House called ˘Thunder Over South Georgia÷. One of the flying displays was A-10C 78-0597 C/N A10-0217 that was produced in 1978 as an A-10A, completed its maiden flight on May 16, 1979 and delivered on May 23, 1979. The aircraft received a special paint scheme for the occasion.
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