Easy Model 1/72 Thunderbolt A10A 23TFW England AFB 1990
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Easy Model 1/72 Scale Farichild A-10A Thunderbolt II, USAF 23rd TFW, 74th TFS Flying Tigers, England AFB, LA, 1989
The A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force to provide close air support (CAS) of ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability. It is the first U.S. Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for close air support. The A-10s official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, a fighter that was particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nickname Warthog or simply Hog. As a secondary mission, it provides airborne forward air control, guiding other aircraft against ground targets. A-10s used primarily in this role are designated OA-10.
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II
Designed to counter criticism that the US Air Force wasnt serious enough about close air support, the A-10 Thunderbolt II was first flown on May 10, 1972. The Thunderbolt II is a single-seat attack aircraft used to protect ground forces from tanks, armored vehicles and other ground targets. Nicknamed Warthog, the A-10 is highly maneuverable at low speeds and low altitude and is capable of short take-offs and landings. It is designed for easy maintenance...many of its parts are interchangeable between the right and left side and it can operate from bases with limited facilities. The A-10 is expected to remain in service until 2028 or beyond.
Easy Model Platinum Collection
The Easy Model Platinum Collection range presents highy-affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft. While these models may not have the same heft as their diecast siblings, they do offer remarkable value for money. Most importantly, they look perfectly at home alongside diecast modes, allowing collectors to flesh out their collection with types and paint-schemes not yet available in diecast.
Easy Model Platinum Collection display model airplanes feature:
- Molded plastic construction.
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
- Pad printed markings and placards that wont fade or peel like decals.
- Spinning propellers.
- Authentic ordnance loads.
- Permanently extended landing gear.
- Presentation stand to display the aircraft in flight.
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