Hasegawa 1/72 A-10C Thunderbolt II 01573 Plastic Model Kit
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Hasegawa - 1/72 A-10C Thunderbolt 11
The Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is easily the most effective close air support aircraft in history. Designed as a tank killer during the Cold War, the A-10 is armed with the 30mm GAU-8 Avenger gatling gun which can fire a 30mm round with a spent uranium core which will defeat nearly any armored adversary on the battlefield. The aircraft has ten pylons under the wings/fuselage which can carry a wide range of weapons and stores.
Even though the aircraft has never had to deal with the major tank assault it was designed to blunt, the A-10 has obliterated Iraqi armor in two wars despite efforts by some in the Pentagon to make the aircraft obsolete. After an aborted attempt to replace the A-10 with the A-16 (F-16 painted green/gray and armed with the GE 30mm GEPOD), updates to allow the A-10 to fly night missions were withheld. Even so, a squadron of experienced A-10 drivers flew night combat with the basic A-10 using an infrared Maverick missile as a 'poor man's' LANTIRN pod. (The NY ANG took the GEPOD to Desert Storm and after less than a day's use, the pod has not been flown in combat since).
The 1/72 scale is ideal for model A-10C Thunderbolt 11 from Hasegawa is a military models and figurines! Features highly detailed, injection-molded grey plastic parts, a detailed cockpit with instrument panel and pilot, realistic landing gear and two waterslide decal marking options.
Leading brand of the Japanese model, including Hasegawa offers a wide range of aircraft models in 1/48 scale and 1/72 scale.
- Scale: 1/72
- Parts: 126 pcs
- L 8.85 x W 9.52 inches
- Item name: A-10C Thunderbolt II (U.S. AIR FORCE ATTACKER)
- Accurate Scale Model
- Highly detailed model kit
- Detailed Instructions Provided
- May require assembly and painting
- Separately, tools, paint etc are necessary
- Type: Assembly Military Airforce
- Recommended age: From 14 yrs old
- Includes: Plastic sprue (Clear) , Plastic sprue, Decalsheet (waterslide)
- A-10C, 81-0964, 74 FS/23 WG, Moody AFB, 2011
- A-10C, 81-0966, 81 FS/52 FW, Spangdahlem AB, 2013
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