|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
A-10A, 45th FS / 930th OG
Grissom AFB, Indiana, D-Day 50th Anniversary, May 1994
|THESE ARE PRE-PRODUCTION PICTURES NOT
THE RETAIL VERSION
This was a specialty scheme painted on a single Air Force Reserve aircraft from the 45th
FS / 930th OG located at Grissom AFB in Indiana. The stripes commemorated the 50th
anniversary of the "D-Day" invasions of Normandy in World War II.
USAF 930th OG, 45th TFS Hoosier Hogs, Grissom AFB, IN, D-Day 50th Anniversary May
57 ft. 6 in. - 17.5 m
53 ft. 4 in. - 16m
14 ft. 8 in. – 4.50m
24,200 lbs. – 10,977 kg.
47,400 lbs. – 21,500 kg.
2 x GE TF34-GE-100 turbofans w/8900 lbs. static thrust
One 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun; up to 16,000 pounds (7,200 kilograms)
of mixed ordnance on eight under-wing and three under-fuselage pylon stations,
including 500 pounds (225 kilograms) of Mk-82 and 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) of Mk-
84 series low/high drag bombs, incendiary cluster bombs, combined effects munitions,
mine dispensing munitions, AGM-65 Maverick missiles and laser-guided/electro-optically
guided bombs; infrared countermeasure flares; electronic countermeasure chaff; jammer
pods; 2.75-inch (6.99 centimeters) rockets; illumination flares and AIM-9 Sidewinder
420 mph – 675.92 mach 0.56
45,000 ft. – 13,636 m.
800 miles – 695 nm
A-10A - 721
A-10B - 30
Total - 751
True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted unique scheme
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Extremely heavy metal with minimum plastic
After being de-activated for a while the 45th TFS was activated again on October 1, 1973.
Assigned to the 434th TFW at Grissom AFB, Indiana they flew the A-37 Dragonfly trainer
for the next 8 years. In 1981 the squadron took a huge leap forward when they started to
fly the A-10 Thunderbolt II. In 1987 while still at Grissom they were once again re-assigned
this time to the 930th TFG that in turn became the 930th Operations Group a USAF
Reserve unit. Still flying the A-10 the squadron was once more re-designated to the 45th
Fighter Squadron, known as “Hoosier Hogs”. For 7 years the squadron continued to fly
but 4 months after the D-Day Anniversary flight the squadron was inactivated on October
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