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
Loads of optional armament has been provided
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
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 - 713
A-10B - 30
Total - 743
|Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
A-10A Thunderbolt II
AF810977, 66th Weapons Sqn., April 2005
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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 57th Wing located at Nellis AFB is home to 19 squadrons each with a different assignment.
One of these squadrons is the 66th Weapons School that was originally activated in January
1941 as the 66th Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor). A few re-designations and de-activations the
squadron was re-activated in 2003 as 66th Weapons School. Their job was to teach
graduate-level instructors in all aspects of the A-10 so after graduation they could return to active
units to provide other personnel with advanced instruction.