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A-10 No.78-0681 USAF, Play Time

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From November 15, 2023 to December 1, 2023, you can buy this wonderfully finished diecast model for only US$36.99 plus shipping, it is 15% saving from our regular price US$44.99.

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Price: US$36.99 Item # :   HA1301
Description: Hobby Master's Air Power Series introduces this wonderful model of A-10A No.78-0681 USAF.

General Information

A-10 was the first USAF aircraft designed specifically for 'Close Air Support' (CAS) . It can be described as the outcome of the experience gained in the Vietnam War and the threats of the Soviet Union armor forces during the Cold War era. The first A-10A 'Thunderbolt II' was delivered October 1975 and deployment in March 1976.

A-10's pilot is protected by titanium armor around his seat and the canopy is a large bubble canopy which provides all-round vision. The aircraft is designed with dual engines and the self-sealing fuel cells are protected by internal and external foam . Extra titanium is used to protect some flight control system parts of the aircraft. All these insure the plane and pilot's safety from enemy fires.

Though A-10 may be slow comparing to other aircrafts, it is extremely maneuverable and have proven itself as a deadly machine. Its main weapon, the GAU-8A gun, can fire 30mm shells made of uranium at a rate of 4,000 rounds a minute which is sufficient to destroy most armored targets.

About this Aricraft

The A-10a No.78-0681 was flown by Captain Paul Johnson during Operation Desert StormĦħ in early 1991. During Day 3 of the air war, Captain Johnson provided SAR cover for a downed US F-14 Tomcat crew for nearly 10 hours only 80 nautical miles from Baghdad . He was awarded the Air Force Cross and the aircraft is now displayed at the US Air Force Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

Other Details:

  • Authentic Detailing
  • Pre-Painted and Markings Pre-Applied
  • Pre-assembled
  • Diecast Model
  • True to Scale (1:72)
  • Display Stand Included
  • Size: Length 8.75in, Width 9.75in



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