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Hobby Master  HA1313 A10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) RAF Bentwaters

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 isa 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.

  • Model scale: 1/72
  • Main role: A-10 - close air support, OA-10 - airborne forward air control
  • Power Plants: Two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans
  • Thrust: 9,065 pounds per engine
  • Length: 16.16 meters
  • Height: 4.42 meters
  • Wingspan: 17.42 meters Speed: 420 miles per hour (Mach 0.56)
  • Ceiling: 13,636 meters
  • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 22,950 kg
  • Range: 800 miles (695 nautical miles)
  • Armament: One 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun (fixed)
Product Code: MD0162