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Hobby Master 1/72 HA1316 Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II USAF 23rd TFW, 74th TFS Flying Tigers, #82-0665, England AFB, LA, 1989, Last A-10 produced

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First Available: November 2013
Hobby Master 1:72 HA1316
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II USAF 23rd TFW, 74th TFS Flying Tigers, #82-0665, England AFB, LA, 1989, Last A-10 produced

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1:72 Scale                                           Length           Width
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II           8.75"             9.75"

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The first active duty A-10 was delivered to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona in 1975. The last A-10 to be produced was 82-0665 c/n A10-713 that was delivered in 1983. In 1989 EL/82-665 was based at England AFB, Louisiana and belonged to the 23rd FW, 74th TFS “Flying Tigers”. 82-665 was part of the TAC A-10 Demo Team and on the inside of the ladder door was a drawing “Cool Cat – The Last Tiger”. Twice this A-10A was sent to AMARC but in 2007 it was converted to an A-10C and returned to service.

Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II
Designed to counter criticism that the US Air Force wasn't serious enough about close air support, the A-10 Thunderbolt II was first flown on May 10, 1972. The Thunderbolt II is a single-seat attack aircraft used to protect ground forces from tanks, armored vehicles and other ground targets. Nicknamed "Warthog," the A-10 is highly maneuverable at low speeds and low altitude and is capable of short take-offs and landings. It is designed for easy maintenance—many of its parts are interchangeable between the right and left side and it can operate from bases with limited facilities. The A-10 is expected to remain in service until 2028 or beyond.

Hobby Master's 1:72 scale A-10 Thunderbolt II has crisp panel lines and a high-quality finish. The hinged canopy opens to expose beautifully recreated front and side instrument panels, control stick and seat. Other fine details include a slightly offset 30 mm gatling-gun barrel with cooling vents, a Pave Penny pod below the cockpit, several ventral mounted antenna and prominent high fuselage-mounted engine nacelles that provide an unobstructed view of the turbo fan's blades. The solid metal wing features cambered control surfaces and main gear nacelles, and a complete set of removable under-wing mounted ordnance has been included for multiple configuration options.


Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:72 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

    Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
    Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
    Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
    Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
    Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
    Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
    Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
    Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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Show on Homepage A-10A Thunderbolt II
Diecast Toy Manufacturer Hobby Master
Manufacturer No
Country United States
Scale 1:72
Type Jet Aircraft
Series A-10A
Color Green