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Easy Model Platinum Collection 37114
Fairchild A-10B Thunderbolt II Display Model
USAF, #73-1663, Edwards AFB, CA, 1979

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

In 1979 Fairchild-Republic converted a single A-10A airframe, #73-1663, into a two-seat Night/Adverse Weather prototype YA-10B. In addition to a second cockpit, the A-10B featured an advanced inertial navigation system, terrain-following radar, low-light targetting systems and a host of other features necessary for operating at night and in adverse weather conditions. The aircraft first flew on May 4th, 1979 but despite promising results from testing, the concept was not pursued and the program was later cancelled. The sole A-10B is now on display at the Edwards AFB Museum in California.

Fairchild A-10B 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 maintenanceómany 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.

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Easy Model Platinum Collection

The Easy Model "Platinum Collection" range presents highy-affordable, ready-made plastic models of military aircraft. While these models may not have the same "heft" as their diecast siblings, they do offer remarkable value for money. Most importantly, they look perfectly at home alongside diecast modes, allowing collectors to "flesh out" their collection with types and paint-schemes not yet available in diecast.

Easy Model "Platinum Collection" display model airplanes feature:

  • Molded plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Spinning propellers.
  • Authentic ordnance loads.
  • Permanently extended landing gear.

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