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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1323
Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II Diecast Model
USAF 442nd FW, 303rd FS, #90-0119, Bagram AB, Afghanistan, 2014

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


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In 1982 the 303rd Troop Carrier Squadron became the 303rd FS when it received the A-10 Thunderbolt II. The 303rd FS is part of the 442nd FW (AFRC – Air Reserve Component) (KC) based at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. From April 2014 until October 2014 one dozen A-10C aircraft from the 442nd FW were based at Bagram AB, Afghanistan to form the 303rd EFS (Expeditionary Fighter Squadron). The A-10 was one of the most utilized aircraft for close air support throughout Operation Enduring Freedom.

Fairchild A-10C 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.

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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.

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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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