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Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Diecast Model
USAF 917th TFW, 47th TFS, Peanut , Barksdale AFB, LA, 1991

1:140 Scale   Length   Width
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II   4.5"   5"

In order to develop better camouflage for Desert Storm , the USAF tested two experimental paint schemes of the A-10 in 1991. One of the A-10 from 917th TFG (47th TFS) at Barksdale AFB was selected. It was known as the "Peanut " because of its brown special brown scheme (the other was known as the "Flipper" with a similar grey scheme). Both were not adopted finally and this " 76-0552 " was repainted in the usual grey but never went to Desert Storm. From 1993 to 1996, based at Aviano Air Base in Italy , the 47th flew 501 sorties as part of the NATO peacekeeping effort in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

In 1967 the USAF requested a new close support aircraft. On February 15, 1975 Fairchild delivered the first A-10s. The A-10 is a cantilever low wing monoplane of all metal construction. The enclosed cockpit is well forward of the wings and the bullet proof windshield protects the pilot along with a titanium bath tub structure. The A-10 was designed for primitive areas so that it can offer short term response against enemy vehicles.

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 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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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" 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.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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