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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1302
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II Diecast Model
USAF 23rd FG, 511th TFS, #81-0964 "MiL Killer", Todd Sheehy, Operation Desert Storm, 1991

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

A-10A #81-0964 was flown by Captain Todd "Shanghai" Sheehy of the 511th TFS in Jan 1991. On Feb.15, 1991, during his 27th combat sortie, Captain Sheehy identified an Iraqi's Mi-8 "Hip" helicopter and he started shooting at about 8,000 feet using the 30 mm cannon for around 300 rounds . The "Hip" caught fire at the tail section and Captain Sheehy fired another 200 rounds to put an end to the "Hip".

81-0964 was one of two A-10s to achieved an air-to-air kill in combat (the first was #77-0205 flown by Captain Bob Swain who downed an Iraqi Bo 105 C helicopter during Operation Desert Storm in 1991). In 2002, it was stationed with the 23rd Fighter Group with shark mouth nose art linking her to the proud history of the 23rd Flying Tigers of WWII.

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.

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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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