A-10A Thunderbolt II BD/79-143 47th TFS Barksdale AFB
From Hobby Master
CODE: HA1317
Length: 8.75"
Width: 9.75"

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series
A-10A Thunderbolt II
BD/79-143, 47th TFS, Barksdale AFB
True 1/72 scale
Professionally painted
Great attention to detail
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied)
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
Loads of optional armament has been provided
Canopy opens
Pilot figure.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic
Highly collectable

October 1975 saw delivery of the first USAF A-10a and deployment in March 1976. Built 
specifically for close ground support the pilot is protected by titanium armor while being 
covered by a bubble canopy giving a commanding view. The Warthog has everything 
needed to survive, dual engines; self-sealing fuel cells; redundant flight control systems 
protected by titanium armor; a 30 mm seven-barrel Gatling gun; a wide array of bombs 
and missiles. This plane packs a heavy punch and can stay on scene a long time to 
In the Gulf War, A-10s had a mission capable rate of 95.7 percent, flew 8,100 sorties and 
launched 90 percent of the AGM-65 Maverick missiles and were vital assets during 
Operation Desert Storm and Operation Noble Anvil.

A-10A 79-0143 was built as A10-0407 and eventually became a United States Air Force 
Reserve (AFRES) aircraft with the 47th TFS “Terrible Termites” / 917th TFG located at 
Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. In October 1980 the 47th TFS traded in their old A-37 
Dragonfly’s for the A-10. Three times the 47th TFS deployed to Aviano AB, Italy in 
support of United Nations operations and flew 501 sorties. A-10 79-0143 was transferred 
to the 66th Weapons Squadron at Nellis AFB and in 2003 was written off due to 
mechanical failure.
Assemble Guide: No assembly required.
Our Price: MYR260.00


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