1/72 A-10A Thunderbolt II: 81st TFW Wing Commander RAF Bentwaters 1986
From Hobby Master
CODE: HA1313
Length: 8.75 inches
Width: 9.75 inches

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.

In 1972 the standard tail code for the 81st TFW became WR. On August 24th the first 3 
aircraft arrived for maintenance training and on December 8, 1978 the first A-10 arrived 
for active service. Operations continued at Bentwaters until March 23, 1993 when the last 
2 A-10’s departed for their new home at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. The 81st TFW was 
deactivated and on July 1, 1993 Bentwaters was formally closed. Up until that date there 
had been an American presence for 42 years.
Assemble Guide: No assembly required.
Our Price: MYR255.00


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