1:72 Scale Plastic -Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt (Warthog) - 917th TFW Iraq 1990 – Length: 9" Wingspan: 9.5”
This model is a single seat. No pilot figure is included. The cockpit is glued shut. The landing gear is fixed in the extended position. A display stand is included.
This plastic model is fully assembled and painted. There is nothing needed to do, it is ready for display straight out of the box. The only minor assembly needed is the assembly of the plastic display stand.
The detail and scale of the model is comparable to other more expensive diecast metal models. The panel lines and cockpit are crisp. The paint scheme and markings are very accurately done. The markings are not decals that would crack or peel off. The marking seem to be printed onto the surfaces. Moreover the paint scheme is done in a "weathered" style where one can see different shades of darker color along particular panel lines and edges to represent oil stains and/or normal wear
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The box measures 11 inches by 9 inches by 3 inches.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American twin-engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. It is the only United States Air Force production aircraft designed solely for close air support, including attacking tanks,armored vehicles, and other ground targets with limited air defenses.
The A-10 was designed around the 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon that is its primary armament. The A-10's airframe was designed for durability, with measures such as 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of titanium aircraft armour to protect the cockpit and aircraft systems, enabling it to absorb a significant amount of damage and continue flying. The A-10A single-seat variant was the only version built, though one A-10A was converted to an A-10B twin-seat version. In 2005, a program was begun to upgrade remaining A-10A aircraft to the A-10C configuration.