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Hobby Master 1:72 Air Power Series HA1327
Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II Diecast Model
USAF 124th FW, 190th FS ID ANG Skullbangers, #78-0633, Incirlik AB, Turkey, October 2016

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


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On October 24, 2016 the 190th Fighter Squadron "Skullbangers", 124th Fighter Wing (Idaho ANG) returned to Gowen Field Air National Guard Base, Boise, Idaho after completing a six month deployment to Incirlik, Turkey in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). OIR was created to defeat ISIS and restore stability to the Middle East region by striking Da'esh targets in Syria and Iraq. In 1978 A-10A 78-0633 was delivered to the 118th FS, 103rd FW, Connecticut ANG ("The Flying Yankees") and transferred to the 190th in 2007 and converted to a C variant.

Fairchild A-10C 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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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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