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A-10 Warthog Thunderbolt Model

Air Force A10 Warthog CAS Wood Model Airplane

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A-10 Warthog Thunderbolt Model


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Museum quality A-10 Warthog Thunderbolt display model plane, perfect gift for pilots and collectors.

Model Airplane: A-10A Warthog Thunderbolt aircraft
Wingspan: 17.25"
Fuselage Length: 16"
Scale: 1/40

Model Airplane Factory offers handmade A-10 Thunderbolt Warthog display jet, artistically created from wood. After passing through several stages of sanding and priming, our talented artists paint and detail the A-10 Warthog display model with historically correct markings of the Air Force Warthog A-10. Multiple coats of clear lacquer is applied in A-10 Warthog display model plane to protect the exquisite artwork and provide an overall glossy finish. A-10 Warthog model wooden includes hand-made armaments to represent real weapon loads based on the original Air Force Warthog A10. Our Air Force Warthog A-10 display jet is a beautiful, handmade authentic replica, made from the very finest grade of select kiln-dried wood and painstakingly decorated by our skilled craftsmen. This Air Force Warthog A10 airplane model made of mahogany comes with a metal stand and wooden base.


The A-10 was developed in response to the increasing vulnerability of ground attack-planes to ground air defenses, as evidenced by the large number that were shot down by small arms fire, surface-to-air missiles, and low level anti-aircraft gunfire during the Vietnam War. This indicated the need for a specialized, heavily armored aircraft with long loiter time and large ordnance load, much like the Ilyushin Il-2 or A-1 Skyraider.

The A-10 saw combat for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991, destroying more than 1,000 Iraqi tanks, 2,000 military vehicles, and 1,200 artillery pieces. A-10s shot down two Iraqi helicopters with the GAU-8 gun. Seven A-10s were shot down during the war, far fewer than military planners expected. A-10s had a mission capable rate of 95.7%, flew 8,100 sorties, and launched 90% of the AGM-65 Maverick missiles fired in the conflict. Part of the reason for this success were the burning oil wells that provided Iraqi tanks some cover from advanced electronics and high-flying fighters like the F-15 and F-16, where the trained eye, longer gun range and stable gun platform of the A-10 proved its worth.

In the 1990s many A-10s were shifted to the forward air control (FAC) role and redesignated OA-10. In the FAC role the A-10 is typically equipped with up to six pods of 5 inch (127 mm) Zuni rockets, usually with smoke or white phosphorus warheads used for target marking. They remain fully combat capable despite the redesignation.


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