Designed especially for close air support, the Warthog entered service in 1975. Literally built around the 30mm GAU-8 Gattling gun, the A-10 can also carry immense weapons loads under its wings and fuselage, including AGM 65 Maverick missiles. A highly survivable aircraft, the A-10 has redundant hydraulic systems backed up by manual systems; it can survive direct hits by armor piercing rounds. It flew 8,100 sorties during Desert Storm and has recently seen action in Afghanistan and was a key battlefield weapons system during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Fairchild Republic A-10 Warthog
Features: Detailed interior with seated pilot and boarding ladder, ECM pod, cluster bombs, napalm tanks, Maverick missiles and centerline drop tank, decals included for "LET'S ROLL", the 355TH Wing/12AF West Coast A-10 Demo Team, 2003, "NORRIS THE PLAYHOG" 104th TFS Maryland ANG, Sentry Independence, Volk Field Wisc, 1989, and Shark Mouth, the 74th TFS/23TFW, Desert Storm, 1991.
Plastic model kit.
Manufacturer: Revell Monogram