A-10A Warthog Thunderbolt Model Airplane

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A-10 Warthog Aircraft Model

The A-10 Thunderbolt II is an American single-seat, twin-engine, straight-wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic in the early 1970s. The A-10 was designed for a United States Air Force requirement to provide close air support (CAS) for ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets with a limited air interdiction capability.

*To guarantee only the finest A-10 Warthog model planes, our skilled and meticulous model builders spend many hours crafting the details of the fuselage and wings to make this model Aircraft realistic enough to be displayed next to the original aircraft. Don't let the size fool you, these airplane models are detailed and as realistic as the original A-10 Warthog. 

*Scale: 1/40

*Wing Span: 17" and 1/4th

*Length: 16"

*Includes desk stand.

These timeless works of art are crafted to withstand the years and become a family heirloom that can be treasured for generations to come. All that is required to maintain these models is an occasional dusting to keep them looking magnificent on display in your office or home. You will be the envy of your friends and colleagues when they see this model aircraft on display. Don't worry all you have to do is share Military Models Online with them and they can build their own collection of scale models.

Purchasing one of these Museum quality replicas from us is as easy as filling out our secure online form and within days you will have your purchase in hand. All our plane models are shipped insured and securely packaged to make the journey to you, the new owners of this highly collectible aircraft model. 

 

Historic Past:

The A-10 was designed around the GAU-8 Avenger, a heavy automatic cannon which forms the aircraft's primary armament. The aircraft's hull incorporates over 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of armor and was designed with survivability as a priority, with protective measures in place which enable the aircraft to continue flying even after taking significant damage.

The A-10's official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt of World War II, a fighter that was particularly effective at close air support. The A-10 is more commonly known by its nickname "Warthog" or simply "Hog". As a secondary mission, it provides airborne forward air control, guiding other aircraft against ground targets. A-10s used primarily in this role are designated OA-10. The A-10 is expected to be replaced in 2028 or later.

The A-10 has received many upgrades over the years. Aircraft added the Pave Penny laser receiver pod beginning in 1978. It senses reflected laser radiation from a laser designator on a target for faster and more accurate target identification. The A-10 began receiving an inertial navigation system in 1980. Later, the Low-Altitude Safety and Targeting Enhancement (LASTE) upgrade provided computerized weapon-aiming equipment, an autopilot, and a ground-collision warning system. The A-10 is now compatible with night vision goggles for low-light operation. In 1999, aircraft began to receive Global Positioning System navigation systems and a new multi-function display. Its LASTE system is being upgraded with the Integrated Flight & Fire Control Computers (IFFCC).[24]

In 2005, the entire A-10 fleet also began receiving the Precision Engagement upgrades that include an improved fire control system (FCS), electronic countermeasures (ECM), and the ability to aim smart bombs. The aircraft that receive this upgrade are redesignated A-10C. The A-10 will receive a service life extension program (SLEP) upgrade with many receiving new wings. A contract to build 242 new A-10 wing sets was awarded to Boeing in June 2007. In July 2010, the USAF issued Raytheon a contract to integrate a Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) system into A-10Cs. Two A-10s flew in November 2011 with the new wing installed. The service life of the re-winged aircraft is extended to 2040.

The Government Accounting Office in 2007 estimated the cost of upgrading, refurbishing, and service life extension plans for the A-10 force to total $2.25 billion through 2013. Modifications to provide precision weapons capability are well underway. The Air Force Material Command's Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB, Utah completed work on its 100th A-10 precision engagement upgrade in January 2008. The C model upgrades are to be completed in 2011.

 

 

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