A10A Thunderbolt II Arctic Livery 18TFS 343 Composite Wing AK 1:72 +preorder+
A-10A Thunderbolt II Arctic Livery 18th TFS 343rd Composite Wing AK 80-0221 Alaska March 1982 1:72 with stand
Announced October 26 2022, Scheduled for August 2023 release, Limited Edition of 700 Pieces
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October 1975 saw delivery of the first USAF A-10A and deployment in March 1976. Built specifically for close ground support the pilot is protected by titanium armor while being covered by a bubble canopy giving a commanding view. The Warthog has everything needed to survive, dual engines; self-sealing fuel cells; redundant flight control systems protected by titanium armor; a 30 mm seven-barrel Gatling gun; a wide array of bombs and missiles. This plane packs a heavy punch and can stay on scene a long time to deliver its payload.
December 18, 1981 saw the arrival of the first two A-10s, 80-221 and 80-222 assigned to Eielson AFB. Soon after their arrival 80-221 received an Arctic white paint scheme that differed from the usual all grey or green. This was an experimental scheme for the upcoming exercise “Cool Snow Hog '82-1” that was the first test for the A-10 operating at a forward base in Alaska. The exercise took place from March 8 to 16, 1982 in the area of Kotzebue, Alaska. The Snow Hog operating in Alaska never panned out.
Hobby Master is a Hong Kong based manufacturer producing high quality collectible diecast models. Hobbymaster produces mostly military diecast aircraft models in 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scales. It's products are perhaps the most popular military diecast models in the world, and their high quality is award winning. Most models include dynamic moveable parts, historic markings, realistic weaponry and come with their own stand, and many come with additional external weapons, fuel tanks, and pilot figures.
- Pre-painted Diecast Metal Model
- True 1:72 scale
- Professionally painted
- Great attention to detail
- All markings are Tampo printed (pad applied)
- Option to display the model on a stand that is provided
- Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions
- Canopy can be displayed open or closed
- Heavy metal construction with a minimum of plastic
Collectors item: Not suitable for children under 14
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