A-10 Thunderbolt II

The appearance of the A-10 is remarkable while its performance is amazing. Known affectionately as the "Wart Hog" by its pilots, it's a large single seat aircraft, identified by a pair of TF-34-100A high bypass fan jet engines mounted high near the rear of the twin tailed fuselage. A few of the specifications are: Length 53' 4"; height 14'8", span 57'6"; maximum gross weight 47,400lbs, including 16,000lbs of external stores. Internal armament is the GAU-8/A 30mm Gatling cannon capable of 2100 or 4200 rounds per minute. It carries 1350 rounds of ammunition, a fire control head-up display, CRT TV monitor, laser spot seeker plus a diversified armament panel that can facilitate any operational need. The A-10 has been around since 1972, and has again proven its worth during the recent Gulf war.

Tamiya A-10 Thunderbolt II Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #61028
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Tamiya Item # tam61028
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 14-1/4" (36.5cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 13-1/2" (34.5cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61028
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"Easy to build kit!"
I started a Revell version of the A-10. The fit was so poor, I threw it out and got the Tamiya version. I could not have been happier. Tamiya does a fine job with fit and structural integrity. Exceptional.

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  • Appx. 150 parts in olive green and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
  • Weapons including: (6) AGM-65 Maverick, (1) GBU-8, (1).
  • GBU-10, (6) Mk.82 500lb bombs, (1) Mk.20 bomb, and (1) ALQ-119 pod.
  • Detailed nose and main landing gear, wheel wells, and boarding steps.
  • 30mm Gatling gun capable of 2100-4200 rounds per minute, 10 hard- points for 16,000lbs of ordnance, and titanium armoured cockpit.


  • Scale: 1/48
  • Wingspan: 14-1/4" (36.5cm)
  • Fuselage Length: 13-1/2" (34.5cm)
  • Tamiya Product Number: 61028


1/48 A-10 Thunderbolt II plastic model kit

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wdhinds1968 (Oliver Springs Tn)
Was impressed.Tons om weapons .Various options.A good kit at a decent price.

"Excellent Kit"
This is an excellent kit from Tamiya. One of the best A-10s on the market. The fit of the pieces is good, the decals are good, and the details are good. The amount of bombs that come with the kit is unbelievable as well. The instructions were easy to follow like all Tamiya kits.

"great kit"
this is a great kit for beginners and advanced hobbyists. parts were of the best quality and easy to assemble.


  • Decal Options:
  • 1: 23rd TFW, 76th TFS, England AFB, LA.
  • Overall: 3 tone Black/Dk Green/Med Green camouflage.
  • 2: 354th TFW, 355th TFS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC.
  • 3: 354th TFW, 356th TFS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC.
  • 4: 354th TFW, 353rd TFS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC.
  • 5: 81st TFW, 511th TFS, Bentwaters AFB, England.
  • 2,3,4,& 5 Overall: Same as 1

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