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 # tam61028
$34.40
 
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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!"
StevenSnodgrass7037
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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Features

  • 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.

Specs

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

Includes

1/48 A-10 Thunderbolt II plastic model kit


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Reviews

  
 
"excellent model"
JRB (Burleson, Texas)
as usual, Tamiya produces another excellent model. Unbelievably armed. But hey, it is what it is. Went together as a dream and all the options make it hard to chose. I am now looking for more Tam products.

 
"A10 Model Review - Built for an A10 Pilot Friend"
robert.keim (Westerville, OH)
I would give this Model a 5 Star rating. A Quote from the pilot who flew this plane, (Extremely detailed and accurate). This model is very well made and went together very well.

 
"Great kit of tank busting mayhem"
rockykeele (Tucson, AZ)
The Good: Excellent detail, great decals, large number of parts, awesome weapons load. The Bad: None come to mind. This is one of the best model kits I've done. The interior and exterior detail are very good, parts fit together very nicely, decals are great and the number of weapons supplied with the kit is amazing. Oh yeah, and the 30 mm cannon. The plane is fairly large (about the size of B-25 bomber). Overall, a super fun kit - highly recommended.

Markings

  • 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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