Hobby Master HA1335 A-10A Thunderbolt II Mi-8 Killer 21 FS, 507th ACW, Shawn AFB, Dec 1991 1/72
"A-10A Thunderbolt II ""Mi-8 Killer"" 81-0964, 21 FS, 507th ACW, Shawn AFB, Dec 1991"
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.