- Postage Stamp Collection
- Highly detailed diecast model
- Display stand included.
- Measures Approximately: 4.6 L x 5.0” Wingspan
- Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF). Commonly referred to by the nicknames "Warthog" or "Hog", its official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II fighter-bomber effective at attacking ground targets. The A-10 was designed for close air support (CAS) of friendly ground troops, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground forces. The Thunderbolt first flew on May 10th 1972 and entered service with the United States Air Force in October 0f 1977 and continues in service. A total of 716 were produced during a production run from 1972-1984.
This Daron Postage Stamp replica is of an A-10A Thunderbolt II with the “Flying Tigers” 74th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Wing during the 1990’s. The A-10 is best known for the massive 30mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon fitted in its nose, one of the most powerful aircraft cannons ever flown. To highlight this feature, the aircraft’s nose is painted with the shark mouth nose art reminiscent of the famous P-40 Warhawk “Flying Tigers” (AVG) from World War II.
This is a worthy addition to your diecast aircraft collection.