- Postage Stamp Collection
- Highly detailed diecast model
- Measures Approximately: 4.625 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-10 Thunderbolt II with the 163rd Fighter Squadron. The 163rd FS is a unit of the Indiana Air National Guard 122nd Fighter Wing located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. They changed their names from the Marksmen to Blacksnakes in 1997 for a less aggressive undertone. They have been operating A-10’s since 2010.
This is a worthy addition to your diecast aircraft collection.