The A-10 Thunderbolt II, or "Warthog," was the only USAF aircraft designed solely for close air support — including attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets. It was introduced in 1977 and remains in service with a projected lifespan extending to 2028. Its Thunderbolt name is an homage to the P-47, an effective close air support aircraft during World War II.
This 1/72 scale, die cast model — a replica of the A-10B, an experimental two-seat prototype — features realistic panel lines, a glazed canopy, a well-equipped tandem cockpit, signature twin turbofan engines, extended landing gear, authentic USAF markings, and a mid-flight display stand. Measures approximately 8¾" long with a 9½" wingspan.