1/48 Fairchild Republic A-10A "Thunderbolt II"

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Skill Level:Advanced

About the Fairchild Republic A-10A "Thunderbolt II"

The need for close air support, on small pin point targets, was recognized early during the Vietnam conflict. Following an experimental development program begun in the early 1970's, the Fairchild Republic Industries A-10 Thunderbolt II was selected for production. The performance characteristics demanded were for operation on unimproved short fields, both high and low airspeed maneuverability, easy maintenance, long loiter times and range, excellent pilot protection, and a capacity for large mixed weapons loads.

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 14Ǝ", span 57ƌ" 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.


  • Period of Service: 1972 - present served in Gulf War.
  • Twin turbofan engine, twin tail, single seat attack aircraft.
  • Highly detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display.
  • Markings included for 5 different aircraft.
  • Appx. 150 parts in olive green and clear with fine recessed panel lines.
  • Complete weapon load 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.
  • Cockpit detail includes instrument panel with decal for instrument faces and side consoles, 4 part ejection seat, and seated pilot.
  • 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.

MARKING OPTIONS: Single sheet of decals contains aircraft code letters, serial numbers, national insignia, stencils, and cockpit instruments for five aircraft:

  • 23rd TFW, 76th TFS, England AFB, LA. Overall: 3 tone Black/Dk Green/Med Green camouflage.
  • 354th TFW, 355th TFS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC.
  • 354th TFW, 356th TFS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC.
  • 354th TFW, 353rd TFS, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC.
  • 81st TFW, 511th TFS, Bentwaters AFB, England. 2,3,4,& 5 Overall: Same as 1

Additional paints Required:  

  • Flat Colors: Black, Yellow Green, Aluminum, Sky Grey, Deep Green, Khaki, Khaki Drab, Metallic Grey, Olive Green, Dark Green, Olive Drab.
  • Gloss Colors: Gun Metal, Silver, Gold, Sky Blue, Clear Blue, Clear Red.


  • Hobby Knife
  • Paint: 
  • Brushes
  • Sandpaper
  • Cement for plastics 
  • Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and Accessories


Scale: 1/48
Wingspan: 14-1/4" (36.5cm)
Fuselage Length: 13-1/2" (34.5cm)

COMMENTS:  Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep away from children 3 years of age and younger

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