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Revell Monogram RVM5521 A-10 Warthog Plastic Model kit, Various

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This A-10 took heavy damage during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, including to the hydraulic system, yet pilot Captain Kim Campbell safely flew it back to base on manual reversion mode. If all four main tanks were lost, two self-sealing sump tanks contain fuel for 230miles (370km) of flight. It included a second seat for a weapon systems officer responsible for electronic countermeasures (ECM), navigation and target acquisition. A single-seat, twin turbofan engine developed for the United States Air Force, designed for close air support, attacking armored vehicles and tanks along with quick-action support against enemy ground forces.

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In a two month period, A-10s flew 11 percent of all USAF sorties since the start of operations in August 2014. The front landing gear is offset to the aircraft's right to allow placement of the 30mm cannon with its firing barrel along the centerline of the aircraft.

Its durability was demonstrated on 7 April 2003 when Captain Kim Campbell, while flying over Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, suffered extensive flak damage that damaged one engine and crippled the hydraulic system, requiring the stabilizer and flight controls to be operated via manual reversion mode. These engineering choices give the aircraft the ability to land as close to the front line of battle as possible. In 2007, the USAF expected it to remain in service until 2028 and possibly later, [128] when it would likely be replaced by the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II. The new aircraft needed to be inexpensive, robust, with payload of 16,000 lbs, a takeoff runway distance of 4,000 feet or less, a long loiter time, excellent low-speed maneuverability and extreme survivability. The first glass cockpits for the A-10 Warthog began in the early 1990s, adding enhanced multifunction displays, computerized autopilot, and a collision warning system.

A-10 Warthog Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Revell-Monogram A-10 Warthog Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48

The aging nature of the fleet led to questions about sustainability at a time when unmanned drones are taking over the ground attack and close air support roles. Scale The “warthog” is a real eye-catcher – not only the original flight picture impresses, but also the numerous small details on the model. The A-10 was involved in the killing of 35 Afghan civilians from 2010 to 2015, more than any other U. First used in its intended role as a transport, it was soon modified in the field to carry more machine guns in what became known as the helicopter gunship role.Wounded Warthog: an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot safely landed her "Warthog" after it sustained significant damage from enemy fire. Any interior surface of the tub directly exposed to the pilot is covered by a multi-layer nylon spall shield to protect against shell fragmentation. The cockpit and parts of the flight-control systems are protected by 1,200lb (540kg) of titanium aircraft armor, referred to as a "bathtub".

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