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Academy 1/48 scale ALL NEW

A-10C Thunderbolt II
"75th FS Flying Tigers"




Bachmann Europe PLC has sent information and images of this all-new 1/48 scale Academy release:

1/48 scale USAF Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II
"75th FS Flying Tigers"



Low-flying subsonic ground-attack twin-fanjet aircraft, maiden flight in May 1972. Nicknamed “Warthog” by USAF aircrew, more than 700 A-10s were built from 1973 to 1982 and the type is still in service with the US Air Force. A-10C is the current platform standard with further potential for life-extension; plans to retire the A-10 and replace with the F-35 are on hold.



The kit features:

  • New tooling.

  • Detailed cockpit & landing gear, ailerons can be positioned up or down, armaments & pilot figure included.

  • Choice of 3 USAF markings:

    • (1a) A-10Cs of 75th EFS/455th AWE, Bagram airbase, Afghanistan 2014;

    • (1b) A-10Cs of 75th FS, 23rd FG;

    • (2) A-10C 78-0597, 75th FS "Tiger Sharks" heritage livery 2017;

    • (3) A-10Cs of 25th FS "Assam Draggins", 51st FW Osan airbase, South Korea 2021/22.


Thanks to Bachmann Europe PLC for the information and images.

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Page Created 22 November, 2022
Last updated 22 November, 2022

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