This A-10 Thunderbolt model aircraft reflects in great detail the design and paint scheme of the original Desert Storm aircraft.
The A-10 Thunderbolt II served as the US Air Force’s close air support aircraft. Also known as the Warthog, this straight-wing jet was built with a 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon that can destroy even the toughest of armors. Slower than most aircraft of its time, the Thunderbolt II initially received a lukewarm welcome from the USAF pilots who favored high-speed jets. When it entered the Gulf War in 1991, the A-10 destroyed nearly 3,000 Iraqi military vehicles and shot down two enemy helicopters—a beginning that marked the A-10 Thunderbolt’s effectiveness in the battlefield.