A-10 Thunderbolt II "Blacksnakes" 163 FS Indiana ANG (1:140) by Postage Stamp Planes
Item Number: PS5375-3
In 1967 the USAF requested a new closeup support aircraft. On February 15, 1975 Fairchild delivered the first A-10's. The A-10 is a cantilever low wing monoplane of all metal construction. The enclosed cockpit is well forward of the wings and the bullet proof windshield protected the pilot with a titanium bath tub structure. The A-10 was designed for primitive areas so that it could offer short term response against enemy vehicles.