Smithsonian 1:48 Scale Large Diecast Metal Model, A-10 Thunderbolt II
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The A-10 Thunderbolt II, also known as the "Warthog", with its distinctive huge GAU-8 Avenger 30 mm caliber Gatling gun, was the first U.S. Air Force aircraft developed exclusively to provide close air support to ground forces. Designed to attack tanks and other armored vehicles the A-10 is exceptionally durable and can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles. It first saw combat in the Gulf war in 1991 and remains in service today.