The A/OA-10 Thunderbolt II is the first US Air Force aircraft designed for close air support to ground forces. Design is simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other heavy armoured vehicles.
MIBOJETS A-10 "WARTHOG" is now available as a 4th generation kit. In 2007/2008 we added a range of upgrades, improvements in outline and detail, and engineering improvements to our previous kit with the help of our Austrian collegue the very skilled modeler Michael Wurm. With some new building techniques and a complete redesign of the fuselage and engine pods including a unique slide out turbine mount we reached our goal where the model can be built within a 20 kg dry weight which qualifies it for entry into the Jet World Masters.
The prototype was flown in April 2008 equipped with 2 Jet Cat P 70 and dry weight 21 kg. After some modifications on landing gear, fuel cells, and the changing of all onboard batteries to Li-Po the model was re-equipped with a pair of Booster G 90 engines resulting in 19,4 kg dry weight (with all pylons but no ordnance) with plenty power for scale flying performance.
The best result of scale craftsmanship on a development version of our Gen. 4 kit was atTOP GUN 2008 for the team of Mike Selby & Ray Johns with:
Best Cockpit Interior
Team Scale 2nd
Best Jet Performance
MibojetsA-10 basic specifications
Scale:1: 5,8 Wingspan:3,00 m(118 inches) Fuselage length2,75 m(108 inches) Wing area133,9 dm2(2100 square inches) Kit weight19.8 kg and up depending on engine, equipment and construction Turbines:2 x 70N - 120N RC functions:Rudder, elevator, ailerons, throttle, flaps, landing gear, brakes, extra
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