During the late 1960's, the United States Air Force ordered a new close air support aircraft. The A-10 Thunderbolt II more commonly known by its nickname "Warthog" is a cantilever low wing all metal monoplane. The enclosed cockpit is well forward of the wings and the bullet proof windshield with a titanium bath tub structure protected the pilot. The A-10 was designed for short term response against enemy armored vehicles. The main feature of the plane is a nose mounted 30mm GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling-type cannon. One of the most powerful aircraft cannons ever flown. It fires large depleted uranium armor piercing shells.
The Postage Stamp A-10 Warthog is a diecast metal 1/140 scale model complete with stand. The A-10 model is recommended for ages 14 and up.