Author Topic: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog  (Read 27827 times)

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 10:46:31 AM »
Enlarging the rear fuselage so that a tail gun assembly can be installed?  ???

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2012, 11:06:30 AM »
Cool. Hit the T-80 with 30mm on the way in and with a 20mm on the way out.

Just make sure the crew does not eject at the same time.
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 11:23:34 AM »
Yes, a tail gun.  One good for air-to-air and air-to-ground.  Need to plant a radar etc in tail for that.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 11:46:13 AM »
Yes, a tail gun.  One good for air-to-air and air-to-ground.  Need to plant a radar etc in tail for that.
Hmm, I can just see a nicely contoured radar pod above the gun.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2012, 07:11:03 PM »
Cool. Hit the T-80 with 30mm on the way in and with a 20mm on the way out.

Just make sure the crew does not eject at the same time.


Not exactly unprecedented in the real world:



It seems putting four gun pods on an Su-22, two facing forward and two facing back was not uncommon.
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2012, 12:36:06 PM »
Need I say more?

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2012, 08:48:11 PM »
You know how the Bronco was supposed to be operable from floats? Weeeell........ >:D >:D >:D 8)
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2012, 11:11:34 AM »
You know how the Bronco was supposed to be operable from floats? Weeeell...
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2012, 01:46:43 PM »
That is a super picture.  Can one of you graphics guys paint it WW2 - 1950s Navy blue?

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2012, 12:48:15 PM »
Thanks finsrin. Here's a quick and dirty attempt.
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2012, 12:54:58 PM »
Now that is pretty danged cool lookin'! :)
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2012, 08:18:03 PM »
OH HEL YES!!!! Nice one Apo!  :-*

What it needs now is a damn great torpedo....... 8)
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2012, 12:46:59 AM »


Old quick-n-dirty twin notion. I actually had the stuff to build this one, and a twin-boom variation with tail-gun,
but I lost interest so I sent the kits, along with a bunch of other stuff, to Greg (cthulhu77).

I also futzed around with a navalised conversion of the Trumpeter 1/32 A-10 NAW,
with a three-barrel reduced weight main gun and folding wings. I kept flip-flopping
between up-n-over, skewed-hinge line (ala the S2F) or full-on twist-n-fold old-school
Grumman style. Again I lost interest, so I donated the kit to the IPMS-Seattle Show raffle.

I've now decided that if I was to do a folding wing A-10, that due to the brutal appearance
of the aircraft it would have to be a a Fairey Fulmar or Barracuda style wing-fold.  ;D



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