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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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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2012, 10:58:36 AM »
Oh Yes,,, is sweet in blue.    Thanks

Am I seeing double?    Nope; it is A-10's own F-82  :icon_surprised:

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2012, 10:16:58 PM »
Nice stuff!  :)

Didn't someone do a really cool profile of an amphibian A-10? Kinda like a down-scaled Be-200? Can't find it at the moment, though.
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2012, 01:01:15 PM »
You know how the Bronco was supposed to be operable from floats? Weeeell...
So are those floats just braced that way or are they retractable up to the wing?  The open truss there works for the second, for the first I'd expect a rather more faired strut picking up the trunnions, main and bracing, for the main landing gear on each side.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #33 on: February 25, 2012, 02:41:34 PM »
A-10 ideas go here! >:(

First up, how about a turbopropped A-10?




This 3-view looks great my friend!!
Any chance of some coloured profiles in this turboprop configuration like................ RAAF  ;)

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #34 on: February 25, 2012, 02:46:04 PM »
Need I say more?




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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2012, 02:48:55 PM »
Thanks finsrin. Here's a quick and dirty attempt.

Well very very clever!!
Did you say 'a quick and dirty effort? Looks fantastic to me!!

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2012, 06:21:59 AM »
Something silly:

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2012, 06:31:28 AM »
Two seater deserves someone here volunteering to do in plastic.   :o

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #38 on: July 24, 2012, 03:10:17 AM »
company display model of the NAW.10 ...

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #39 on: July 24, 2012, 03:15:33 AM »
The turbo prop A-10 looks so right!
I did a standard A-10 in RAAF paint a while back.
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2012, 04:08:15 AM »
 :)
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #41 on: July 24, 2012, 04:11:10 AM »
I did wonder about a 2 seat all weather anti-ship version for the Norwegian AF.

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2012, 03:55:04 PM »
I have it in mind to do a couple of RAF Thunderbolts one of these years. The idea is that European air forces won't look at them without all-weather kit, so the RAF ones have a range of avionics similar to Harriers/Jaguars/Tornados. Some of this stuff was tested in principle on the N/AW A-10 demonstrator. The idea is that the single-seater is the main "bomb-truck" while the two-seaters support them with battlefield SEAD and off-boresight laser designation.


Single Seater:

Terrain-following radar in one u/c fairing
LRMTS in other u/c fairing
Harrier GR.7-style FLIR just below the windscreen sill-line in place of the IFR socket
Lightning-style refuelling probe bolted under one outer wing
Harrier GR.7-style RWR "horns" under nose


Two-seater: All of the above, plus:

GAU-8A replaced by an Oerlikon KCA plus a small ammo box (same ammo as the GAU-8)
Serious volume of SEAD avionics in former ammo-tank bay
Wired for ALARMS, jammer pods and TIALD pods

I am planning an RAF A-10A N/AW using the Trumpeter 1/32 kit.

I will be installing a refuelling probe on the nose ala Buccaneer/Intruder. Probably be finished in wrap around gray/green cammo, possibly overall gunship gray. Markings will be 617 Squadron.

Have thought of fitting the Tornado LRMTS and FLIR pods from Relish models

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2012, 04:40:20 PM »
Can't wait to see the result. :)
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2012, 06:27:30 PM »
I did wonder about a 2 seat all weather anti-ship version for the Norwegian AF.




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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2012, 02:19:51 AM »
 :)
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2012, 02:22:04 AM »
Yep thats what I had in mind. Cheers

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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #47 on: July 30, 2012, 01:38:01 AM »
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #48 on: July 30, 2012, 06:49:37 AM »
Yes! So it was yours that I was thinking of! Brilliant concept!  :)
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Re: Fairchild-Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II / Warthog / Hog
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2012, 08:59:30 AM »
Speaking of two-seat A-10s, how about one in the "Missileer" role with the magazine replaced by "black boxes" and a suitable antenna in the nose (same AWG-9 or AN/APG-71 as on the F-14) and lots of AIM-54s, with a few Sidewinders on the outboard hardpoints?