The A-10 was used in combat for the first time during the Gulf War in 1991. The 23rd TFW flew more than 2,700 combat sorties over Iraq and Kuwait while maintaining a mission-capable rate of 95 percent. In addition to providing close air support for ground units, the A-10s performed Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) and SCUD-hunting missions. The combined efforts of the A-10 units resulted in the confirmed destruction of 987 tanks, 926 artillery pieces, 500 armored personnel carriers, 1,106 trucks, 112 military structures, 96 radars, 72 bunkers, 57 SCUD missile launchers, 50 anti-aircraft artillery batteries, 28 command posts, 11 FROG missiles, nine surface-to-air missile sites, eight fuel tanks and 12 aircraft.
A unique, full-color nameplate is included in this magnificently detailed model. Unlike diecast metal, finer detail can be molded in plastic, and this Easy Model 'Platinum Collectible' aircraft is sure to be a valuable addition to any 1/72 scale collection or diorama.