A-10C Thunderbolt II DIGITAL INSTRUCTIONS

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For those of you that may not be as familiar with the Lego community as others, this is a digital file. Nothing physical will be sent. You will need to order brick to complete this build. The ''cost of brick estimate'' may change from the time from when the estimate was made. 

How did an aircraft with such a powerful name as the A-10 Thunderbolt II come to be called the A-10 Warthog? Well, just ask it’s aircrews and maintenance personnel. When the last of more than 700 A-10s was built in 1984, the aircrews and maintainers who worked on this lumbering plane thought it was so ugly they called it the "Warthog."  Today, after decades of wear and tear and blood and toil, that nickname carries with it a nickname of affection and respect, even if there are still Warthog haters who can't wait for it to retire. Plane Bricks master builder Jonah Padberg has released his representation of the A-10 Warthog for your collection! This minifigure scale model has all the features you’ve come to expect from Plane Bricks. Fully functioning components are standard as is the authentic look and feel that is always included in a Plane Bricks Lego model.

 

Here’s a few specs of the real plane to whet your appetite:
 
Primary Function: A-10 -- close air support, OA-10 - airborne forward air control
 
Contractor: Fairchild Republic Co. (FRC acquired in 1987, now part of Northrop Grumman ISER)
 
Power Plant: Two General Electric TF34-GE-1 00 turbofans
 
Thrust: 9,065 pounds each engine 
 
Wingspan: 57 feet, 6 inches (17.42 meters) 
 
Length: 53 feet, 4 inches (16.16 meters) 
 
Height: 14 feet, 8 inches (4.42 meters) 
 
Weight: 29,000 pounds (13,154 kilograms) 
 
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 51,000 pounds (22,950 kilograms) 
 
Fuel Capacity: 11,000 pounds (7,257 kilograms) 
 
Payload: 16,000 pounds (7,257 kilograms) 
 
Speed: 420 miles per hour (Mach 0.56) 
 
Range: 800 miles (695 nautical miles) 
 
Ceiling: 45,000 feet (13,636 meters) 
 
Armament: One 30 mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun; up to 16,000 pounds (7,200 kilograms) of mixed ordnance on eight under-wing and three under-fuselage pylon stations, including 500 pound (225 kilograms) Mk-82 and 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) Mk-84 series low/high drag bombs, incendiary cluster bombs, combined effects munitions, mine dispensing munitions, AGM-65 Maverick missiles and laser-guided/electro-optically guided bombs; infrared countermeasure flares; electronic countermeasure chaff; jammer pods; 2.75-inch (6.99 centimeters) rockets; illumination flares and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles.
 
 
Difficulty level: Expert (Level 4 of 5)
Cost of brick estimate: $150-$350
 
 Features

- Functioning ailerons, elevators, flaps, and rudders

- Retractable landing gear

- Detailed cockpit

- Built to minifigure scale (1/38 scale)

 

 Dimensions

- Length 17'' 

- Width 18'' 

- Height 5''

 
What is included?
 
- PDF instruction book
 
- XML file for easy part ordering
 
- Links directing you to custom parts

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