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Cool Video Shows A-10C 80-0275 Performing With New A-10C Thunderbolt II Demo Team Heritage Paint Scheme

The excellent video in this post features A-10C 80-0275 with new A-10C Thunderbolt II Demo Team Heritage paint scheme performing at the Great Pacific Airshow 2019.

Taken on Oct. 5, 2019 at Huntington Beach, California, the excellent video in this post features A-10C 80-0275 with new A-10C Thunderbolt II Demo Team Heritage paint scheme performing at the Great Pacific Airshow 2019.

Every fall The Great Pacific Airshow (TGPA) attracts people from all corners of the globe to the pristine beaches of Huntington Beach, California to experience the best airshow the United States has to offer. The Great Pacific Airshow provides viewers with an avenue to celebrate patriotism, adventure, and technology through the dozens of airborne performers and their incredible acrobatic feats. Produced by Huntington Beach-based creative + production agency Code Four, The Great Pacific Airshow is a family-friendly, inspiring event that thrills people of all ages.

Since its launch in 2016 TGPA has exploded in popularity. In 2018 we had unprecedented attendance of more than 2 million people (!) making Huntington Beach the destination for the country’s best airshow experience.

As the video descriptions says, the unmistakable engine noise can only mean an A-10 Warthog is about to enter the area with a demonstration of agility and tight minimum radius turn during Saturday’s schedule of the Great Pacific Airshow.

Airmen of the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron gave A-10 Thunderbolt II 80-0275, assigned to the A-10 Demonstration Team at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, a custom paint job resembling a World War II-era P-51 Mustang.

This print is available in multiple sizes from AircraftProfilePrints.com – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS. A-10C Thunderbolt II 127th W, 107th FS Red Devils, MI/81-994 / 100th Anniversary, 2017

The A-10 / P-51 paint scheme features green paint overlapping the standard low-visibility gray pattern on the upper surfaces of the fuselage, engines, wings and horizontal stabilizers, while invasion stripes have been applied on the lower surfaces of the engines and wings.

The engines and wings also sport the same insignia used by the U.S. Army Air Forces until 1947, a few months before the official formation of the U.S. Air Force, instead of the current low-visibility markings.

This model is available from AirModels – CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS.

The repainted A-10C took flight on Sep. 23.

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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