COBI A-10 Warthog Set (5837)
The COBI A-10 Warthog Set (5837) features 633 highly detailed brick parts and colorful, easy to read detailed instructions. The COBI A10 Thunderbolt II Set parts all work perfectly with LEGO and you will be impressed with the quality of COBI sets. COBI Sets differ in that they offer many more pieces and the majority of the parts are unique to COBI. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
Check out the new COBI P47 Thunderbolt, the original Thunderbolt here.
There is also a new COBI A10 Thunderbolt II “Blacksnakes” set coming in December of 2022. Th set features a commemorative 100 years of Indiana National guard flight livery. See the video of the real aircraft below. You can read the history behind this new livery here.
The COBIA-10 Warthog Set includes 1 figure and all the markings are pad printed so stickers are not necessary.
Both collectors and brick enthusiasts will get value and hours of enjoyment from this COBI A10 Warthog Set (5812) . Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
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How does COBI compare to LEGO? COBI is just as good if not better quality than LEGO. We wrote an article explaining the differences and there is more on this below. Long and short is these are not crappy knock offs.
A-10 Warthog History:
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin turbofan engine, straight wing jet aircraft developed by Fairchild-Republic for the United States Air Force (USAF). It is commonly referred to by the nicknames “Warthog” or “Hog”, although the A-10’s official name comes from the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II fighter-bomber effective at attacking ground targets.The A-10 was designed for close air support (CAS) of friendly ground troops, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground forces. It entered service in 1976 and is the only production-built aircraft that has served in the USAF that was designed solely for CAS. Its secondary mission is to provide forward air controller-airborne support, by directing other aircraft in attacks on ground targets. Aircraft used primarily in this role are designated OA-10.
The A-10 was intended to improve on the performance and firepower of the A-1 Skyraider. The A-10 was designed around the 30 mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon. Its airframe was designed for durability, with measures such as 1,200 pounds (540 kg) of titanium armor to protect the cockpit and aircraft systems, enabling it to absorb a significant amount of damage and continue flying. Its short takeoff and landing capability permits operation from airstrips close to the front lines, and its simple design enables maintenance with minimal facilities. The A-10 served in the Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm), the American–led intervention against Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, where the aircraft distinguished itself. The A-10 also participated in other conflicts such as in Grenada, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and against the Islamic State in the Middle East.
The A-10A single-seat variant was the only version produced, though one pre-production airframe was modified into the YA-10B twin-seat prototype to test an all-weather night capable version. In 2005, a program was started to upgrade remaining A-10A aircraft to the A-10C configuration, with modern avionics for use with precision weaponry. The U.S. Air Force had stated the F-35would replace the A-10 as it entered service, but this remains highly contentious within the USAF and in political circles. With a variety of upgrades and wing replacements, the A-10’s service life can be extended to 2040; the service has no planned retirement date as of June 2017.
To learn more about the real vehicle that inspired the COBI A-10 Warthog visit Wikipedia page here.
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George Haws (verified owner) –
Another great model from Cobi (my 8th). Went together as expected and looks great.
George Engles (verified owner) –
Great model. My grandson couldn’t wait for it to be released and it arrived the day before his birthday.
Dan Phelan (verified owner) –
This was my first Cobi set. I enjoyed putting it together. Be sure to pay attention while building, as several parts look similar.
qplus3 (verified owner) –
My son loves this awesome model. Experienced a hiccup with a missing part, but the customer service provided is outstanding. Definitely a plus ordering from War Bricks.
Julia Johnson (verified owner) –
Awesome build! Great detail! My son loves this! Amazing customer service and fast shipping from War Bricks as always! Thank you!
Greg Tobolewski (verified owner) –
Superfun set to put together, great details. Warbricks always does a good job
Robert (verified owner) –
Love this kit. I have a ton of Cobi plane kits and this is one of the best. I like it so much I got one for my God-son too.
Eric Hanson (verified owner) –
I purchased this awesome set for my son’s birthday….after 15 years of bldg Lego’s this is a great set with very good directions and it looks so d awesome.
Definitely buying more….soon!
Kelston Swift (verified owner) –
Have owning 19 COBI airplane sets, this A-10 Thunderbolt II is definitely is worth the purchase.
Absolutely fun build, i am very glad the set didn’t have stickers, it was all manufactured on the parts themselves. I also love the attention to detail of the A-10 and its many features. Warbricks had my order out very quickly and even received it earlier than expected with a hand written note thanking me for the purchase. Highly recommend this set as well as ordering through Warbricks.
Ian Whitlock (verified owner) –
BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRTTTTT!!!!! Who could ever hate this ugly duckling!? The A10 is an amazing plane and Cobi again knocks it out of the park with the detail and printing. Plus the fast shipping and awesome customer service from Warbricks what’s not to love?
Paul Backlund (verified owner) –
This A10 Cobi is my first, certainly not my last, build. The staff at Warbricks are fantastic! In a business environment that has forgotten customer service, they are a welcome addition! The build was great fun and the finished product looks great! I can’t say enough good thinga about Warbricks and the Cobi experience.