Aircraft, ordnance - World Peacekeepers A-10 Thunderbolt II
Stickers - and World Peacekeepers A-10 Thunderbolt II

The Joes have numerous fighters in the their aircraft inventory, but are a bit lacking on attack jets. They have a prop-powered bomber in the Mudfighter, and they have the Tiger Rat, a repainted Cobra Rattler which is based on the A-10 Thunderbolt II. 2003's Sky Sweeper Jet is also a bomber. So the Tiger Rat is the only Close Air Support aircraft they have, and that's a role that special operations would be especially in need of at times. In 1997 Hasbro also released a recoloured Rattler as an A-10, but there are enough differences between the planes (the number of engines and their placement, and the tilting VTOL wings of the Rattler) that it doesn't quite work. The World Peacekeepers line has a very nice A-10, which is a fair bit larger than a Rattler, and is more in-scale with what an A-10 should be, assuming you take the Skystriker as the definitive Joe scale, which you should. The biggest job on this custom was the paint job - it's freehand camouflage using three colours of spray paint - one tan and two shades of camo green.

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