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Beautiful footage shows 107th FS A-10 Warthogs landing on abandoned runway in Estonia

The A-10 can be serviced and operated from austere bases with limited facilities near battle areas

Taken on Jun. 7, 2018 the beautiful footage in this post shows U.S. Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt II “Warthogs”, assigned to 107th Fighter Squadron (FS), conduct austere landing training on an old abandoned runway with support from 321st Special Tactics Squadron Combat Controllers, during exercise Saber Strike 18 in Haapsalu, Estonia.

Noteworthy the Thunderbolt II can be serviced and operated from austere bases with limited facilities near battle areas. Many of the aircraft’s parts are interchangeable left and right, including the engines, main landing gear and vertical stabilizers.

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

Specifically designed for close air support, its combination of large and varied ordnance load, long loiter time, accurate weapons delivery, austere field capability, and survivability has proven invaluable to the U.S. and its allies.

Saber Strike 18 is the eighth iteration of the long-standing U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative training exercise designed to enhance interoperability among allies and regional partners. This year’s exercise will take place June 3-15, focusing on improving land and air operational capabilities with an additional key objective to train with NATO’s Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroups.

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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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