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Check out these cool photos of A-10 Hogs escorting MV-22 Osprey over Hawaii

by Dan Brokenhouse
Check out these cool photos of A-10 Hogs escorting MV-22 Osprey over Hawaii

MV-22 and A-10 Thunderbolt IIs conducted training consisting of a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel scenario and a combat search and rescue scenario

Taken on Feb. 26, 2019 the cool photos in this post features U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, escorting MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 268, Hawaii.

Check out these cool photos of A-10 Hogs escorting MV-22 Osprey over Hawaii

U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment and VMM-268 along with A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft conducted training consisting of a simulated tactical recovery of aircraft personnel scenario and a combat search and rescue (CSAR) scenario.

Check out these cool photos of A-10 Hogs escorting MV-22 Osprey over Hawaii

As shown in these pictures the A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions.

Check out these cool photos of A-10 Hogs escorting MV-22 Osprey over Hawaii

The wide combat radius and short takeoff and landing capability permit operations in and out of locations near front lines.

Check out these cool photos of A-10 Hogs escorting MV-22 Osprey over Hawaii
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Using night vision goggles, A-10 pilots can conduct their missions during darkness.

Check out these cool photos of A-10 Hogs escorting MV-22 Osprey over Hawaii
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U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Alex Kouns

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