Sunday, December 7, 2008

Egyptians tour A-10s and F-15E Strike Eagles at Bagram

Today, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs released a photo essay Egyptians tour fighters, learn about American Air Power. Included are the following A-10 shots:



Capt. Chris Petek , A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, shows two Egyptian medical personnel the cockpit of an A-10C at Bagram AB, Afghanistan, on November 29, 2008. The Egyptian commander, Commander Mohamad, was impressed with capabilities of the American fighter jets. Captain Petek is deployed from the 75th Fighter Squadron, Moody AFB, Georgia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse) Hi-res



Capt. Chris Petek describes the size of a 30mm round compared to famous GAU-8/A "Avenger" 30mm cannon of the A-10 at Bagram AB, Afghanistan, on November 29, 2008. The cannon can fire up to 4,200 PGU-13 30mm high-explosive incendiary rounds per minute, and is the backbone of the fighter's armament. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse) Hi-res



Egyptian Army medical personnel look at the bombs of an A-10C at Bagram AB, Afghanistan, on November 29, 2008. Visible on station 4 is a GBU-38 JDAM. The Egyptians learned about the Air Force's close-air support mission for ground forces in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse) Hi-res

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