Saturday, February 7, 2009

Two more 75th EFS A-10Cs relocated from Bagram to Spang

By Joachim Jacob

Yesterday, two more A-10Cs from the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron arrived at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, for wing inspections and repairs due to partial A-10 Thunderbolt II groundings.

80-0226 is part of the original 75th EFS twelve-ship aircraft package which deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram AB, Afghanistan, for USAF's AEF 5/6 (Cycle 7) rotation (September - December 2008). 79-0135 is part of a four-ship replacement aircraft package which additionally deployed from Moody AFB, Georgia, to Bagram AB just after the groundings.

According to the Scramble Message Board, both jets were announced to arrive as Iron 01 and Iron 02.



A-10C 79-0135 from the 74th Fighter Squadron arrives at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, on February 6th, 2009. (Photo by Matthias Bienentreu) Full size



A-10C 80-0226 from the 74th Fighter Squadron arrives at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, on February 6th, 2009. (Photo by Matthias Bienentreu) Full size

Special thanks to Matthias Bienentreu from the FlugzeugForum community for his written permission to publish his exclusive and very nice shots on my blog!

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Some 75th EFS A-10Cs returned to Bagram after inspections at Spang

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