Sunday, March 29, 2009

A-10C 'OT' with Sniper XR pod caught at Nellis

A-10C 82-0658 from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron (422nd TES), photographed over Nellis AFB, Nevada, on March 25th, 2009. Loadout: LAU-131 rocked pod on station 2, 'golden' AGM-65 Maverick on station 3, Mk.82 Air Inflatable Retard (AIR) dumb bombs on stations 4, 5, 7 and 8, empty LAU-117 launch rail for a Maverick on station 9, Sniper XR targeting pod on station 10. (Photo by Bruce Smith) Hi-res

The AN/AAQ-33 Sniper XR is the latest targeting pod to be introduced to the A-10 Thunderbolt II. Some of first related shots were published in Jake Melampy's The Modern Hog Guide - The A-10 Warthog Exposed, Reid Air Publications, 2007.

Related info:
Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod (Lockheed Martin)

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