Tuesday, August 25, 2009

81st Fighter Squadron A-10s caught at Spangdahlem AB August 24, 2009

By Joachim Jacob

Updated: 26 August 2009, 28 August 2009

Yesterday, Warthog News contributor Oliver Jonischkeit from Germany was at Spangdahlem and had the opportunity to catch the following six 81st Fighter Squadron Hogs: 81-0956, 81-0960 (ex 118th Fighter Squadron), 81-0983, 81-0984 (without unit markings), 81-0991, 82-0656. 81-0991 arrived from Ramstein AB, Germany. All others were equipped with the Sniper XR targeting pod - a clear sign for the A-10C upgrade.

A-10 81-0956. (Photo by Oliver Jonischkeit) Full size

A-10 82-0656, visible in the background is A-10 81-0991. (Photo by Oliver Jonischkeit) Full size

From left: A-10s 81-0983 and 81-0984 (without unit markings) during final approach afternoon. (Photo by Oliver Jonischkeit) Hi-res

On August 26, 2009, Oliver added the following nice shot:

A-10 81-0991 arrives from Ramstein AB, Germany. (Photo by Oliver Jonischkeit) Full size

On August 28, 2009, from Peter G. Kuhn (Germany) I got permission to post his following shot:

A-10 81-0991 departs Ramstein AB, Germany. (Photo by Peter G. Kuhn) Full size

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