Sunday, October 25, 2009

Three unmarked 81st Fighter Squadron A-10s left Spangdahlem for CONUS


Three unmarked A-10s from the 81st Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, left Spangdahlem AB, Germany, for Continental United States (CONUS) October 24, 2009. Serial numbers are: 81-0952, 81-0978, and 81-0984.

According to the Dutch Scramble Messagebord, all three aicraft (reported as Retro 01-03) arrived at Lajes Field, Azores, for stopover on the same day. Their final destination is still unknown to Warthog News.

At Lajes Field, Warthog News contributor André Inácio from Portugal took the following arrival shots:

A-10 81-0952. (Photo by André Inácio)

A-10 81-0978. (Photo by André Inácio)

A-10 81-0984. (Photo by André Inácio)

Note: All three aircraft are equipped with the AN/AAR-47 Missile Warning System.

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