At Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, Warthog News contributors James O'Rear and Ned Harris, both from the United States, had the opportunity to take the following shots:
A-10C 81-0989 from the 40th Flight Test Squadron on final. (Photo by James O'Rear) Full size
A-10C 81-0989. (Photo by Ned Harris) Full size
Note: The 40th Flight Test Squadron (40th FTS) is associated to the 46th Test Wing and is located at Eglin AFB, Florida. The 40th FTS also operates F-16 Fighting Falcons.
An older picture of this aircraft:
An A-10C Thunderbolt II from Eglin AFB, Florida, flies along the coast of Florida March 25, 2010, during the first flight of an aircraft powered solely by a biomass-derived jet fuel blend. The A-10 was fueled with a 50/50 blend of Hydrotreated Renewable Jet and JP-8. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joy Josephson) Hi-res
Note: The aircraft is A-10C 81-0989 (tailcode ET) from the 40th Flight Test Squadron (white fin-flashes with dark-red diamonds)
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More background info will be uploaded soon.