Today, from Ton Smolders, a professional photographer from the Netherlands, I've got his kind permission to upload his following outstanding shot to my blog, already posted on Digital Combat Simulator 09-14-2009 (See: Looking for details on A-10C Stick and Rudders
Outstanding cockpit shot of A-10C 81-0962 from the 81st Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany. This very interesting picture was taken at Volkel Open House June 20, 2009. Very impressive is the well-placed "Panthers" helmet, picturing the flags of the United States and Germany. (Photo by Ton Smolders)
Note: Ton's feedback is very helpful to support Ken Neubeck's upcoming new A-10 book by Squadron/Signal. We've already got kind photo support from photographer Pawel Pogoda via Warthog News contributor Mariusz Krawczyk (both from Poland).
Anyone who will provide us some more A-10C cockpit photos, especially close-up shots of the entire front panel, of both of the left and right side panels, and of the new stick?
Ken and I would be very grateful for any further photo support to make a "top notch" update.
Comment: Many thanks for sharing this unique picture, Ton.
By the way: Please visit Ton's website