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Members of the 442nd Maintenance Squadron perform a phase inspection on an A-10 Thunderbolt II in March. Phase inspections are performed on the fleet of A-10's every 500th flying hour. The inspection takes about two weeks which allows the 442nd maintainers to completely break down the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston) Hi-res
Note: Pictured is A-10C 79-0123 from the 303rd Fighter Squadron.