By Joachim Jacob, Warthog News Editor
As already reported, eight A-10Cs from the 81st Fighter Squadron "Panthers", 52nd Fighter Wing (USAFE), Spangdahlem AB, Germany, went to Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, for NATO exercise Ramstein Rover 2012. They arrived on September 4, 2012, as two fourships.
Great online imagery is given by Demotix.com in their photo story NATO Exercise Ramstein Rover 2012 in the Czech Republic begins, provided by Ignac Hanak, Brno, Czech Republic.
Best shot so far:
All of the eight participating A-10Cs are lined up just after arrival. Pictured from front at right are: 81-0981 (marked 81 FS), 82-0646, 82-0656, 80-0275. Full size
Pictured from left are A-10Cs 82-0646, 82-0656, 80-0275. Full size
Pictured from left are A-10Cs: 82-0646, 82-0656, 80-0275. Full size
Pictured in this panoramic shot are seven of the eight participating "Hogs". Full size
A closer view. Full size
Photographed in front of A-10C 81-0981 (marked 81 FS) is Lt. Col. Clinton Eichelberger, 81st Fighter Squadron commander. The right air intake cover is official marked 81-1980. But in fact, it belongs to A-10C 81-0980, also from the 81th FS. An A-10 81-1980 doesn't exist. Full size
A-10C 81-0981 (marked 81 FS). The left air intake cover is official marked 81-1988. But in fact, it belongs to A-10C 81-0988, also from the 81th FS. An A-10 81-1988 doesn't exist. Full size
The following picture is published by pilotinfo.cz:
A view from the other end of the line. From right, pictured are A-10Cs 81-0965, 81-0992.
Please note: More pictures will be uploaded immediately.
Question: Anybody who can identify the two remaining A-10Cs by serial numbers?