By Joachim Jacob, Warthog News Editor
Surprisingly, on their way back home to Continental United States (CONUS) the 18 A-10Cs of the ANG "Rainbow Team" which was recently combat-deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, made a stopover at Decimomannu Air Base, Sardinia, Italy.
At Decimomannu they were caught by different aviation photographers. The following pictures has been published on AWTI-DECIMO.COM (DECIMOMANNU AIR BASE UNOFFICIAL SITE). It seems like all of these shots were taken by Massimo Pieranunzi, owner of that site.
A-10C 78-0613 from the 184th Fighter Squadron arrives on October 12. Full size
A-10C 80-0188 (marked 188 FW and named City of Fort Smith) arrives on October 12. Full size
A-10C 79-0088 from the 104th Fighter Squadron arrives on October 12. Full size
A-10C 78-0646 from the 184th Fighter Squadron departs on October 14. Full size
A-10C 78-0613 from the 184th Fighter Squadron departs on October 14. Full size
Please note: This post will be further updated later this evening.