U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthogs perform unimproved surface landings in Nevada

May 01 2014 - 3 Comments

It is a phenomenal capability for a fixed wing attack jet to have. And, obviously, A-10 Warthog has it.

Few weeks ago we published an interesting image showing an A-10C assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron, Maryland Air National Guard landing on an unimproved dirt runway at Mud Lake on the Nevada Test and Training Range.

Since then we have collected some more photographs taken on Nov. 29, 2011 during day and night training through the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.

Touchdown

According to the airmen who sent them, the MD ANG typically trains their more experienced instructors on unimproved surface landings.

Daylight taxi

NVGs (Night Vision Goggles) are used for night operations on dirty runways.

NVG

In spite of critics, the U.S. Air Force has plans to retire the A-10 and to replace it with the F-35.

NVG taxi

Image credit: MD ANG/U.S. Air Force

 

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