As done during the previous deployment to Poland, the two Raptors, escorted by a KC-135 and two A-10 Warthogs (of the 8 already based there), returned to Spangdahlem later the same day: just a symbolic visit, that marked the closest deployment of the F-22 stealthy jets to Russia.
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A-10’s for combat air patrol and escort? odd choice.
F-22’s and A-10’s. No other country could put up such a dynamite combo of air to air and air to ground. Pure sex!
No, they sure aren’t! At least the Taliban have the balls to admit when their forces are involved in fighting a guerilla war.
At least there is proof of the Taliban fighting a guerrilla war.
lol if you want to get into a toe-to-toe dick measuring contest of the effectivity of the SU-25T versus the A-10 as CAS aircraft, the ‘private jet’ performs much better.