Jaw-dropping photographs of U.S. A-10s and F-16s flying over South Korea

May 31 2016 - 3 Comments

Some stunning photographs of the 51st FW based at Osan Air Base.

On May 9, more than 40 aircraft, including 15 A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with the 25th Fighter Squadron “Draggins” and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 36th FS “Flying Fiends” with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, South Korea, with some additional F-16 aircraft with the 179th Fighter Squadron “Bulldogs” from the 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota, took part in a cool Elephant Walk exercise at Osan Air Base.

A-10 with F-16s Osan AFB

Few days later, some of the 51st FW A-10s and F-16s took part in an air-to-air photo session with photographer Jake Melampy.

A-10 with F-16s Osan AFB 3

Some of the incredible photographs taken by Melampy from the backseat of an F-16D showing, among the others, mixed formations of Hogs and Vipers, an A-10 firing the 30mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary gun, F-16 releasing flares, etc., were later released by the U.S. Air Force on the Osan Air Force Base image gallery (where you can download the high-rez version of the shots).

A-10 with F-16s Osan AFB 4

A-10 with F-16s Osan AFB 5

Image credit: Jake Melampy / U.S. Air Force

 

  • upchucked

    Hardly “Jaw Dropping”. Now, send one of the A-10s to North Korea and blow up one of Kim Jong-un’s tanks, now that would be Jaw Dropping!!

    • mrsatyre

      That wouldn’t be jaw-dropping either. More like a big yawn because that would be completely normal. Now, send an F-35 in to blow up a tank, and THEN that would be jaw-dropping. ;-)

  • Gorgeous shots! So badass! The “wolfpack”