A-10 Warthogs of the U.S. Air Force practiced landing (and take off) from a highway in northern Estonia.
For the second time in little more than one month, USAF A-10s, practiced highway operations from a public road in Estonia on Aug. 1.
The Warthogs, belonging to the 303rd Fighter Squadron, 442nd Fighter Wing, from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and deployed to Ämari Air Base on Jul. 25 performed landings and take offs from the Jägala-Käravete Highway in Northern Estonia.
The ability to perform landings from highways is unique to the A-10 that can exploit its wide tyres and high-mounted engines (therefore less prone to FOD – Foreign Object Damage).