Washington Post: Watch an A-10 land on a highway for the first time since 1984
In another episode ripped from the U.S. military’s Cold War training manual, four Air Force A-10 jets landed on an isolated highway in Estonia on Monday, the first time the aircraft has practiced highway landings since 1984.
The iconic ground-attack aircraft were from the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, which was participating in a U.S. Army-led, 14-nation exercise known as Saber Strike. According to a news release online, the jets had just finished a close air support exercise before being guided onto the highway in Jägala, Estonia, by a detachment soldiers on the ground, known as joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs.
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Update: Four A-10 tankbusters have landed on a highway (in Estonia): it’s the first time since 1984! (The Aviationist)
WNU Editor: OK .... I am impressed.