Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Watch An A-10 Land On A Highway In Estonia

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 J├Ągala, 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw a Swiss fighter land on a highway taxi left and go inside a mountain. The camo door swung shut and we were allowed to proceed on the highway.