A-10C Thunderbolt II

Ten Maryland ANG A-10Cs deploy to Europe

Ten US Air Force (USAF)-operated Fairchild-Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II close air support/attack aircraft belonging to the Maryland Air National Guard arrived at Keflavik, Iceland, on May 5, before moving deeper into Europe.

A-10C and C-146A make first US highway landings

Four A-10Cs from the 355th Wing/354th FS ‘Bulldogs’ and the Michigan ANG’s 127th Wing/107th FS ‘Red Devils’ landed on a less than one mile stretch of the M-32 state highway just west of Alpena, Michigan, on August 5 as part of the large-scale training exercise Northern Strike 21

USAF unveils another special schemed A-10C

A USAF-operated Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II from the Indiana ANG’s 122nd FW has been painted in a distinctive, non-standard black and grey colour scheme to commemorate 100 years of aviation in the Indiana ANG

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USAF plans to divest oldest A-10Cs and relocate Nellis-based units

The USAF has revealed plans to relocate its close air support and rescue missions from Nellis AFB, Nevada, to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, at the expense of the 42 oldest examples of its Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II fleet

New heritage scheme for 124th FW A-10C

A USAF-operated Fairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II from the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th FW at Boise Airport-Gowen Field has been rolled out sporting a new World War Two heritage paint scheme