Hawgsmoke 2012

Hawgsmoke 2012

Postby dinger on Mon 14 Jan 2013, 9:27 pm

During August 2012, I was lucky enough to go to Davis Monthan AFB with 4 Aviation to photograph the happenings at Hawgsmoke 2012. We were fortunate enough to have ramp access on arrivals day and the rest of the time we were on the outside catching the recoveries fo the locals and the visitors. Here are a few shots from arrivals day and departures day.

First things first, the visiting Hawgs on the ramp including examples from Moody, Barksdale, Michigan and Idaho.

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A-10C 78-0618 Davis Monthan AFB 1 by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 78-0625 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 78-0627 Davis Monthan AFB 2 by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 78-0688 Davis Monthan AFB 1 by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 80-0144 Davis Monthan AFB 2 by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 80-0149 Davis Monthan AFB 2 by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 79-0145 Davis Monthan AFB 2 by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 79-0152 Davis Monthan AFB 3 by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 81-0998 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

After our ramp visit, we relocated to the approach for the remainder of the day.

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A-10C 79-0109 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 79-0122 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 78-0703 Davis Monthan AFB 3 by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 79-0209 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 80-0190 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 80-0197 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 82-0663 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C Pair Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 78-0684 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

These were taken on departure day.

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A-10C 78-0618 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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A-10C 79-0118 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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HC-130P 64-14860 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

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KC-135T 59-1512 Davis Monthan AFB by finband76, on Flickr

All in all, this was a fantastic trip with big thanks to 4 Aviation and the guys that were on the trip.

Dinger.
dinger

Re: Hawgsmoke 2012

Postby Agg on Tue 15 Jan 2013, 8:19 am

Love the Hawg, any pictures of the live fire competitions?
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Re: Hawgsmoke 2012

Postby Stu on Tue 15 Jan 2013, 9:14 am

Nice shots there :clap: love the A10 still miss them round the NN Coast
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Re: Hawgsmoke 2012

Postby dinger on Tue 15 Jan 2013, 12:33 pm

Agg wrote:Love the Hawg, any pictures of the live fire competitions?


I opted out of going to the ranges and went to Tucson instead to shoot some of the based Vipers. The guys who went to the range were dissapointed as the action was too distant and there were no flypasts.

Dinger.
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Re: Hawgsmoke 2012

Postby tankbuster81 on Tue 15 Jan 2013, 9:46 pm

Hog Heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't bother running, you'll only die tired!!
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Re: Hawgsmoke 2012

Postby DanBeeden on Wed 16 Jan 2013, 1:25 pm

Lovely shots, great selection of markings, unit badges etc that all add a much-needed splash of colour.

Terrific.
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Re: Hawgsmoke 2012

Postby ciaranchef on Sat 19 Jan 2013, 4:00 am

Oh wow, what a lineup, A10 heaven, stunning pictures of an amazing event, very jealous right now, Ciaran
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Re: Hawgsmoke 2012

Postby SPLAT on Sat 19 Jan 2013, 9:43 am

Have I died and gone to Hog Heaven :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:
A great set of shots , thanks for posting.
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