Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

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Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 8:44 am

Hi All,

Well what a frustrating deployment that was, I had the option of heading out to catch the A-10's on any day of my choosing but the bad weather was persistent all week, of course their arrival and departure was in the sun! I headed out on the Wednesday having missed their last visit nearly four years ago with determination to see something. It was a challenging day for flying and a challenging day for shooting but the left turn back down the taxiway was very special. Here's my record of day.

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ImageUSAF Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-956' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-956' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-651' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-956' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageMcDonnell Douglas Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-651' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-648' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-651' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-651' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-648' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageUSAF McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle '91-310' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-956' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageUSAF Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-648' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-651' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-651' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-651' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-956' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-651' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageUSAF Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-956' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageFairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-651' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr
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ImageUSAF Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II '81-992' by Jonathan Haylock, on Flickr

Thanks to Gavin for the company and making the waiting game that bit easier!

Cheers :up:

Re: Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 8:52 am

Mouthwatering.

Re: Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 8:53 am

Fantastic set there,
That sun came out just the right time.
Mark

Re: Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 9:09 am

Lovely shots! When do they go home?

Re: Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 9:13 am

tankbuster81 wrote:Lovely shots! When do they go home?


Thanks, they left Friday - back to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany.

Re: Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 9:33 am

Nice set...

Didn't notice it before, but on the first two pics of 956, it looks like the nose cone has been given a good going over with some kind of blunt instrument... Surprised it didn't have a nose bleed...

Re: Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 9:43 am

LennyL wrote:Nice set...

Didn't notice it before, but on the first two pics of 956, it looks like the nose cone has been given a good going over with some kind of blunt instrument... Surprised it didn't have a nose bleed...


My guess is re-fuelling rod alignment issues :grin:

Re: Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 10:32 am

Fantastic taxiing shots :clap:

Re: Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 12:59 pm

Love those head-on shots, they really show off the profile of the jet

Re: Tankbusters at the Heath - Operation Atlantic Resolve

Sun 22 Mar 2015, 1:45 pm

A fabulous series of shots here Jon, nice work :-)
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