Aircraft Photo of 79-0165 / 79-165 | Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II | USA - Air Force |
Registration / Serial:79-0165
Serial Painted:79-165
Military Code:MD
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
Aircraft Version:Fairchild A-10C Thunderbolt II
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:104 FS
C/n (msn):A10-0429
City / Airport:KandaharMap
Airport Codes:ICAO: OAKN   IATA: KDH   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:9 February 2010
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 161426
Photo Comment

Four A-10s at their revetment parking spots at Kandahar. The large concrete walls protect the aircraft for indirect fires, like rockets of mortars. When such a weapon impact the platform or revetments, hopefully only one aircraft will be damaged. The 104th Fighter Squadron "Baltimore Oriole" is a unit of the Maryland Air National Guard, 175th Wing stationed at Baltimore/Martin State (MD), also named Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River. Visible are three other A-10Cs: 78-0682, 78-0702 and 78-0719.

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