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A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

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A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by jalfrezi » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:24 pm

As I slowly trawl through my photos from my US trip I'll try and share some with you. Today's photos are from Davis Monthan, home to a number of A-10 squadrons, from both Air Combat Command and Air Force Reserve Command.

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 057 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 074 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 005 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 110 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 114 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 055 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 049 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 099 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 001 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 004 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 007 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 048 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 056 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 062 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 076 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 117 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 121 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 146 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr


A number of other units are also based at DM, including the 563rd Rescue Group and the 55th Electronic Combat Group.

ImageSikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk - 05 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageSikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk - 01 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageSikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk - 02 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageLockheed EC-130H Compass Call - 03 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageLockheed EC-130H Compass Call - 05 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr


We were also lucky to have a couple of visitors, including this A-10 from Fort Wayne AFB and a KC-135 from Fairchild AFB.

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 043 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageFairchild Republic A-10C Thunderbolt II - 045 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageBoeing KC-135R Stratotanker - 01 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageBoeing KC-135R Stratotanker - 04 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr

ImageBoeing KC-135R Stratotanker - 06 by Nick Jennings, on Flickr


Thanks for looking!

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by Rob666 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:33 pm

What’s not to love miss the A10 over here, great set, my fav the first one if I had to choose.
Thanks for posting
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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by ChrisCwmbran » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:35 pm

Great shots! Love the A10's against the dark sky!

Thanks for sharing!

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by PeteHemsley » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:29 pm

Wonderful!

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by galaxysi » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:28 pm

What a day that was,lost track of all the aircraft we saw :clap:

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by Thunderbolt II » Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:26 pm

Mmmm, lovely stuff! Thanks for posting

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by Van Bullitt » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:22 pm

Lovely shots. Especially the dark sky ones and the pair turning on short finals 😀😀

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:58 am

A-10s against a moody sky, what a great contrast, like them all.
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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by blakey » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:15 am

Doesn't get any better than those
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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by Mark Owen » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:58 am

Stunning set. :Wow:

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by jalfrezi » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:43 am

Thanks for the kind words everyone, I'm glad you like them! :thumb:

galaxysi wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:28 pm
What a day that was,lost track of all the aircraft we saw :clap:
Sure was, and I was only there in the afternoon as I spent the morning at Pima! You must have grabbed quite a few more airframes in the morning.

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by Magpie » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:45 pm

Best set I've seen in a while :clap: :clap:
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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by Seahawk 11 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:16 pm

Just amazing !
Thanks for posting them,

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by Gingercake » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:42 pm

As others have said a great set of photos, especially against the dark sky.

They've certainly been busy with those mission tallies!

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:40 pm

If the rest of your pictures are as good as those we are in for a treat.Love the dark sky Hogs.

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by BFM » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:15 pm

Great shots , love the Hogs and others are all quality shots.

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by DeanW » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:35 pm

Always nice to see some images from a different base perimeter. The A-10s against the dark clouds are very tasty.

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by matt e » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:27 am

nice set,especially the two ships

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Re: A day at Davis Monthan AFB (A-10s)

Post by Zac Hinchcliffe » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:13 am

Just incredible stuff. Love the dark sky shots!

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Post by Blackcat1 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:06 pm

Great set of the GUN!! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtttttttttt!!!!!! 😁
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