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Estonia: US’ A-10 Thunderbolt II jets carry out take-off and landing drills01:21

Estonia: US’ A-10 Thunderbolt II jets carry out take-off and landing drills

Estonia, Jaegala-Kaeravete Highway
August 10, 2017 at 23:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

US Army's A-10 Thunderbolt II jets from the 175th Wing of the Maryland Air National Guard carried out take-off and landing drills at an extension of the Jaegala-Kaeravete Highway in the Harju County, Thursday.

The A-10 aircraft are unique in that they can land and take off from highways due to their wide tyres and high-mounted engines. The Jaegala-Kaeravete highway was closed for the day until 17:00 due to the military maneuvers.

The US military drills in northern Estonia have resumed as a consequence of renewed tensions with Russia.

Estonia: US’ A-10 Thunderbolt II jets carry out take-off and landing drills01:21
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US Army's A-10 Thunderbolt II jets from the 175th Wing of the Maryland Air National Guard carried out take-off and landing drills at an extension of the Jaegala-Kaeravete Highway in the Harju County, Thursday.

The A-10 aircraft are unique in that they can land and take off from highways due to their wide tyres and high-mounted engines. The Jaegala-Kaeravete highway was closed for the day until 17:00 due to the military maneuvers.

The US military drills in northern Estonia have resumed as a consequence of renewed tensions with Russia.

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