VIDEO: Watch the A-10 Thunderbolt II land on Estonian highway

Ten American A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, belonging to the 175th Wing of the Maryland Air National Guard, practiced landing and take off from an extension of a highway in northern Estonia.

The landing and take-off exercise took place on 10 August on the extension of the Jägala-Käravete highway, a portion of a longer road known as Piibe highway.

The jets were deployed in Estonia on 4 August in order to support Operation Atlantic Resolve.

This wasn’t the first time the US Air Force A-10s practiced highway operations from a public road in Estonia. In August 2016, the jets belonging to the 303rd Fighter Squadron, 442nd Fighter Wing, from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, performed highway operations from the same highway extension during their deployment to Estonia.

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Images courtesy of Estonian Defence Forces.

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