USAF A-10s training from austere landing strips

354th EFS A-10Cs pictured at Spangdahlem earlier in their deployment (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dylan Nuckolls)

Back in the Cold War it was expected that if tensions in Eastern Europe ever erupted into outright conflict then A-10s would have operated from ad-hoc runways in support of NATO tank formations. Now a recent video published by the USAF shows the currently deployed 354th EFS practicing from disused runways in Poland at Nowe Miasto, a former Warsaw Pact airfield.