Picture gallery: A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft seen over Norfolk skies

The sight of an unfamiliar plane in Norfolk's skies has delighted aircraft enthusiasts over recent weeks, thanks to the arrival of a visiting squadron.

More than 25 American personnel and 10 A-10 Thunderbolt II planes from the 81st Fighter Squadron, usually based at Spangdahlem in Germany, have been temporarily stationed at RAF Lakenheath.

More commonly known by its nickname 'warthog', the A-10 left England in the early 1990s. For the past fortnight, however, the planes have become a regular sight over the county as they have taken off from RAF Lakenheath, near Brandon, on practice missions.

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