Watch 1 Minute Of 2500 Rounds Launching From An A-10 Warthog

Watch 1 Minute Of 2500 Rounds Launching From An A-10 Warthog
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We all agree that Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II also known as A-1o “Warthog” is a beast of an aircraft. A-10 is named as the “Takbuster” or the “Flying Gun” for a reason.

This aircraft is basically built around a GAU-8 Avenger. The General Electric GAU-8 Avenger is a 30 mm hydralic driven seven barrel gattling autocannon. GAU-8 Avenger is designed specially for the anti-tank role and it can deliver very powerful rounds at a very high rate of fire close to 70 runds per second and around 4000 rounds per minute.

GAU-8 Avenger

The A-10 “Warthog” is an always a welcoming sight for the ground friendly troops when they are in trouble. We all know what happens to ground enemy troops when an A-10 start to fly over the battlefield.

This all in one package aircraft is very good at taking damages and surviving. If you are interested in watching how an A-10 survived 378 holes and made it back to the base, read the follwoing article.

Also Read: This A-10 Had No Flaps Or Speed Brakes But Still Made It Home With 378 Holes

What if you can also get to watch some of the fun time that an A-10 pilot get to experience while using the GAU-8 Avenger. We have found the perfect video for you. This video from the YouTube channel Chipcast Productions shows the cockpit view of different A-10s and how it feels when an GAU-8 Avenger is firing rounds.

According to the uploader of this video, it contains 2500 firing rounds of A-10’s 30 mm gun. Do you want to find out? Watch the following video and do the math.


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