CCTV A-10 Warthog's 30 mm seven-barrel Gatling Gun V. Terrorist on scooter

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    This was posted in June of last yea but....

    1. I love the Warthog
    2. Scooters piss me off


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    The standard ammunition mixture for anti-armor use is a five-to-one mix of PGU-14/B Armor Piercing Incendiary 30 mm rounds...



    The GAU-8/A is extremely accurate and can fire 4,200 rounds per minute without complications. The 30-mm shell has twice the range, half the time to target, and three times the mass of projectiles fired by guns mounted in comparable close air support aircraft



    30mm round next to a .30-06 Springfield for comparison


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    enjoy your 72 pigs in hell....


     
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  2. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    They can take out a scooter but they still can't take out the Taliban in their Toyota pick ups
     
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    Who will people thank? Obama or Putin?
     
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    Smell ya later!
     
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    If that guy crashed, how far would he roll?
     
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    the warthog is a monster, the coolest jet ever and sounds like hell unleashed when it fires that 30mm gun

     
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    i thank Vespa on this one
     
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    I remember reading that during the cold war the soviet tankers really feared the A10.
     
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    It is a tank killer and

    nothing that flys can take a beating like the warthog

    this plane took it and returned the pilot home safely

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    Seems like an expensive kill. This little fella could have done the job for a buck-fiddy:

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    The MD Air National Guard 104th Fighter Squadron is stationed a few miles from me. These hogs have seen a lot of combat action. The GAO has been trying to retire it for years. The Air Force won't hear it. Retirement is indefinitely on hold. The A10 will be in service for at least 15 more years until a suitable replacement is ready.

    As a combat aircraft fan, the A 10 is my favorite. Designed in the early 70's by Fairchild, it's still the toughest plane in the
    Fleet. Redundant systems allow it to be shot to Swiss cheese and return the pilot home safe. It's a massive 30mm gun with an airplane built around it. The two GE engines can take direct hits and still function. It's been the unsung hero in most US involved conflicts for 25 years.

    Training flights come over my house. The whine of the two TF 34 engines can be heard well in advance of seeing the planes. Gotta be a horrible sound for the bad guys knowing you are about to be vaporized. It's ugly, slow and antiquated but the most valuable close combat weapon in the US arsenal.
     
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    Debuted in 1972, they are still the kings of close air support. The Air Force hates them, but the Army practically threatens revolts every time talk of killing the program gains footing. The Pentagon wants to give the role to the F35.


    They had to put the engines on top because the exhaust from the GAU would stall the engines. That gun is an engineering marvel.
     
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    He got Talibanned
     
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    Darkster will murder you.
     
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    Awesome machine....I wanted to buy one if I won the powerball...:beer:
     
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    Seems like a lot of money spend to kill 1 worthless idiot on a $200 scooter.
     
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    Looks like he took one right to the head. :owned: