I can't say I blame him, the fucking thing is a bad ass piece of death dealing machinery. Its primary built-in weapon is the 30mm GAU-8/A AvengerGatling-type cannon. In the original design, the pilot could switch between two rates of fire: 2,100 or 4,200 rounds per minute; this was changed to a fixed rate of 3,900 rounds per minute. The cannon takes about half a second to come up to speed, so 50 rounds are fired during the first second, 65 or 70 rounds per second thereafter. The gun is accurate enough to place 80 percent of its shots within a 40-foot diameter circle from 4,000 feet while in flight. Over the past year, the A-10 has faced heaps of scrutiny from leaders wanting to send the attack aircraft to the bone yard. However, the beloved ‘Warthog’ has also seen a great deal of support from Congress and some within the Air Force who believe the A-10 still has much to offer. Now the aircraft can add one more to its list of champions: Chuck Norris. The famous martial artist, actor, and Air Force veteran recently penned an editorial coming out in support of the A-10’s future. On the World Net Daily website, Norris details the appeal of the aircraft and explains why it shouldn’t be retired just yet. “My passion to save the A-10 fleet comes from a long lineage of patriots and advocates for the U.S. military, our troops and their families,” he writes. Norris ends his editorial with a call to action for fellow supporters to voice their opinions by sending a message to the White House.